Reprotection: Behind the Scenes
Updated: Mar 17
Reprotection exists, in short, to expose abortion businesses that are breaking laws and ensure they are held accountable. Doing so is a big job, and our success (i.e. multiple facilities closed) has been found thanks to careful strategizing. Though a fairly new organization in the pro-life movement, Reprotection brings with it the decades of experience touted by founder Cathie Humbarger and new CEO Missy Stone.
Cathie wrote in the introduction to Reprotection’s 2020 Annual Report:
“Almost a decade ago, I asked government authorities why the abortion business located next to my office in Fort Wayne, Ind. did not have a wheelchair ramp. Little did I know that my search for an answer would lead to the founding of a national organization that investigates violations committed by the abortion industry and holds them accountable to the law.
What began as an inquiry into a wheelchair ramp turned into multiple investigations prompting thousands of complaints. This resulted in three abortion facility closures and the suspension of the medical license of the notorious abortionist Ulrich Klopfer. Our successful strategy became the foundation for Reprotection, which was incorporated in January of 2020.
Even with COVID-19 pandemic limitations, investigations completed in 2020 resulted in a fine levied against a Florida abortionist, a finding of fault that increased operating expenses for an abortion business in Kentucky, and other penalties against abortion providers. Pending investigations will likely result in the closure of two or more abortion businesses soon. And 2021 has only brought more opportunities to light [...]”
Indeed, it was inquiries into the late abortionist Ulrich Klopfer, who, postmortem, was found to have hoarded the broken bodies of over 2,000 babies he aborted on his property, that started it all. When it became apparent that Klopfer’s terrible practices weren’t uncommon across the industry, it was time to act.
Reprotection’s strategy of catching abortion businesses red-handed and encouraging authoritative bodies to do their jobs in enforcing regulatory laws has been field-tested. The basic system is as follows...
We collect data by:
Requesting public records like medical licenses, facility applications and inspections, termination of pregnancy reports, litigation history, and more.
Talking with sidewalk counselors and pregnancy resource center staff who may witness something worth investigating or connect us with women who have had bad experiences with an abortion provider.
After the research period, it’s time to analyze and start exhausting every single appropriate legal channel until action is taken to hold the abortion facility accountable for their transgression(s). The sad reality is that many health departments and other regulatory entities are content to let abortion businesses fly under the radar just because abortion is so controversial. Yet it’s the women hurt by abortionists and unsafe facilities who are the ones to suffer.
Because Reprotection was launched in January 2020 and still has plenty of growing to do, partnerships with pro-life advocates nationwide have been invaluable. Thanks to allies in the movement, Reprotection has gained enough notoriety that pro-lifers in every state know to call us when their local abortion business appears to be up to something shifty. In that way, our business model works no matter where our brick-and-mortar headquarters is actually located. We’re able to have eyes everywhere. In fact, Reprotection even trains local pro-life leaders to detect potential problems and work to bring them to light.
From a high of 2,100 abortion businesses across America in 1991, today that number has
dropped to just over 800. Reprotection is ready to tap into enforcement opportunities at
more of these locations. Our team is ready to investigate additional abortion facilities, identify and target those which pose the greatest harm to women and their children, and close down more of these dangerous centers.
You can help. If you see something at your local abortion business that seems off, contact our team.