and Lake County Right to Life
obtained documentation from the Indiana State Department of Health
(ISDH) that informs Dr. Ulrich Klopfer
cannot perform abortions because he
failed to submit admitting privilege documentation as required by the new law.
In a letter dated June 27 from Randall Snyder, PT, MBA of the ISDH to Klopfer of Gary's Friendship Family Planning facility, Klopfer is told, "This letter is to inform the above referenced clinic that it has not submitted admitting privilege documentation or agreements with the request for license renewal.
The letter also informs Klopfer
of punishment if he
fails to comply.
In addition to the Family Friendship Planning facility in Gary, Ind., Klopfer
also runs abortion facilities in Fort Wayne and South Bend, Ind. Klopfer
has not been able to perform abortions at his
Fort Wayne location since Dec. 31, 2013 when he
back-up physician as required by a county ordinance.
indicates that Klopfer
can continue abortions in South Bend, Ind. because he
has submitted verified admitting privilege documentation for that location.
"It is likely that Dr. Klopfer did not have legally-required admitting privileges through a back-up physician under the old law that required admitting privileges but never required proof of compliance.
We're thankful that no women, that we're aware of, suffered a serious emergency or death while Dr. Klopfer
was allegedly not complying with the law.
Since Dr. Klopfer
resides in Illinois, it is especially important that a physician be available to provide care should an emergency arise after an abortion."
Klopfer is the abortion doctor who has recently made headlines for alleged incompliance with reporting abortions on 13-year-old girls as required by law.
has a hearing on Aug. 1 in St. Joseph County after he
was charged with failing to report an abortion performed in South Bend, Ind. on a 13-year-old girl.
According to National Right to Life news, Klopfer
could face a fine of $1,000 and 180 days in jail if he
is convicted of the Class B misdemeanor.
also faces a similar charge for late reporting of an abortion on a 13-year-old girl performed in Gary, Ind.
is scheduled to go to trial in Lake County on Jan. 26, 2015.
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View the letter from the ISDH
resides in Illinois, it is imperative that a doctor be available after the abortion doctor is no longer in the area if an emergency arises.
is not the only doctor who does abortions in Indiana but resides outside of the state.