Medical Board Demands Abortion Doc Appear Who Failed to Report Rapes of Teen Girls

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 9, 2013   |   6:33PM   |   Washington, DC

The Indiana state medical board is demanding that an abortion practitioner who failed to file timely reports on the abortions he did on a teen girl who were victimized by statutory rape appear before them.

Dr. Ulrich “George” Klopfer was one of four Indiana abortion practitioners who waited weeks or even months to report abortions they did on girls under the age of 14, who are victims of rape. State law requires such reports three days following the abortion to protect girls from sexual abuse and victimization, but a recent report by the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel newspaper makes it clear there is a massive abuse of the system taking place as abortion clinics cover up rape to make money from abortions.

Klopfer called the failures an “honest mistake.”

Meanwhile, women have filed more than 600 complaints against the Indiana-based abortion practitioner saying he submitted false and misleading reports to state health officials about their abortions.

Representatives from Indiana Right to Life and Lake County Right to Life held a press conference late Tuesday announcing that 626 consumer complaints were filed against Gary’s Friendship Family Planning abortion doctor Ulrich Klopfer, who lives in Illinois but does abortions in Indiana. Each complaint is the result of a terminated pregnancy report containing errors or omissions, the group says.

Now, Klopfer has been asked to appear before the Indiana Medical Licensing Board.

Dr. Ulrich “George” Klopfer is still “valid to practice while reviewed,” according to state records.

Sue Swayze, communications director for the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, said the medical licensing board requested a personal appearance by Klopfer after seeing information in the media about not properly filing reports.

Klopfer filed for license renewal under the usual process in October.

“The board has reached out to him and said, ‘You are valid, but before you renew we want you to come talk to us,’ ” Swayze said. “It’s not very often that the board does this.”

Swayze used to be the legislative director for Indiana Right to Life, and recently moved to state employment. She said she was not involved in bringing Klopfer’s case to the board’s attention.

Twenty Northwest Indiana women submitted the complaints. In their complaint forms, they requested the immediate suspension of Klopfer’s medical license, pending a full investigation. Lake County Right to Life officials are also requesting a meeting of the Lake County Prosecutor as the local prosecutor has the authority to bring criminal charges against Klopfer. Indiana law states that failure to complete and submit the report on time carries a Class B misdemeanor charge.



“Incorrect information on the reports ranged from stating that the post-fertilization age of the fetus was 88 weeks to the estimated number of weeks of gestation not correlating with the date of last menses and date of termination. Omitted information ranged from excluding whether or not a post-abortion examination was done to leaving out the date(s) of previous terminations,” they said.

“These errors and omissions on the reports we reviewed are inexcusable,” stated Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “We urge the Attorney General, the Medical Licensing Board and the Lake County Prosecutor to address these 626 complaints immediately. Businesses across Indiana are held to state laws in their respective fields and we believe the abortion industry should be held accountable as well.”

“Mistakes on every report for every abortion performed simply demonstrate sloppy work,” said Lynne Scherschel, Board Member for Lake County Right to Life. “Terminated pregnancy reports are an important accountability measure for client health and safety. All the errors and omissions are concerning, but especially alarming are omissions like whether or not an examination was done to be sure the abortion was complete. The state and county must take corrective steps immediately, starting with suspending Dr. Kloper’s medical license until a full investigation is done.”