Attorney sends cease and desist letter to Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita

The letter said Attorney General Rokita made false and defamatory statements against Dr. Caitlin Bernard in a television interview.
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Published: Jul. 15, 2022 at 5:08 PM EDT
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — An attorney for Dr. Caitlin Bernard sent a cease and desist order to Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita Friday.

The cease and desist order sent by the law firm of DeLaney & DeLaney stated, “Please cease and desist from making false and misleading statements about alleged misconduct by Dr. Bernard in her profession, which constitute defamation per se. Moreover, to the extent that any statement you make exceeds the general scope of your authority as Indiana’s Attorney General, such a statement forms the basis of an actionable defamation claim.”

Attorney General Rokita said Dr. Bernard may have not followed all relevant policies, procedures, and regulations when she performed an abortion on a 10-year-old rape victim.

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The cease and desist said Rokita made false and defamatory statements on Fox News on July 13, 2022, that cast Dr. Bernard in a false light and allege misconduct in her profession.

A spokesperson for Attorney General Rokita responded to the letter by saying, “like any correspondence, it will be reviewed if and when it arrives. Regardless, no false or misleading statements have been made.”

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