Indiana doctor drops lawsuit against attorney general

By ARLEIGH RODGERS Associated Press/Report for America

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana doctor has dropped a lawsuit that aimed to halt the state's attorney general from investigating her after she provided an abortion to a 10-year-old Ohio child who was raped.

Thursday's court filings say lawyers for Dr. Caitlin Bernard of Indianapolis voluntarily nixed the lawsuit filed last month against Indiana Republican Attorney General Todd Rokita.

The lawsuit argued Rokita's office was wrongly justifying the investigation with "frivolous" consumer complaints submitted by people with no personal knowledge about the girl's treatment.

Marion County Judge Heather Welch ruled that Rokita could continue investigating Bernard but also said Rokita wrongly made public comments about investigating Bernard before he filed a complaint about her with the medical board.

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