Abortion Doctor: "The Attorney General's Office and the Right-to-Lifers are in bed together."
The Indiana Medical Licensing Boarded voted to suspend longtime abortion doctor Ulrich George Klopfer's medical license indefinitely.
The decision came after some 12 hours of testimony presented to the Board. Klopfer will have to pay a fine of $3,000 and must undergo special training and certification should he decided to ever petition for his license to be reinstated.
Friday, NewsCenter 16 spoke with George Klopfer outside of the now-closed Women's Pavilion in South Bend. He still does paperwork in the office because he "owns the building."
When asked if he had any comment about his license suspension, Klopfer responded: "Well let me put it this way, the Attorney General's Office and the Right-to-Lifers are in bed together. How is that?"
The Indiana Attorney General's Office filed a complaint on January 11, 2016, alleging Klopfer violated state law nine times by failing to provide qualified personnel to monitor patients undergoing surgical abortion procedures.
Klopfer, ran three abortion clinics in Indiana, in Fort Wayne, Gary and South Bend at the Women's Pavilion. However, Klopfer surrendered his Gary abortion facility license in 2015 at the same time that his South Bend license was revoked.
The Women's Pavilion, located off of Ironwood Rd. in South Bend, shut down this past march.
According to a release from the Office of the Indiana Attorney General, Klopfer performed roughly 2,405 surgical and medical abortions at his three clinic locations between January 2012 and November 2013.
During that two year period, Klopfer allegedly failed to provide counseling information to patients undergoing abortion procedures, as required by state law. Klopfer also allegedly failed to properly complete and submit records to the state Department of Health when abortions were performed on two 13-year-old girls.
Klopfer admits to some failures when it came to filling out paperwork, but he denies failing to comply with Indiana's 18-hour informed consent law.
Instead, the former abortion doctor said the interpretation of the law is what got him in trouble: "The original statement of the state of Indiana and the ISDH didn't say that this had to be given for each and every pregnancy in succession, it says for an abortion. An abortion, if she had an abortion six months ago and comes back and wants to have another abortion, the law didn't say specifically you must come in and give the consent 18 hours before because she got it six months before, guess what that's 18 hours before the procedure."
The Board decided that Klopfer's medical license will be suspended indefinitely, but he can apply for reinstatement no sooner than in six months.
The Right to Life of St. Joseph County who has been monitoring this case and is located in the building adjacent to the Women's Pavilion issued the following release following the medical licensing board's decision: