According to a Guardian report, the Indiana abortion doctor at the center of the shocking story of the 10-year-old girl from Ohio who had to cross state lines for the procedure after being raped , has already been warned by the FBI that they have a credible threat against her and her daughter after being singled out on an anti-choice website once avidly promoted by current Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
The report notes that Dr. Caitlin Bernard testified last year that she stopped having abortions at a South Bend clinic after Planned Parenthood passed on an FBI message about a kidnapping plot against her daughter.
According to the report, “The Guardian reported in January that the names of six abortion providers, along with their education and work locations, appeared on the website of an extreme anti-abortion group called Right to Life Michiana, in a section of the website titled “Local Abortion Threat”. Bernard was among the list of doctors named on the extremist website.”
The report notes that the website had previously been praised by Coney Barrett when she was a law professor at Notre Dame.
“Barrett, who voted to overrule Roe v Wade last month, signed a two-page ad the group ran in 2006 while working as a teacher at Notre Dame. He said those who signed ” oppose abortion on demand and defend the right to life from fertilization to natural death”. The second page of the ad titled Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that legalized abortion, ‘barbarian.’ The ad was published in the South Bend Tribune by St Joseph County Right to Life, which merged with Right to Life Michiana in 2020,” the report said.
According to the report, “Bernard is still listed on the Right to Life Michiana website,” and The Guardian’s Stephanie Kirchgaessner added, “It’s a common tactic employed by anti-abortion groups which right to life supporters say abortion, invite threats of violence and intimidation against abortion providers.