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THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Fake News or Disinformation?


by Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor


I suspect we have all heard the story about the 10-year old girl in Ohio who, because of Ohio's abortion law, had to go to Dr. Katelyn Bernard in Indiana for an abortion.  This story made the rounds of news, talk shows and even President included the story in one of his speeches.  What a pity it wasn't true!

I became suspicious when I heard the girl was 6 weeks and 3 days pregnant.  Why didn't the girl's parent or guardian have the abortion 4 days before?  That didn't make sense.  Fox news was more curious, so they did a deep investigation.
First, there was no rape kit done on the girl.  All medical professionals, teachers, police officers, and Dr. Phil (who reminds us daily) are mandated reporters.  That means that if any doctor has an underaged patient who is pregnant, he/she is required by law to report it to the police.  That was not done.  Then the investigator looked at the Ohio law.  It says nothing about 6-weeks.  Ohio law is based on the baby's heartbeat.  No heartbeat, no life.  We'll never know if there was a heartbeat in this case. Next the investigator went to the police, the county prosecutor, all the way up to the state's Attorney General.  Not record.
Then they went over to Indiana.  The doctor, Katelyn Bernard, who reported to the supposed rape did so to a newspaper, not to the police.  She has a reputation for doing anything and everything to promote abortion.  If it is true that the story about the 10-year old girl is fiction a lot of people are going to look foolish, including many members of our government who bought into it hook, line, and sinker.