Total now up to 2,411 “perfectly preserved” fetal remains
By Dave Andrusko
Late on Thursday, we first heard there were “more” fetal remains discovered stashed in the trunk of an old Mercedes Benz owned by the late abortionist Ulrich Klopfer. Then we heard perhaps “fifty.” Then “fewer than 100 fetal remains were recovered Wednesday, although that may change ‘pending a more thorough examination of the contents and records.’”
Finally, we were told by Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, who is spearheading the investigation into Klopfer’s bizarre fetish, that members of the Will County (Illinois) Sheriff’s investigators had uncovered 165 fetal remains “while searching several vehicles owned by Dr. Klopfer and kept at a business property in Dolton, Illinois.” This in addition to the “perfectly preserved” remains of 2,246 aborted babies found in his garage in Crete Township, Will County, Illinois, by his widow, her sister, and a brother in law.
To date, all the remains are thought to be from Klopfer’s three Indiana abortion clinics. According to the labels, the carnage took place in Indiana between 2000 and 2002. Klopfer, who died on September 3, operated abortion clinics in Ft. Wayne, Gary, and South Bend.
“Dr. Klopfer had stored the vehicles in an outdoor gated lot for more than six years, according to information gathered by the Will County Sheriff’s Office,” Hill said in a statement. “At the property, investigators found a total of eight cars belonging to Dr. Klopfer. In the trunk of one late 1990s Mercedes Benz, they found fetal remains.”
Fulfilling Hill’s promise to “bring our babies home,” the initial 2,246 remains were transported to Indiana from Illinois on Oct. 2.
Klopfer had been in and out of trouble with the state of Indiana for decades. As the Catholic News Agency summarized
He was estimated to have aborted more than 30,000 children over a span of four decades.
His medical license was suspended by the state of Indiana in 2015 and indefinitely in 2016, after numerous complaints were issued against him. He admitted to performing abortions on two 13-year-old girls and did not report the cases to the state in a timely manner. His Fort Wayne clinic was reported by the state’s medical board to be “rundown,” and he charged adult patients extra for pain medication.
In addition, Fox News’ Vandana Rambaran reported
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.
Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) said in a statement, “The discovery of more fetal remains that Dr. Klopfer hoarded for his grotesque collection is just more reason we need to pass my Dignity for Aborted Children Act, which would ensure the remains of aborted children are given the proper burial and respect they deserve and horrible discoveries like this cannot be allowed to happen again,”
Many Americans were shocked to discover that, after an abortion, the remains of an unborn child are often treated like common medical waste. Regulations regarding the disposal of biohazard waste are based on state and local codes.
The Dignity for Aborted Children Act would ensure that women seeking an abortion would be given the option of keeping the remains or giving the abortion facility permission to dispose of the remains. Abortionists would be required to provide burial or cremation of the remains or face a fine and up to five years in prison.
“Regardless of their stance on the issue of abortion, Americans from all walks of life were appalled to discover how children who are aborted are treated after death,” said Laura Echevarria, director of Communications and press secretary for National Right to Life.
The original co-sponsors of the bill include Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Sen. Roger F. Wicker (R-Miss.), Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
U.S. Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) and Jim Banks (R-Ind.), along with 65 of their House Republican colleagues, have sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, asking the Department of Justice to provide any assistance requested by state authorities so that a “careful and thorough investigation of this matter” is made “to ensure justice is done and to prevent such tragic situations from occurring in the future.”
In a separate letter sent to Indiana Attorney General Hill, the Indiana Republican Delegation wrote
This gruesome discovery raises many questions, including when and where the abortions took place, how the remains were transported to the property in Illinois, what physical condition the remains are in, and whether any other individuals had knowledge of or bear responsibility for the preservation and transfer of the remains. Additionally, it must be determined whether any state or federal laws were violated.