Authorities have released new details about the discovery of 2,246 preborn remains found at the home of former abortionist Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, who died earlier this month.
As Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said, “(Klopfer) certainly was problematic in life, and, as it turns out, continues to present problems in death.”
According to authorities, the remains were from abortions that occurred between 2000 and 2002 at clinics that Klopfer ran in three northern Indiana cities. The preborn babies were all found chemically preserved in sealed plastic bags. At this point, there is no information about why Klopfer kept the remains, especially for so many years, which is ironic considering that Klopfer wasn’t really known for his record keeping.
As authorities continue digging into his abortion practices, an investigation into his clinics didn’t turn up any new preborn remains but thousands of medical records that were not secured or kept confidential as required by law. The discovery wasn’t a surprise; Klopfer had his license revoked a couple of years before his death for multiple record-keeping violations and for failing to report an abortion performed on a 10-year-old girl who had been raped. This latest discovery is another example of how Klopfer refused to treat his patients or victims with any sort of dignity.
“I don’t think this is an issue really of whether you are pro-life or pro-abortion,” Attorney General Hill said. “It’s a matter of making sure no matter what happens we go through a proper procedure.”
What Klopfer did was a complete violation of the trust that women placed on him as their doctor. Women who choose to have an abortion are often in incredibly vulnerable situations. To find out years later that not only is it possible that her child’s remains were kept without her knowledge or consent for almost two decades in the house of the man who performed the abortion, but that her records were left unsecured must be difficult for some to process.
What is so unfortunate in this case is that, as of right now, there is no one who can be charged with a crime. Klopfer is dead, and it is doubtful that many of his former employees would volunteer information that could land them in jail. But hopefully, as the investigation continues, the state of Indiana can untangle the mystery of this disturbed man and prevent anything like this from happening again.
As has been said before, Klopfer’s actions are incredibly reminiscent of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the abortionist in Philadelphia that routinely botched abortions and kept the remains of the babies he killed in the refrigerator and hallways of his decrepit clinic. How is it that this has seemingly happened again? That the remains of preborn babies, who are entirely human, would be treated with such disregard is shocking. Klopfer represents the worst of his profession, and he has now become one of the most infamous abortionists in the country.
There is a somewhat happy ending in this case. Hill has promised that the state of Indiana will treat the remains with dignity and respect, something these preborn babies were not given in life or in death.
“We are going to bring our babies home,” Attorney General Hill said. He confirmed that his office has received calls from the mothers of babies aborted during the time frame inquiring about the remains.
Hopefully, they’ll also build some sort of memorial so the women who lost their babies to abortion and the community can gather together and mourn those whose lives were cut so tragically short.
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