A doctor was reprimanded and fined by Indiana officials on May 25 for disclosing details about an abortion she performed on a 10-year-old.
Dr. Caitlin Bernard didn’t abide by privacy laws when she told a newspaper reporter about the abortion, according to Indiana’s Medical Licensing Board.
The board, however, rejected accusations from Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita that Bernard violated state law by not reporting the child abuse to Indiana authorities.
Board members turned down a request from the attorney general’s office to suspend Bernard’s license and did not restrict Bernard’s practice of medicine. They fined Bernard $3,000 for the violations.
“Thanks to my amazing team, the abortion doctor got the maximum civil fine for violating three counts of privacy laws and received a public reprimand to go into a national database,” Rokita said in a statement.
Bernard and one of her lawyers did not respond to requests for comment.
Bernard, who has consistently defended her actions,