US doctor reprimanded for talking about 10-year-old's abortion

A DOCTOR who drew national attention for revealing she had performed an abortion on a 10-year-old rape victim was reprimanded and fined by a medical board for violating patient privacy laws.  

The state of Indiana’s Medical Licensing Board found gynaecologist Caitlin Bernard had violated privacy laws when she spoke publicly about the case without the consent of the patient or her guardian. It voted yesterday to fine her US$3,000 (RM13,860) while allowing her to continue practicing medicine.