FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Officials with Allen County Right to Life are filing nearly 500 complaints against a Fort Wayne abortion doctor. They said Dr. Ulrich Klopfer is making clerical errors in paperwork he's sending to the state, and the complaints are going straight to the Indiana Attorney General's office.
All doctors within the state of Indiana have to fill out a one page form once they complete an abortion. It contains important information that goes to the department of health. According to Allen County Right to life, Dr. Klopfer isn't filling in some of the information or is even putting in incorrect information and they say he's doing it on nearly every form. Doctors who don't submit the correct information on time, could face a Class B misdemeanor charge. Terminated Pregnancy Reports are made public. Allen County Right to Life officials requested all of the reports filed by Klopfer's Fort Wayne office over the past two years. That's how they say they found errors on nearly 500 of them filed over the last couple of years.
Allen County Right to Life officials say they're going to meet with the Allen County Prosecutor to see if they can press charges. They'd also like the state Medical Licensing Board to review the complaints and suspend Klopfer's license.
Due to the holiday Monday, WANE couldn't speak with anyone at the state health department to see if officials there have noticed these errors. We are going to call back Tuesday when their office is open to ask that question. We also reached out to Dr. Klopfer's office Monday afternoon to get his side. No one from his office answered, but Klopfer returned our call later that evening. When we asked what he thought about the claims made against him he said, "...I can honestly say in the past 1.5 years at one facility I’ve only had eight forms with information that needed to be corrected on them. If the state health department finds an error, I have to correct it and send it back to them.”
Doctor Klopfer also told WANE, “…When they (Allen County Right to Life) request those forms (Terminated Pregnancy Reports), state employees redact a lot of the information like what county the woman is from, what community she’s from…”
Allen County Right to Life officials said they mailed off all 487 complaints to the Attorney General's Office Monday.
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