Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission files misconduct charges against Attorney General Rokita

Published: Sep. 18, 2023 at 9:46 AM CDT
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WPTA) - Leaders with the Indiana Supreme Court announced on Monday that its Disciplinary Commission has filed three charges against Attorney General Todd Rokita.

The case centers around Todd Rokita’s comments on Dr. Caitlin Bernard, who disclosed that she provided abortion care for a 10-year-old rape victim who traveled to Indiana from Ohio for care.

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According to the Disciplinary Commission’s complaint, three professional misconduct charges have been filed against Rokita.

They say by referring to Dr. Bernard as an “abortion activist acting as a doctor--with a history of failure to report” during the Jesse Watters show in July 2022 while there was an ongoing investigation, Rokita violated Indiana Rule of Professional Conduct 3.6(a) and Indiana Rule of Professional Conduct 4.4(a), levying his first two charges.

The third count was filed as they say Rokita violated Indiana Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(d) by “intentionally making public statements and/or directing others to issue public statements from July 2022 - September 2022 about the investigation of Dr. Caitlin Bernard, prior to a referral to the Medical Licensing Board, in contravention of the duty of confidentiality required” under Indiana Code.

You can read the full complaint below.

The Justices of the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately determine is any disciplinary action is taken.

Rokita issued the following response:

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