INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A complaint filed Monday alleges that Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita violated professional conduct rules in statements he made about a doctor
The Indiana Supreme Court's disciplinary commission references an interview Rokita gave in July 2022 about Indianapolis Star reported.on a Fox News show, The
The commission also alleges in its complaint that Rokita, a Republican who is anti-abortion, violated confidentiality requirements by making statements about an investigation into Bernard prior to filing a complaint with the state's Medical Licensing Board.
Rokita's office told the newspaper Monday that it would file a response to the complaint.
Bernard, an Indianapolis obstetrician-gynecologist,and received widespread attention after .
The doctor's account of the rape victim traveling from Ohio to Indiana to receive abortion drugs became a flashpoint in the abortion debate days after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last summer.
Indiana was the first state to approve abortion restrictions after the court's decision. The near-total abortion ban recently took effect after legal battles.
Bernard later filed a tort claim notice against Rokita, accusing him of making false statements about her and her work.
Rokita filed a federal lawsuit against Indiana University Health last Friday claiming the state's largest hospital system violated patient privacy laws when Bernard publicly shared the girl's story. Rokita's lawsuit also names IU Healthcare Associates.
Bernard was, saying she didn't abide by privacy laws by speaking publicly about the girl's treatment. Hospital system officials have argued against that assertion.
Gerson Fuentes, 28, who confessed to raping and impregnating the Ohio girl,
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