Trial set for doctor over reporting of abortion

Video still image of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer taken during an abortion protest in Fort Wayne in August, 1994
Video still image of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer taken during an abortion protest in Fort Wayne in August, 1994

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A doctor charged with not properly reporting an abortion on a teenager two years ago in Indiana is scheduled to stand trial next year.

A Lake County judge on Monday set a trial date of Jan. 26, 2015, for 73-year-old Dr. Ulrich Klopfer of Crete, Illinois. Klopfer performs abortions in Gary, Fort Wayne and South Bend.

He was charged in January with a misdemeanor count of failing to timely file a public report. Prosecutors say he didn’t report to Indiana officials within three days that he performed an abortion on a 13-year-old girl in Gary.

The Times of Munster reports Klopfer didn’t attend Monday’s hearing. He has previously said he finds it “amazing” that a paperwork error could jeopardize his medical license.

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Information from: The Times, http://www.thetimesonline.com

 

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