Another one bites the dust: embattled Indiana abortionist ceases committing abortions

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Indiana abortionist Ulrich Klopfer has finally given up his futile mission to continue committing abortions at his South Bend abortion mill.  In exchange for the state dropping multiple cases against him, Klopfer dropped the appeal that sought to keep his abortion mill open. 

Klopfer made headlines in 2013 after Allen County Right to Life combed through public records of the abortion mill and found that a 13-year-old’s abortion at his Women’s Pavilion abortion mill was not reported until months after the sexual abuse crime by which the girl became pregnant and her subsequent abortion.  State law in Indiana requires that abortionists report any abortions committed on girls under the age of 14 within three days.  As a result of Klopfer’s omission, crucial steps that could have been taken to intervene on the young girl’s behalf may have been too little, too late.

Klopfer also followed the common abortionist trend of eschewing health and safety regulations in the operation of his facility.  Tom Gill of St. Joseph County Right to Life noted that the condition of Klopfer’s abortion mill has been an ongoing concern:  “We have been working for many years to call attention to the Women's Pavilion's disregard for the health and safety of women in St. Joseph County, and to ensure that Dr. Klopfer and his facility are held accountable for the substandard conditions and health code violations at the clinic.”

In both January and June, the Indiana State Department of Health attempted to revoke Klopfer’s clinic license.  But Klopfer clung to his last thread – stalling the loss of the clinic license by appealing the state’s motion.  While in appeal, Klopfer could continue committing abortions. 

But this week Klopfer finally yielded to the futility of his cause, agreeing to a settlement in which he dropped his appeal (which would have culminated in a hearing on Wednesday) in exchange for the state’s dismissal, with prejudice, of the cases against him.  Klopfer’s clinic workers rattled off some talking points about continuing to provide “women’s health,” and “helping women,” but Indiana women and children will be better off without the “services” of Ulrich Klopfer’s Women’s Pavilion.

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