On Thursday, September 12, authorities in rural Illinois were called to the home of abortionist Dr. Ulrich Klopfer — who had passed away on September 3 — where they discovered the remains of some 2,246 aborted babies.
Klopfer lived in Illinois, but he had operated three abortion facilities across the state border in Indiana until his medical license was revoked a few years before his death.
Many questions have been asked about Klopfer and why he kept the bodies of more than 2,200 aborted babies at his home.
In the past week and a half, however, some details have emerged.
Here’s what we know so far, based on various news reports:
- The babies’ bodies were chemically preserved in small, sealed, plastic bags.
- The bodies were bagged, boxed, and stored in Klopfer’s garage at his Illinois home.
- According to investigators, there is no evidence Klopfer performed abortions illegally at his home.
- The babies are believed to have been aborted at Klopfer’s three Indiana abortion facilities between the years 2000 and 2002.
- Authorities do not know why Klopfer kept the bodies of these aborted babies for nearly 20 years — although some pundits have speculated they may be “trophies” of some sort.
- According to Allen County Right to Life, more than 1,000 complaints were filed against Klopfer in 2013 regarding errors and omissions in his termination of pregnancy reports.
- Allen County Right to Life writes that in 2014 Klopfer’s South Bend, IN abortion facility was raided by the Special Victims Unit after he failed to properly report an abortion he performed on a 13-year-old girl.
- The Indiana Medical Licensing Board revoked Klopfer’s medical license in 2016 due to multiple violations.
- Klopfer regularly spent the night in the basement of his Fort Wayne, IN abortion facility — even after the facility shut down.
- Authorities have investigated Klopfer’s abortion facilities in Indiana since discovering the aborted babies in his garage.
- Authorities did not find aborted babies stored at the facilities, but they did find thousands of abandoned medical records that were not secured as required by law.
- Authorities in Indiana plan to bring the aborted babies’ remains back to the state, where the state attorney general says they can be “treated with the proper dignity and respect” that they deserve.
Cathie Humbarger, Executive Director of Allen County Right to Life in Indiana, says Klopfer performed an estimated 30,000 abortions over the course of his career in the state.
“Oversight laws and regulations exposed Klopfer’s sloppy practice and allowed for his medical license and abortion facility licenses to be revoked,” Humbarger said in a written statement. “In South Bend, the abortion facility that replaced Klopfer’s clinic is operating without a license. Health officials must be able to inspect this facility and others across the state to insure this will never happen again.”
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