Believes Klopfer stashing remains of 2,246 aborted babies “is a sign that he wants more to be discovered”
By Dave Andrusko
Little by little the gaps in what we know about an abortionist who stashed away the remains of 2,246 aborted babies in his garage are starting to fill in.
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill summarized what remains to discover perfectly at a press conference last Friday: “There are lots of unanswered questions concerning the why, the how, the what and we’re going to continue the investigatory process to determine, as best we can, why this occurred and what the purpose was.”
What do we know about Ulrich Klopfer?
We know that Klopfer, who died September 3, operated three abortion clinics in Indiana for decades and one in Illinois which he closed in 2013.
We know Klopfer methodically stored the babies remains in over 70 boxes. But why were they were described as “medically preserved fetal remains”?
Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley told reporters, “The remains discovered were inside … small sealed plastic bags, which contained … a chemical [formaldehyde ] used to preserve biological material.”
We know there is an eerie resemblance between Klopfer’s home in Crete, Illinois, and the home of abortionist Kermit Gosnell.
The house was mostly “floor to ceiling junk,” according to Kevin Bolger, an attorney for the widow, and the doctor had also filled up the garage and several outbuildings.
“Imagine losing your husband, leaving you with this dump, and then finding out that he’s done this,” Bolger says. “I mean this is like something out of The Twilight Zone. And she’s totally freaked out about it.”
We know, because of the markings, that the babies were aborted between 2000 and 2002 in Klopfer’s Indiana clinics in South Bend, Ft. Wayne, and Gary (which is just a few miles from Chicago).
We know that Klopfer was repeated in trouble with medical authorities. As Fox News’ Vandana Rambaran reported last week
Hill described Klopfer as “one of the most notorious abortionists in the history of Indiana’ who “had a record of deplorable conditions and violations of regulatory controls” at his clinics in Fort Wayne, South Bend and Gary.
Hill said that authorities are probing “the discarding or abandonment of confidential records and the appropriateness of that process.”
Indiana’s Medical Licensing Board suspended Klopfer’s medical license in 2016 after finding numerous violations, including a failure to ensure that qualified staff was present when patients received or recovered from medications given before and during abortions.
Hill said that that 10-year-old patient of Klopfer’s was raped by her uncle and the doctor failed to adequately document her abortion. Authorities are now investigating, among other issues, whether the fetal remains found at Klopfer’s home along with the recently uncovered medical records could help to nab the child’s rapist.
What we don’t know, and may never know, is what drove Klopfer to meticulously preserve the bodies of his victims and whether, over time, we might discover more. But in an exclusive, CBS2 Chicago interviewed Dr. Geoffrey Cly. Now pro-life, Dr. Cly formerly served as Klopfer’s backup, according to Micaiah Bilger.
Cly is a pro-life physician who is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. For several years, he served as Klopfer’s physician designee because of his desire to protect women who suffered from abortion complications.
In the role, which is required by law in Indiana, Cly would have cared for any of Klopfer’s patients with medical complications arising after an abortion if Klopfer was not available. This was important because Klopfer lived in Illinois, and he typically went home after performing abortions at his Indiana abortion facilities
In his interview with CBS2 Chicago’s Chris Tye, Dr. Cly “compared Klopfer to Hannibal Lecter.”
According to Tye, Dr. Cly said the Ft. Wayne facility “was chock full of botched cases and behaviors he described as pathological and deceptive.”
“It was shocking to me, taking some tissue, and in this case, fetal tissue, home and saving them was just, something that never should be done, I’ve never heard of anybody doing that before,” Dr. Cly said.
Given the way the remains were preserved, Tye asked Dr. Cly, “Would you classify these as trophies?”
“The way he saved them, it’s like it’s something he wanted to preserve as a trophy, as a memory, for some reason,” Dr. Cly said. “He left them in his garage, not in an unmarked storage shed that he could have paid cash for under a different name.
“I think there is a sign that he wants more to be discovered.”
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