Abortion centers that skirt sexual abuse reporting are endangering minors


Dr. Ulrich Klopfer

In September of 2013, Allen County Right to Life filed a consumer complaint with the Indiana Medical Licensing Board against the abortionist Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, in Fort Wayne, because Klopfer performed an abortion on a 13-year-old girl and didn’t report the abuse, as required by Indiana Law.

The statute is clear that all abortions being done on individuals under 14 years old must be reported to Indiana Child Protective Services and the Indiana State Department of Health within three business days. This apparently did not happen. There are two other pending complaints against Dr. Klopfer in Lake and St Joe County for not reporting abortions on girls under 14.

Today a Fort Wayne man is facing child-molesting charges after he allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl. Police state that Ronte L. Latham, 21, met the victim while he was working at the Weisser Park Youth Center. Latham told police he did not know the girl’s age and did not ask how old she was. Latham confirmed to police that he and the victim met while he was working at the Weisser Park Youth Center, but he didn’t talk to her at that point, “as it was not allowed to be that way with the kids.”

The 13-year-old girl became pregnant and had an abortion in February 2013. Allen County Right to Life was aware of this 13-year-old girl having an abortion (non-identifying information only on her) and the abortionist not reporting it. This is the 13-year-old child whom Allen County Right to Life reported back in Sept 2013 for Dr. Klopfer not following Indiana Law and reporting it.

“This is precisely why child sexual abuse must be reported by the abortionist when a child conceives as a result of a rape and the baby is aborted,” said Cathie Humbarger, Executive Director of Allen County Right to Life. “The perpetrators are protected when these horrific acts of sexual abuse targeting children when proper reporting does not occur or is delayed.   Reporting as required by Indiana State Law should prompt an immediate investigation by authorities.  It is unclear if reporting laws were followed in this case.”

During an interview with police, the victim said Latham, who was 19 at the time they had sex, knew how old she was. She also admitted that she knew how old Latham was.

On Monday, Latham was charged with two felony counts of child-molesting.

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