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State Files Abortion Doc Paperwork Complaints

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September 18, 2014 — The Associated Press — Indiana’s attorney general filed complaints yesterday against four doctors for allegedly violating the state’s abortion record-keeping and advice and consent laws.

The administrative complaints filed by Attorney General Greg Zoeller ask the Indiana Medical Licensing Board to consider appropriate disciplinary action against the doctors’ medical licenses.

One complaint alleges that Doctor Ulrich Klopfer committed more than 1,800 violations and faces misdemeanor charges in Lake and St. Joseph counties for allegedly failing to file timely public reports. He has performed abortions in Gary, South Bend and Fort Wayne. The Associated Press left a phone  message with Klopfer at his home seeking comment.

Indiana law requires physicians performing abortions to file terminated pregnancy reports with the state for statistical purposes and to comply with other advice-and-consent requirements and record-keeping rules.

[Photo of Dr. Klopfer courtesy of AP member WSBT-TV]

 

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