Illinois abortion doctor enters diversion program

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

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A misdemeanor charge against an Illinois doctor that he failed to properly report an abortion could be dismissed in a year if he follows terms of a pre-trial diversion program.

Dr. Ulrich Klopfer of Crete, Illinois, was accused of waiting too long to report an abortion performed on a 13-year-old in 2013. State law requires the report be filed in three days. Klopfer didn’t report that procedure for six months.

The South Bend Tribune reports the agreement filed Monday requires Klopfer to pay $330 in fees and other costs, not commit any criminal offense during the year-long agreement, perform 24 hours of community service, report to the prosecutor’s office when requested and notify the prosecutor if he moves.

Klopfer is charged with the same misdemeanor in Lake County.


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