Police searched the home of a recently deceased Illinois abortionist on Thursday and found 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains.
Ulrich George Klopfer, an abortion doctor who operated a clinic in South Bend, Indiana, died on Sept. 3. A little more than a week later, the Will County Coroner’s Office learned that Klopfer’s family had found fetal remains at his residence and asked the county to remove them, WNDU reported.
Will County authorities responded by going to Klopfer’s residence and discovering the fetal remains, which were later taken into possession by the coroner’s office.
A local abortion provider said in a statement that it was “shocked” by the news.
“We join the community seeking more information and awaiting the results of the investigation…Whole Woman’s Health of South Bend is proud to serve the community with high-quality abortion care services that respect the dignity of women and families. We adhere to the highest healthcare standards and we treat our patients with compassion and respect when they need it most,” Whole Woman’s Health Alliance said.
Indiana Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski expressed outrage in a statement.
“Every human life is precious, and every woman and baby deserves care and respect. This tragic case shows why abortion providers must be held to strict guidelines and face rigorous oversight,” she said.
Walorski pledged to look into federal legislation “to ensure the remains of aborted babies are always treated with dignity, including in the case of chemical abortions.”
Ulrich Klopfer, a controversial abortionist
Klopfer’s license was suspended by the Indiana Medical Licensing Board in 2015, after a series of controversies, including his failure to report an abortion performed on a 13-year-old girl in 2013 until nearly four months after required by a state statute.
In 2013, representatives from Indiana Right to Life told pro-life news outlet LifeNews that more than 1,200 complaints had been filed against Klopfer, accusing him of filing false and misleading reports to health officials.
Jackie Appleman, executive director for Saint Joseph County Right to Life, told WNDU that “thousands of women are impacted by what Klopfer did to them.”
“He has their children in his garage and so I want to offer a note of hope and healing,” she said.