By Dave Andrusko
As he promised they would be, Indiana Attorney General Curtis told reporters at a press conference in South Bend today that the remains of 2,246 aborted babies found stashed in the Illinois garage of an abortionist who had just died have been returned to Indiana.
Hill said that in an operation that took most of Wednesday, the babies’ remains were transferred from Will County, Illinois, to St. Joseph County, Indiana.
“We brought these back to Indiana because they’re Indiana babies who’ve been aborted, and we think it’s appropriate for them to be here,” AG Hill told the media this morning .
WTTV TV reported
Hill had previously said the remains would stay in Illinois until his office found a location where they could be “treated with dignity and respect.”
The remains were moved to a secure facility in St. Joseph County. Hill said the remains were taken there because Coroner Michael McGann knew of a location where they could be safely stored.
“We’re in a process now of determining where we go,” Hill said, according to Vic Ryckaert of the Indianapolis Star. “There is no blueprint for this.”
The abortionist, Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, “is no longer here to face accountability,” Hill added. “He has left us a legacy that we now have to deal with.”
What we do know is that 2,246 “medically preserved fetal remains” were found in Klopfer’s garage in Crete, Illinois by his wife and her sister following his September 3 death. According to the markings on the more than 70 boxes, they were from Klopfer’s Indiana abortion clinics during the period 2000 to 2002. He operated three abortion clinics in Indiana—South Bend (whose pro-abortion Mayor Pete Buttigieg is running for President), Ft. Wayne, and Gary, before finally losing his license.
Klopfer’s career as a prolific abortionist began in 1974.He performed, at a minimum, “Tens of thousands of abortions,” perhaps as many as 30,000 to 50,000.
What we don’t know 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.
We don’t know if there are other remains stored elsewhere.
We don’t know if people who used to work for him knew about or cooperated in what Klopfer was doing.
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 this 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 their letter to Attorney General Barr, the 67 House Republicans 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.
In their letter sent last week 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.
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