Case of 10-Year-Old Rape Victim Forced to Go Out of State for Abortion May be Totally False by Tim Graham for Life News
This story was “too good to check” for the liberal media — a ten-year-old rape victim in Ohio having to travel to Indiana to get an abortion. On Saturday, Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler noticed it when Joe Biden used it. “This is the account of a one-source story that quickly went viral around the world — and into the talking points of the president.”
On Friday the president claimed:
“This isn’t some imagined horror. 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.”
On Friday, Biden was the latest to “pounce” on an Indiana abortionist’s claim that she saw a raped 10-year-old girl for an abortion. But the Indianapolis Star that reported this story is in full defensive crouch. The reporter isn’t talking.
The story was “too good to check.” pic.twitter.com/yUe7g4Bin8
— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) July 10, 2022
But Biden was late to the game — last Sunday, CNN host Dana Bash repeatedly threw this alleged offense in the face of conservative Gov. Kristi Noem. CNN just assumed it was true, and an ambitious Republican politician is never going to suggest it’s sketchy.
The Indianapolis Star reported that abortionist Caitlan Barnard “received a call from ‘a child abuse doctor’ in Ohio who had a 10-year-old patient who was six weeks and three days pregnant.” The Star reported that the child “was on her way to Indiana to Bernard’s care.”
Kessler underlined “There is no indication that the newspaper made other attempts to confirm her account. The story’s lead reporter, Shari Rudavsky, did not respond to a query asking whether additional sourcing was obtained.” The Star put out a lame statement that “the facts and sources…are clear.”