Indiana attorney general blames immigration and 'Marxists' for 10-year-old rape victim's abortion plight
Indiana's Republican Attorney General Todd Rokita told Fox News anchor Jesse Watters on Wednesday evening that he intends to open a criminal investigation into the provider who performed an abortion on a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio that had to travel to The Hoosier State to obtain the procedure.
The girl was 45 days along and unable to terminate the forced pregnancy because The Buckeye State banned most abortions past six weeks – with no exceptions for rape or incest – immediately following the United States Supreme Court's right-wing majority decision retracting the constitutional right to abortion in its reversal of Roe versus Wade on June 24th.
Indiana allows abortions up until the 13th week as long as mandated conditions are met. Its rules are likely to tighten, however, when state lawmakers convene in an emergency session on July 25th to discuss post-Roe policy plans.
In Ohio, the restrictions are predicated on what legislators and anti-choice activists claim is the detection of a heartbeat. But that contention is not supported by empirical medical data. As an April 17th NBC News report noted, embryos have no structured heart at six weeks. Instead, there is "a tube that generates sporadic electrical impulses that eventually coordinate into rhythmic pulses."
Live Science also explained in detail last September that "after the detection of the flutter at six weeks, the heart muscle continues to develop over the next four to six weeks, undergoing the folding and bending that needs to happen for the heart to take its final shape."
On Tuesday, a 27-year-old suspect was taken into custody and confessed to twice assaulting the child. The arrest occurred while numerous Ohio Republicans – including Governor Mike DeWine, Attorney General Dave Yost, and Congressman Jim Jordan – were publicly suggesting that the story was a fabrication. The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board called the account "a fanciful tale." None of them have issued a formal apology in light of the accused rapist's capture.
Incidentally, Yost had expressed his doubts on Monday's Jesse Watters Primetime. During Wednesday's broadcast, Rokita blamed President Joe Biden's immigration policies for the crime despite the alleged perpetrator having lived in Columbus, Ohio for seven years.
"I shouldn't be here. I mean, first of all, this is an illegal immigration issue because likely of Biden's lawlessness at the border and everything going on down there. That's why Indiana as a non-border state has actually filed several independent lawsuits on that," Rokita said.
While justice for the victim may be served in an Ohio courtroom, Rokita is taking a much different approach in neighboring Indiana.
"Then we have the rape, and then we have this abortion activist acting as a doctor with a history of failing to report," he continued as Fox displayed a picture of the doctor who aided the underaged victim. "So we're gathering the information, we're gathering the evidence as we speak, and we're gonna fight this to the end, including looking at her licensure. If she failed to report in Indiana, it's a crime to not report, to intentionally not report."
Next, Rokita fired off several conspiracy theories.
"This is a horrible, horrible scene caused by Marxists and socialists and those in the White House who want lawlessness at the border. And then this girl was politicized – politicized – for the gain of killing more babies, alright? That was the goal," Rokita declared. "And this abortion activist is out there front and center. The lame stream media – the fake news – is right behind it and unfortunately in Indiana, the paper of record is fake news and they were right there jumping in on all this thinking that it was gonna be great for their abortionist movement when this girl has been so brutalized."
Watch below or at this link.
\u201cIndiana AG: This girl was politicized for the gain of killing more babies\u2026 The lame stream media and the fake news is right behind it.\u201d— Acyn (@Acyn) 1657756414
- Conservative columnist: The 'cruelty' of forced birth advocates will ... ›
- GOP governor suggests she would force ten-year-old rape victims to ... ›
- Ohio GOP lawmaker pushes total abortion ban forcing rape victims ... ›
- Indiana abortion doctor faces litany of threats after being named on website linked to Amy Coney Barrett: report - Alternet.org ›
- Indiana AG who threatened to go after abortion doctor hit with formal misconduct complaint - Alternet.org ›
- 'Backsliding on democracy': Indiana governor signs extreme abortion ban bill - Alternet.org ›