Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, who is anti-abortion, alleges Dr. Caitlin Bernard violated state law by not reporting the girl's child abuse to authorities and violated patient privacy laws.
Authorities on Monday announced an arrest in the unsolved murders of two teenage girls — a drugstore worker who has been living in the same small Indiana community where their bodies were found.
Prescribing medical abortions across state lines is now risky for doctors. "We're talking about something that's a protected right in one state and a felony in a sister state," says one legal scholar.
Owen County Judge Kelsey Hanlon issued a preliminary injunction against the ban being enforced, putting the new law on hold as abortion clinic operators argue that it violates the state constitution.
Thursday, nearly all abortions must cease in Indiana after state lawmakers passed a full ban in August. Since Dobbs, Indiana has been a destination for those in surrounding states seeking abortions.
The car veered off the road in Riley, Indiana and crashed into a tree. The vehicle was on fire when officials arrived on the scene.
The cause of the explosion has not been determined. At least 11 of the 39 homes damaged are "uninhabitable," the fire department's chief told the Evansville Courier & Press.
Dr. Caitlin Bernard was publicly vilified for providing abortion care to a 10-year-old rape victim. And that's got some medical residents who were open to practicing in Indiana thinking again.
Indiana became the first state in the U.S. to pass a new abortion law after Roe v. Wade was overturned. Eli Lilly, which employs thousands in Indiana, said it would look elsewhere to expand.
The harassment began soon after her young patient became flashpoint in the national debate over abortion, Dr. Caitlin Bernard told NPR. "It's honestly been very hard for me, for my family," she said.