Abortion clinic closes as doctor faces charges he failed to report abortion of 13 year old
As a result of criminal charges against an abortion doctor, an abortion clinic in Indiana has clinic has reportedly closed it’s doors.
According to reports, Friendship Family Planning abortion clinic in Gary closed May 27.
Ken Severson, spokesman for the Indiana Department of Health stated that the abortion clinic’s closure came as the abortion doctor, Ulrich Klopfer, was facing charges of failing to timely file a report related to an abortion he performed on a 13-year-old girl in 2012.
As an abortion doctor, Klopfer was required to report such abortions, because of statutory rape laws in Indiana.
In 2014, after the criminal complaint became public, Klopfer was summonsed to appear before the Indiana Medical Licensing Board to explain his actions.
But, they allowed him to keep his medical license pending the state’s investigation.
The unreported abortion was brought to the attention of authorities by Lake County Right to Life in December of 2013.
Unreported abortions on minor girls have also been reported in a complaint filed by representatives of Indiana Right to Life and Allen County Right to Life.
The documents, filed by members of Allen County Right, stated that Klopfer performed an abortion on another 13-year-old in Allen County at the now closed Ft. Wayne Woman’s Health Organization on February 7, 2013 and failed to report that abortion as required by state law as well.
The age of that patient surfaced as Allen County Right to Life Executive Director, Cathie Humbarger, reviewed publicly available terminated pregnancy reports. The pregnancy report, filed with the State Department of Health, appears to confirm the allegation. (Read Allen County RTL Report here)
The criminal charges in Lake County cite Klopfer for failing to timely file a public report about the abortion he performed on a 13 year old child at the Friendship Family Planning abortion Clinic in Gary, In. in September of 2012.
The affidavit states that the report wasn’t sent to the Indiana Department of Health until January of 2013.
The news led to Klopfer’s back up physician terminating his status with the abortionist. Indiana requires every abortion doctor in the state to have admitting privileges to a local hospital or an agreement with a doctor who does.
Indiana Right to Life recently issued a news release stating that abortionist Klopfer has “surrendered” his license for the Gary clinic:
Klopfer has surrendered his Gary, Ind. abortion license.
Klopfer’s surrender follows the release of an alarming report by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) showing deplorable conditions and safety hazards at his Gary facility.
The surrender also comes just prior to Klopfer’s scheduled hearing on June 25 before the Indiana Medical Licensing Board, where the Board could choose to remove his medical license.
Klofper, who lives in Illinois, still has his Fort Wayne and South Bend abortion sites licensed with the state, despite only doing abortions in South Bend.
Life Dynamics Inc., a national pro-life organization located in Denton, Texas, points out that although they do not know the circumstances of these young girl’s pregnancies, mandatory reporting statutes which require healthcare workers to report reasonable suspicions of child sexual abuse to the authorities are being ignored inside American abortion, Planned Parenthood and family planning centers.
According to Mark Crutcher, founder of Life Dynamics, “When we began to investigate we found it was even worse than we thought it was. Initially we thought perhaps the abortion clinics were only reporting half of the incidents, but instead we found that they were reporting hardly any of them.”
Crutcher recently published a report of actual cases where clinics did not report suspected child abuse, often leading to repeated rape and assaults on the victims.
You can read that report here.
According to Indiana Right to Life, the license surrender also comes just prior to Klopfer’s scheduled hearing on June 25 before the Indiana Medical Licensing Board, where the Board could choose to remove his medical license.