A ten-year-old girl is raped and becomes pregnant. In her native Ohio, the Supreme Court recently ruled that abortions are no longer allowed. It even says that pregnancy is an “opportunity”. So the girl goes to Indiana.
The US Supreme Court overturned the country’s five-decade abortion law on Friday, and the Supreme Court, which is made up of mostly conservative judges, overturned the landmark decision “Roe v. Wade” from 1973.
Three days after the decision, Dr. Caitlin Bernard, an Indianapolis obstetrician and gynecologist, answered the phone, according to the Cinncinati.com portal. She received a call from a child abuse doctor in Ohio who had a 10-year-old patient in her practice. The girl was in her sixth week after being raped.
At the moment the abortion process is still legal in Indiana, the Indiana General Assembly will not hold a special session until July 25, so the 10-year-old made her way to Indiana to have the abortion performed by Dr. to let Caitlin Bernard do it.
Since Friday, abortion clinics there have seen a dramatic influx of patients arriving at their clinics from neighboring states with more restrictive guidelines. You have “an insane amount of requests” from pregnant people, Dr. Katie McHugh, an independent obstetrician-gynecologist quoted.
It hurts Bernard that Indiana could soon follow the restrictions. “It’s hard to imagine that in just a few weeks we won’t be able to provide this supply,” said Bernard.
Meanwhile, outrage spread on Twitter. “A 10-year-old girl is raped. The state forces her to stay pregnant and tells her to take it as an “opportunity”. This is not Iran. This isn’t Gilead. This is not hypothetical. This happened today in Ohio,” commented one Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Gavi Begtrup.
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