INDIANAPOLIS (ChurchMilitant.com) - An Indiana abortionist is losing his medical license for at least six months and may face criminal charges.
Dr. Ulrich Klopfer has had his medical license yanked after nearly 10 years of complaints, including the accusation that he did not report the rape of two 13-year-old girls.
A press release from the Indiana Attorney General's office declares the Indiana Medical Licensing Board (IMLB) voted on August 25 to permanently revoke Klopfer's license. It notes, however, that he will be able to apply for reinstatement after six months and the completion of certain requirements.
The AG has filed four complaints against Klopfer. First, he "fail[ed] to provide qualified personnel to monitor patients undergoing surgical abortion procedures." Second, he violated informed consent laws. Third, he did not properly fill out or submit medical records to the state according to law. Fourth, he neglected to report the rape of at least two 13-year-old patients.
ChurchMilitant.com reported that between 2011 and 2013, Klopfer had more than 1,200 complaints filed against him by patients. Pro-life Investigators found 1,494 errors in the paperwork he submitted to the state showing he filed false or misleading reports on behalf of patients.
The president of St. Joseph County Right to Life remarked, "A few errors and omissions could be understandable, but 1,494 is incredible. If Dr. Ulrich Klopfer can't get his paperwork in order, how can he be allowed to run a business that profits off of invasive surgical procedures on women?"
Klopfer admitted he neglected to inform the state about abortions performed on girls under the age of 14 — a misdemeanor with up to six months in prison and a fine of $1,000 per infraction. He's admitted to doing it twice but called it "an honest mistake." He also admitted regularly referring girls to abortion mills in other states like Ohio or Illinois that don't have mandatory reporting laws.
Shawn Sullivan, attorney and president of pro-life group The Life Center, notes in a letter to the AG that performing abortions outside of legally established boundaries is a criminal offense. The Attorney General's office, however, confirmed to ChurchMilitant.com it is not pursuing criminal charges against Klopfer.
In fact, two county prosecutors — Lake County and St. Joseph County — filed criminal charges against Klopfer. However, they confirmed to ChurchMiliant.com that charges against Klopfer were dropped after he submitted himself to a court-mandated program and paid his fines.
Despite the lack of criminal charges against Klopfer, Sullivan commented,
The Life Center is gratified with today's action by Indiana Medical Licensing Board's suspension of the Medical license of Dr. George Ulrich Klopfer, an abortionist who has long skirted the laws of our State and who has terminated the lives of tens of thousands of pre-born human beings over the course of 43 years. Although the suspension of 6 months is at the minimum end of the guidelines we are nevertheless pleased that, at long last, some degree of justice has been meted out.