The story came from only a single news source and alleged that an Ohio sexual abuse victim had to flee to Indiana to receive an abortion
Friday, Joe Biden shared an unsubstantiated story of a 10-year-old sexual abuse victim in Ohio who had to flee to Indiana to receive an abortion. He shared this story to push an unlawful executive order to protect abortion “rights.”
As it turns out, there’s no real evidence that the story is legitimate, and plenty that casts doubt on it. Even the Washington Post “fact-checkers” refuse to spin it for Biden.
The story originates in the Indianapolis Star and quickly became viral on the internet, with many people taking the claims within it at face value and running with it… Including Biden.
“This isn’t some imagined horror,” Biden said. “It is already happening. Just last week, it was reported that a 10-year-old girl was a rape victim – 10 years old – and she was forced to have to travel out of state to Indiana to seek to terminate the pregnancy and maybe save her life. Imagine being that little girl. Just imagine being that little girl. Ten years old!”
However, the story was never verified. It came to the Star from a pro-abortion doctor, Dr. Caitlin Bernard, who claimed that an Ohio doctor contacted her about a 10-year-old sexual abuse victim who needed an abortion. She never gave the name of the doctor who contacted her or even the town where the doctor resided, so there is no way of verifying the story.
Furthermore, her being an outspoken pro-abortion advocate means that the story could have been fabricated for political purposes, and if it was, it has worked.
The story was so popular that it was inescapable on many corners of the internet despite its dubious veracity. Bernard was the only source for the story; she gave no details and has an agenda to push, the Washington Post found.
Biden fell for it, as did many. But what makes his instance worse is the amount of power he wields and that he used an unverifiable story to push an unlawful executive order.