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Republicans sanction doctor for crime of debunking their misogynist lies

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How can you not uncritically trust such an impartial source?

You will probably recall when not only Republicans but some centrist reporters asserted that the 10-year-old rape victim forced to leave Ohio to obtain an abortion because Ohio Republicans wrote their belief that 10-year-old rape victims should be compelled by state coercion to carry their pregnancies to term into law must have been imaginary? The Indiana AG has succeeded in his quest to win frivolous sanctions against heroic doctor who both provided the needed care and debunked the fact chuckers (without revealing any legally protected personal information about the patient):

Dressed in white coats, Drs. Tracey Wilkinson and Caroline Rouse were among the first to arrive at Caitlin Bernard’s Thursday hearing in front of the Indiana medical licensing board. When the hearing ended nearly 15 hours later, they were among the last to leave. 

Six months after Indiana’s Republican attorney general filed a complaint against the Indianapolis obstetrician-gynecologist, the board voted to reprimand and fine Bernard on Thursday, finding that she violated privacy laws in giving a reporter information about a 10-year-old rape victim.

But representatives of the medical community nationwide – from individual doctors to the American Medical Association to an author of HIPAA – don’t think Bernard did anything wrong. Further, they say, the decision will have a chilling effect on those involved with patient care.

“This sends a message to all doctors everywhere that political persecution can be happening to you next for providing health care to your patients,” Wilkinson said. 

“It’s terrible,” Rouse said. They’d just spent hours “listening to our friend and our colleague be put on trial for taking care of her patient and providing evidence-based health care, and that is incredibly demoralizing as a physician.” 

Remember when the Savvy consensus was that Republican elites didn’t actually want to overrule Roe and the party’s longstanding policy of seeking to control female sexuality was just superficial rube-running? That was really stupid.

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