Led by Rep. Walorski and Rep. Banks, 67 House Republicans call on DOJ to assist investigation into discovery of 2,246 fetal remains

By Dave Andrusko

Rep. Jackie Walorski

The aftershocks continue in the wake of the discovery of 2,246 “medically preserved fetal remains” stashed in the garage of an abortionist who had died a few days before.

U.S. Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) and Jim Banks (R-Ind.), along with 65 of their House Republican colleagues, sent a letter today 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.”

Last week Reps. Walorski and Banks led Republican members of the Indiana congressional delegation in urging Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill “to ensure remains found on the Illinois property of abortionist Dr. Ulrich ‘George’ Klopfer are handled according to Indiana laws requiring dignified disposition of fetal remains.”

Rep. Jim Banks

Both letters made clear that three years ago, “the state of Indiana passed a law, which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court this year, requiring the respectful burial or cremation of human fetal remains.”

In the letter to AG 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.

In their letter to Attorney General Barr, the Indiana Republican Delegation wrote

The discovery of more than 2,200 preserved human fetal remains on the property of a man infamously known as Indiana’s most prolific abortionist reveals a callous disregard for the sanctity of human life. This case has countless victims – both unborn babies and mothers – and represents a grotesque violation of human dignity that American society should not and cannot tolerate. We urge you to do everything in your power to support the Indiana and Illinois attorneys general in their investigations, and to keep us apprised of any developments. Thank you for your prompt attention to this pressing matter, and we look forward to your response.