Activists say doc didn’t report abortion on time

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Anti-abortion activists say a doctor didn’t report a 13-year-old’s abortion within three days, breaking state law.

Allen County Right to Life Executive Director Cathie Humbarger said she and sidewalk counselor Evelyn Witte of Fort Wayne filed complaints Wednesday with the attorney general and the Indiana Medical Licensing Board alleging Dr. Ulrich Klopfer performed the abortion Feb. 7 at the Fort Wayne Women’s Health Organization but didn’t report it to the Indiana Department of Health until July 25.

Under state law, abortions on patients under age 14 must be reported within three days to the health department and the Indiana Department of Child Services. Sex with a girl under 14 is legally considered child molesting, no matter the male’s age.

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