Ohio‘s top law enforcement official said Monday he has found no evidence of the existence of the alleged 10-year-old rape victim who abortion advocates including President Joe Biden claimed had to flee the Buckeye State to terminate her tragic pregnancy.
The story generated sympathy and outrage in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last month to overturn Roe v. Wade, and give states the right to allow, regulate, or even ban abortion. But the central claim began to fall apart late last week amid a telling lack of crucial details. State Attorney General Dave Yost cast further doubt on the story in an appearance on Fox News.
“We have regular contact with prosecutors and local police and sheriffs,” Yost told Jesse Watters. “[There’s] not a whisper anywhere.”
Yost said he believes such a horrific case would not escape the attention of his office.
“My office runs the state crime lab,” he said. “Any case like this, you’re going to have a rape kit, you’re going to have biological evidence, and you would be looking for DNA. There is no case request for analysis that looks anything like this.”
Biden repeated a claim that seems to have originated in a July 1 Indianapolis Star report that quoted a doctor who said the girl was forced to travel to Indiana for her abortion. The doctor, Indianapolis obstetrician-gynecologist Caitlan Bernard, said she had been alerted by an Ohio “child abuse doctor” about the case. But Yost also pointed out that even after the Supreme Court’s ruling, Ohio’s so-called Heartbeat Law would have permitted an abortion in a case like the one described.
In his July 8 remarks, Biden said parts of the country are taking “a giant step backwards” in the aftermath of the high court’s ruling. He cited several states that have implemented what he deemed extreme abortion regulations.
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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