Kathleen DeLaney, managing partner at DeLaney & DeLaney LLC, released the following statement regarding her client Caitlin Bernard, M.D., an Indianapolis obstetrician-gynecologist. Dr. Bernard recently came under attack by various media outlets and public figures after the Indianapolis Star reported that she provided medical and reproductive care for a 10-year-old child abuse victim. Her patient traveled from Ohio to receive care from Dr. Bernard in Indiana after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The child’s attacker has been arrested and has confessed to raping and impregnating her.
“My client, Dr. Caitlin Bernard, took every appropriate and proper action in accordance with the law and both her medical and ethical training as a physician. She followed all relevant policies, procedures, and regulations in this case, just as she does every day to provide the best possible care for her patients. She has not violated any law, including patient privacy laws, and she has not been disciplined by her employer. We are considering legal action against those who have smeared my client, including Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, and know that the facts will all come out in due time.”
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