. 180K donated to doctor who preformed 10-year-old girl’s abortion to help with legal fees, security « JO LEE MAGAZINE

USA TODAY/Doctors across the country helped raised about $180,000 for an Indiana University obstetrician-gynecologist pay for security and legal expenses after she became a focal point in the abortion debate over providing the procedure to a 10-year-old rape victim.

The saga unfolded earlier this month after Dr. Caitlin Bernard told the Indianapolis Star, which is part of the USA TODAY Network, that she treated the 10-year-old girl from Ohio. After Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court, Ohio’s trigger law went into effect, banning abortions after six weeks.

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