By Cheryl Sullenger
Gary, IN — Indiana abortionist Ulrich Klopfer, 73, was ordered to stand trial early next year for failing to report suspected child abuse after giving a 13-year old girl an abortion in 2012.
Klopfer, who did not appear in the Lake County court for yesterday’s hearing, faces a possible penalty of up to 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted of the Class B misdemeanor.
A trial date was set for January 26, 2015.
Klopfer’s alleged failure to report the abuse was uncovered when Indiana Right to Life obtained thousands of Terminated Pregnancy Reports and discovered 1,590 errors and omissions on the reports related to abortions in Lake and Allen Counties where Klopfer worked at two abortion clinics. To date, over 1,200 complaints have been filed against him.
Operation Rescue consulted with Indiana Right to Life on this case.
Negative publicity over Klopfer’s failure to report child sex abuse led a physician that provided hospital care for Klopfer’s botched abortion victims to quit the agreement, forcing Klopfer to close his Ft. Wayne abortion clinic in January, 2014.
In March, police raided Klopfer’s Women’s Pavilion abortion clinic in South Bend, Indiana, seizing documents and other property. He remains under criminal investigation in St. Joseph County where inspection reports revealed that numerous health and safety code deficiencies existed at his South Bend facility.
In addition, Klopfer’s medical license is under review and could face possible license revocation.
“The non-reporting of child sex crimes is rampant throughout the abortion industry and poses a very serious threat to children who are the victims of these heinous crimes. It is unthinkable that Klopfer may have returned a child into the hands of her abuser, but this kind of thing happens at abortion clinics all too often,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue. “We look forward to Klopfer’s day in court and pray that he is made an example for other abortionists who think mandatory reporting laws do not apply to them.”