Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said Monday that he has not “heard a whisper” about the 10-year-old girl who was allegedly denied an abortion in his state.
The story made headlines 3 days after Ohio’s “trigger law” was brought into effect. Yost discussed the matter with Jesse Waters on Fox Prime Time on Monday night.
“We work closely with the decentralized law-enforcement system in Ohio, but we have regular contact with prosecutors and local police and sheriffs. Not a whisper anywhere,” Yost told Waters, as reported by RealClearPolitics.
“Something that may be even more telling: My office runs the crime lab,” Yost saus. He also noted that his office did not receive any request for a DNA analysis. “Any case like this, you’re going to have a rape kit, you’re going to have biological evidence, and you’d be looking for DNA analysis, which we do most of the DNA analysis in Ohio. There is no case request for an analysis that looks anything like this,” Yost added.
President Joe Biden was one of many who hit out at the decision and also vented his anger at Ohio’s “Heartbeat Bill.” Biden said that a girl so young should not be forced to “give birth to a rapist’s child.” Biden continued, “This isn’t some imagined horror. It’s already happening. Just last week, it was reported that a 10-year-old girl was a rape victim in Ohio, 10 years old, and she was forced to have to travel out of the state to Indiana to seek to terminate the pregnancy and maybe save her life.”
Kristi Noem (R-SD) appeared on CNN’s state of the union and went into the matter with Dana Bash. Bash asked Noem whether it was acceptable for a 10-year-old to cross state lines for an abortion. Noem responded, saying that the rape of children is “an issue that the supreme court has weighed … as well,” noting that citizens should also be “addressing those sick individuals [who] do this to our children.”
Noem was asked whether she would adjust her state laws of such an incident happened in South Dakota, Noem replied: “I don’t believe a tragic situation should be perpetuated by another tragedy. There’s more that we have got to do to make sure that we really are living a life that says every life is precious, especially innocent lives that have been shattered, like that 10-year-old girl.”
Noem concluded by saying “every single life, every single life is precious. This tragedy is horrific. But, in South Dakota, the law today is that the abortions are illegal, except to save the life of the mother.”
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