Police Find Over 2,200 Aborted Babies at Late Abortionist’s Home

Last week law enforcement in Illinois reportedly found the remains of some 2,246 aborted babies at the home of abortionist Dr. Ulrich Klopfer.

Klopfer, who passed away earlier this month, lived in Illinois, but operated abortion facilities in neighboring Indiana.

LifeNews reports,

Now, four Indiana legislators are seeking an investigation to determine what happened and whether the aborted babies were illegally transported across state lines from Klopfer’s Indiana-based abortion facility to his Illinois home.

“State Rep. Ron Bacon and three fellow Republican lawmakers issued a statement Sunday saying the Indiana attorney general’s office should investigate the abortion clinics in Allen, Lake and St. Joseph’s counties where Dr. Ulrich Klopfer worked,” AP reported. “The attorney general’s office hasn’t responded to a request for comment Monday.”

The story is reminiscent of Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted in 2013 of murdering babies born alive following botched abortion procedures. Prior to Gosnell’s arrest and conviction, law enforcement found the remains of some 45 aborted babies stored at Gosnell’s surgical abortion facility.

Stories like these are one reason Family Council has pushed for stronger regulations and oversight when it comes to abortion.

In 2017 we supported H.B. 1566 at the Arkansas Legislature. This good law prohibits research on aborted babies, and it requires aborted babies to be respectfully buried or cremated.

Laws like these may not seem like much, but ultimately they help prevent unborn children from being sold to labs for scientific research or thrown away like medical waste.

Read more about this story at LifeNews.com.

Politicians Still Attacking the Pro-Life Hyde Amendment

One issue we have discussed repeatedly in recent years is the strange attack against the federal Hyde Amendment from some candidates and politicians.

The Hyde Amendment is a bipartisan budget provision that’s been on the books for more than four decades. It prevents Americans from being forced to subsidize abortions with their tax dollars, except in cases of rape or incest or when the mother’s life or physical health are in jeopardy.

For years the Hyde Amendment was seen as a reasonable compromise between pro-life and pro-abortion politicians. But since 2016, organizations like Planned Parenthood and NARAL and their allies in Washington have stepped up efforts to abolish the Hyde Amendment.

In 2016 the Democratic Party approved a platform that says,

We will continue to stand up to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood health centers, which provide critical health services to millions of people. We will continue to oppose—and seek to overturn—federal and state laws and policies that impede a woman’s access to abortion, including by repealing the Hyde Amendment.

Last June presidential hopeful Joe Biden reversed course after supporting the Hyde Amendment throughout most of his political career.

And at a recent town hall meeting sponsored by NARAL, presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said,

“[W]e will eliminate the Hyde Amendment and restore funding for abortion care for Medicaid patients and other federal help programs.

It’s worth noting that taxpayer-funded abortion is not very popular among Americans — especially in Arkansas, where a large number of people believe abortion ought to be either completely illegal or legal only under certain circumstances.

The increased attacks on the federal Hyde Amendment just go to show we’ve come a long way since the days when people like President Bill Clinton said abortion ought to be “safe, legal, and rare.”

Pro-Life Play Coming to a City Near You

Later this month the one-act play “Viable” will come to a city near you, courtesy of our friends at Arkansas Right to Life.

The 75-minute play features three actors and tells the story of a post-abortive woman who finds restoration and forgiveness.

This is a poignant portrayal of the many impacts an abortion has on a woman and her relationships, and it may not be suitable for children younger than 12 years old.

The play will be performed at four different locations across Arkansas. The cost is free, but a love offering will be taken to help support the performance.

Below are performance times and locations.

Springdale – Friday, September 27th

7:00 p.m  – St. Raphael Parish Hall 1386 S. West End Street

Jonesboro – Saturday, September 28th

7:00 p.m.  – Awaken Church 2101 Fowler Avenue

Little Rock – Sunday, September 29th

6:30 p.m. Covenant Presbyterian Church #1 Covenant Drive

Texarkana – Monday, September 30th

7:00 p.m. – Place TBD

Visit www.viableplay.org or www.artl.org for more details.