Doctor faces another charge in abortion reporting

Video still image of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer taken during an abortion protest in Fort Wayne in August, 1994  (WANE Photo)
Video still image of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer taken during an abortion protest in Fort Wayne in August, 1994 (WANE Photo)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — An Illinois doctor already charged with not properly reporting an abortion on a teenager in Lake County now faces the same charge in St. Joseph County.

The St. Joseph County prosecutor’s office on Friday filed a misdemeanor count of failing to timely file a public report against Dr. Ulrich Klopfer of Crete, Illinois. A probable cause affidavit alleges Klopfer waited too long to report an abortion performed on a 13-year-old in January 2013. State law requires the report to file the report in three days.

Klopfer has previously said he finds it “amazing” that a paperwork error could jeopardize his medical license.

A hearing on the St. Joseph County charge has been scheduled for July 18.

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