These on top of the 2,246 already discovered
By Dave Andrusko
A discovery many had anticipated. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced today that additional fetal remains have been found on Illinois properties owned by the late Ulrich Klopfer who died September 3.
The first discovery, made by Klopfer’s widow, her sister, and brother-in-law, was of the remains of 2,246 aborted babies in Klopfer’s garage in Crete, Illinois. Those babies’ bodies, packed in 70 boxes, were transferred back to Indiana from Will County, Illinois on October 2, under the guidance of Hill’s office. According to the labels, these babies were aborted between 2000 and 2002.
Klopfer operated three abortion clinics in Indiana where he aborted anywhere from “tens of thousands” of babies, to as many as 40,000 or 50,000.
In today’s press release, we learned
“Today we were notified by authorities in Illinois that family members this morning found additional fetal remains as they continued to sort through the late doctor’s belongings,” Attorney General Hill said. “We have dispatched investigators to Illinois to gather facts, but we anticipate simply adding these remains into the protocol we have already set up for dealing with these disturbing circumstances.”
Neither the exact number nor the precise locations in Illinois were revealed. The remains are also believed to have come from Klopfer’s Indiana abortion clinics.
According to the Washington Examiner’s Kimberly Leonard, Kevin Bolger, the attorney for Sherry Klopfer, said
that investigators hadn’t been questioning her about the case because it was clear from her demeanor that she was in shock after she found the remains.
“She was totally devastated, totally shocked, and let them search every piece of their property,” Bolger said.
Klopfer was a hoarder during his life, and it wasn’t until after he died, when Sherry was throwing things away on Sept. 12, that she, her sister, and brother-in-law opened a box and discovered fetal remains medically sealed and preserved with formaldehyde.
No additional details have emerged about the remains, and it does not appear that Klopfer performed illegal abortions. According to Bolger, the remains discovered in the box Klopfer’s family opened appeared to have occurred far enough along in pregnancy for Sherry and her family members who discovered them to be able to recognize what they were.
Bolger said, Leonard reported, that
The garage where the remains were discovered was so full of personal belongings that people couldn’t open the door to walk into it. The rest of the house was similar, piled floor to ceiling with belongings. Sherry, however, had a separate bedroom that Bolger described as “meticulous.”
“It was untouched. It was perfect … There was nothing out of place,” he said.
As NRL News Today reported last week, Klopfer lost his license in 2016 (it was suspended indefinitely, to be exact “because of his failure to comply with multiple regulations governing the practice of medicine.” (There are other, even worse allegations against Klopfer which we have written about before.)
In their efforts to get to the bottom of all this and more, U.S. Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) and Jim Banks (R-Ind.), along with 65 of their House Republican colleagues, sent a letter last week 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.
Among the many things we don’t know yet of abortions is what Klopfer’s purpose was in storing the baby’s remains “ inside … small sealed plastic bags, which contained … a chemical [formaldehyde] used to preserve biological material,” according to the Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley.
No doubt, more to come.