Police raid abortion clinic where doc failed to report abortions on young girls

The South Bend Tribune is reporting that police have raided an abortion clinic whose doctor failed to report abortions on young girls:

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Detectives from the St. Joseph County Special Victims unit served a search warrant Wednesday at the South Bend clinic where Dr. Ulrich “George” Klopfer provides abortions and other services, the county prosecutor’s office confirmed.

Abortionist Ulrich George Klopfer  Photo credit: WSBT - Jade Birch

Abortionist Ulrich George Klopfer Photo credit: WSBT – Jade Birch

Detectives took files and other paperwork from Klopfer’s office at the Women’s Pavilion on Ironwood Drive, prosecutor’s office spokeswoman Jessica McBrier confirmed. They returned the original paperwork on Thursday after they made copies for investigation records.

McBrier said the search warrant was served as part of an ongoing investigation into Klopfer based on complaints and accompanying paperwork from St. Joseph County Right To Life Program Director Jeanette Burdell.

The complaints include documentation of delayed reporting of an abortion performed on a 13-year-old girl in 2013 and alleged errors and omissions in terminated pregnancy reports filed with the Indiana State Department of Health, among other things, said Burdell.

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“We saw 3 detectives and police cars,” St. Joseph County Right to Life executive director Jeanette Burdell, told WSBT.

She keeps a close eye on what happens at the abortion clinic, across the parking lot from her office.

“About an hour later, perhaps, one of the detectives came out with a pile, a stack of papers under his arm,” she continued. “I think that’s good that some activity is finally happening.”

Klopfer runs abortion clinics in South Bend, Fort Wayne and Gary.

Last fall, Right to Life groups in those three cities filed complaints with local prosecutors and Indiana’s Attorney General. They say Klopfer left important information off state forms and waited too long to report abortions on three 13-year-olds (one in each of the three cities).

In a complaint submitted to the Indiana State Department of Health, the St. Joseph County Right to Life president said he believes Klopfer is not following an Indiana law that requires him to have a back up doctor in St. Joseph County or an adjacent county. The purpose of that doctor is to cover Klopfer when he’s at his home in Illinois and unable to help patients who might run into trouble after a procedure.

Indiana’s Medical Licensing Board has asked the Attorney General to investigate.

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