An Indiana abortion doctor announced his hiatus from killing, leaving the city of Fort Wayne without an abortion provider for the first time in many years. The abortionist has lost his “back up” provider, as required by local laws.
Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, the abortionist from neighboring Illinois continues to play the abortion industry’s favorite pathos card about the “hardship” women will face since they will have to drive father and pay more with his absence as the local abortionist.
“They’ll have to drive another 100 or 200 miles. That will add to their cost and hardship,” he told the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.
However, in order to perform abortions in the region, Allen County has certain requirements. According to the News-Sentinel:
“The Allen County Patient Safety Ordinance requires doctors practicing but not residing in the county to have a relationship with a local doctor who can legally practice in Allen County. Additionally, state law requires abortion doctors to have local admitting privileges or have entered into an agreement with a physician who has admitting privileges at a hospital in the county or contiguous county in case of post-operative complications.”
Klopfer’s loss of his local support comes with a disturbing twist, though. It seems the doctor who was serving as Klopfer’s local back up had concerns about Klopfer filing reports on abortions of those who are under the age of 14. The News-Sentinel says that Dr. Geoffrey Cly, Klopfers’s back up, is pro-life, but since abortion is legal wanted to serve the health of the women who had abortions since Klopfer only traveled to Fort Wayne weekly. The paper reports Cly “was terminating the arrangement because of Klopfer’s failure to file timely reports about abortions on girls under 14 as required by state law.” It cites Cly’s letter to Klopfer:
“Furthermore, you told an online news publication, RH Reality Check, that you now advise girls under 14 and their parents or guardians that they can go to Illinois or Ohio to avoid (Indiana’s) under-14 reporting requirement for child sexual abuse,” Cly wrote. “Your failure to report 13-year-olds’ abortions properly and your subsequent admission to advising parents to avoid state laws is alarming. According to Indiana law, sex with a girl under 14 – regardless of the perpetrator’s age – is child abuse. Your advice to cross state lines for abortions may help child abuse to continue and a perpetrator or abuser to walk free.”
Additionally, Klopfer is facing problems with reports he has filed on his abortions. WISH-TV reports that Klopfer’s has almost 500 complaints filed against him for clerical errors in the one-page report that must be filled out after every abortion performed in the state of Indiana. According to WISH-TV:
“According to Allen County Right to life, Dr. Klopfer isn’t filling in some of the information or is even putting in incorrect information and they say he’s doing it on nearly every form. Doctors who don’t submit the correct information on time, could face a Class B misdemeanor charge. Terminated Pregnancy Reports are made public. Allen County Right to Life officials requested all of the reports filed by Klopfer’s Fort Wayne office over the past two years. That’s how they say they found errors on nearly 500 of them filed over the last couple of years.”
And the News-Sentinel adds that “Similar complaints have been filed by right-to-life supporters regarding Klopfer’s work at clinics in South Bend and Gary, and the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency has asked him to appear next month to explain his actions.”
Meanwhile, Klopfer is nonplussed about the accusations against him and told the paper that it was “unfortunate” that pro-lifers were more concerned about what he did that sexual abuse in the Catholic church, saying women would be hurt if he was put out of business.
However, pro-lifers would say that without an abortionists in Allen County, women will be helped not hurt. And so will their babies.