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Notorious Indiana abortionist stripped of medical license

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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, August 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — After 43 years of "terminating pregnancies," notorious abortionist Ulrich Klopfer has lost his medical license — for now.

The Indiana Medical Licensing Board considered the evidence from several counts of abuse of women and nearly 13 hours of testimony — mostly admission of wrongdoing by Klopfer — and ultimately concluded he can no longer practice medicine in Indiana.

According to the state licensing board, Klopfer failed to "exercise reasonable care" and  broke Indiana law requiring notice of minor incestuous rape, reporting of female abuse, and filing proper documentation.

Klopfer submitted more than 1,800 abortion reports with missing or incorrect information, according to Indiana Right to Life, and did not report statutory rape involving victims as young as 13.

Klopfer also advised minors on how to avoid legal reporting. In one case, he admitted that he "terminated" the baby of a 10-year-old girl who had been raped by her uncle and did not attempt to stop the abuse by notifying the authorities.

Instead, Klopfer admitted he took the payment, then aborted the preadolescent girl's baby before allowing the child to go back home again, despite her parents and other relatives knowing about the uncle's rape.

Indiana law demands that doctors report suspected abuse to the authorities. But Klopfer, according to his own sworn testimony, knowingly disobeyed the "Women’s Lives Matter" law.

Testimony also revealed that Klopfer did not give patients pain medication unless she paid extra or was under age 16. Furthermore, like the infamous abortionist Kermit Gosnell, Klopfer didn't have qualified staff for anesthetized patients.

Four inspections were conducted on Klopfer's abortuaries by the Indiana Department of Health, finding "rundown" conditions, failure to maintain equipment, expired medications, and incomplete personnel policies.

After 12 1/2 hours of Klopfer's defense, board member Rebecca Moredock-Mueller concluded that he "lacked sound medical judgment."

"The thing that bothered me most was his professional incompetence," Moredock-Mueller told the South Bend Tribune.

Though the board found him guilty of five charges, Klopfer was only fined $3,000.

Indiana Right to Life was at the forefront of efforts to expose Indiana's most prolific abortionist, who began "terminating" children as soon as  abortion-on-demand was legalized in 1973 throughout all nine months of pregnancy for any reason.

Pro-life groups applauded the revocation of Klopfer’s license. South Bend attorney Shawn Sullivan emailed LifeSiteNews, explaining that area pro-lifers are "gratified" with the ruling, and describing Klopfer as "an abortionist who has long skirted the laws of our state, and who has terminated the lives of tens of thousands of pre-born human beings over the course of 43 years."

"Although the suspension of six months is at the minimum end of the guidelines, we are nevertheless pleased that, at long last, some degree of justice has been meted out," Sullivan told LifeSiteNews.

The pro-life attorney told WNDU, "For a grueling 12 1/2 hours, Dr. Klopfer fought for his license, but the evidence against him was too much to overcome."

Sullivan explained that in an encounter helping a pregnant woman outside Klopfer's clinic, pro-lifers discovered that Klopfer gave out abortion drugs without the mandatory informed consent waiting period.  "We tape-recorded Dr. Klopfer's office saying that they would provide an abortion without the requisite informed consent," Sullivan said.  Ultimately, the pro-lifers reported 47 violations of informed consent.

St. Joseph County Right to Life executive director Jeanette Burdell told LifeSiteNews, "We have filed hundreds of complaints against the abortionist and his facilities over the years, citing many broken laws and disregard for patient health. Finally, someone has been receptive and acted."

Nevertheless, Burdell concluded, "We mourn for the 10-year-old and two 13-year-old girls who were raped, became pregnant, and received an abortion from Klopfer, though he chose not to report this sort of child abuse. We mourn for the countless women who have walked out of Klopfer’s facilities with a lifetime of pain and struggle to follow. And, lastly, our hearts hurt for Klopfer himself. We continue to pray for them all.”

"Justice has been slow in his case," Sullivan said. "We pray for all of the lives lost, victimized and damaged by his work. We also sincerely pray for Dr. Klopfer and we stand ready to support him in choosing a life-affirming path as he goes forward."

Klopfer's license revocation can be "revisited" in six months, provided Klopfer undergoes training for reporting rape of minors.

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