Abortion Practitioner Failed to Report Statutory Rape of 13-Year-Old Girl
by Steven Ertelt | Fort Wayne, IN | LifeNews.com | 9/18/13 9:56 AM
An Indiana abortion practitioner is coming under fire today for failing to file a timely report on the abortion he did on a 13-year-old girl who was victimized by statutory rape.
Allen County Right to Life, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, filed complaints today with the Indiana Attorney General’s office and the Indiana Medical Licensing Board over the Fort Wayne abortion doctor failing to properly report an abortion on a 13-year-old as required by state law. The age of the patient surfaced as ACRTL director Cathie Humbarger reviewed publicly-available terminated pregnancy reports from the state health department.
The report shows that a 13-year-old had an abortion performed by Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, of the Fort Wayne Women’s Health Organization abortion facility, on February 7. The Indiana Department of Health reported receiving the report on July 25, not within three days of the abortion procedure as specified by law.
According to Indiana abortion law, a physician performing an abortion on a patient less than 14 years of age must file a state-issued form within three days of the abortion with the state department of health and the department of child services. Indiana law specifies that failure to report is punishable with a Class B misdemeanor.
Humbarger told LifeNews today that her group filed complaints along with sidewalk counselor Evelyn Witte.
“It’s heartbreaking to learn that a 13-year-old became pregnant and now must live with the pain of an abortion for the rest of her life, but it’s doubly-heartbreaking that Dr. Klopfer’s failure to report the abortion may have allowed the girl’s molester to walk free,” she said.