Abortion doctor’s fate to be determined later this year

The fate of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer's license will be decided at a hearing of the Indiana Medical Licensing Board.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) The Indiana Medical Licensing Board conducted a hearing Thursday morning in Indianapolis regarding the status of the medical licenses of Dr. Ulrich “George” Klopfer, who has performed abortions in multiple cities, including Fort Wayne, for decades.

The board denied a request by Klopfer for a summary judgement as the hearing got underway. Board members will now evaluate evidence and hear testimony from witnesses in the case at a future date which has not yet been determined.

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

Klopfer is accused of violating abortion record keeping and advice and consent laws. In its administrative licensing complaint with the licensing board, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s Office contends Klopfer racked up 1,833 violations. The violations include incomplete and incorrect terminated pregnancy reports and failure on two occasions to timely submit a terminated pregnancy report for 13-year-old patients within three days of the abortion procedure as required by law.

Klopfer no longer performs abortions in Fort Wayne because he doesn’t have hospital admitting privilege agreements with doctors in Allen County.

The licensing board will determine whether to take disciplinary action against Klopfer which could range from a reprimand to license suspension or the revocation of his medical licenses.

 

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