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Update: Local Abortion Doctor Under Fire

An update to a story of a local abortion doctor who has been under fire by an anti-abortion group. Hundreds of consumer complaints filed by Allen County Right to Life against Doctor Ulrich Klopfer.
An update to a story of a local abortion doctor who has been under fire by an anti-abortion group. Hundreds of consumer complaints filed by Allen County Right to Life against Doctor Ulrich Klopfer.

WFFT's Charnae Davenport spoke to the Doctor and what he has to say may surprise you in a story you'll only see on WFFT Local.

Monday, state and local Right To Life agencies focused all eyes and ears on Doctor Ulrich Klopfer.  Right To Life officials accuse the doctor of filing inaccurate pregnancy termination reports with the state. 

Speaking with the Doctor over the phone he says, "Since 1986, since I have been in Fort Wayne providing abortion services, they had not been successful in quote unquote shutting me down by any means mechanisms or whatever."

Doctor Klopfer says this unwanted attention started after he failed to file an abortion report on a 13 year old within a lawful time.

He continues to say, "I said I made a mistake.  I did not send the form in 3 days and that's what this is all about.  I said I made an honest mistake as a human being."

Klopfer says the errors and omissions that Right To Life claims he made, are separate from his previous mistake.  He even goes as far as accusing Right To Life of forgery.

"All that information was typed in.  Either the state made a copy of the form I sent to them or the Right To Lifers got the forms, blanked it out and then typed in the information."

On Monday, we spoke with Right To Life officials about their accusations against Doctor Klopfer and today Right To Life declined an on camera interview about the organization possibly forging the documents.  However, we spoke to them over the phone and they did deny any tampering with the documents.

Doctor Klopfer's license is set to expire at the end of this month.  He says he is in the renewal process waiting to hear back from the state.

After asking the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency if he is eligible for renewal under accusations regarding his practice, we were told he has 5 options.

- Renew the license, ordering him to appear in person before the board
- Renew the license, upon satisfaction of all requirements for renewal
- Issue a renewal and also file a complaint with the Indiana Attorney General for further review
- Request that the Indiana Attorney General conduct an investigation
- By agreement with the Doctor, issue a probationary license and impose conditions that must be met

We also contacted the Attorney General's office who would not comment if there will be an investigation on Doctor Klopfer's practice.  WFFT will continue to follow this story and provide more information when it becomes available.
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