An Illinois pro-life leader said that he was encouraged that Will County authorities turned the investigation into more than 2,200 aborted remains discovered in abortion provider’s Ulrich Klopfer’s garage over to the Indiana Attorney General.
“Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is pro-life and I’m confident that he will do all he can to ensure that the law is followed, and the children are given proper burials,” Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, told Prairie State Wire.
In May, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an Indiana law that required aborted remains be treated the same as human remains.
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill
Klopfer’s wife discovered the preserved remains in the family garage in Crete on September 12. Klopfer died on September 3.
At a Thursday afternoon press conference, Will County authorities said they were turning the investigation over to Indiana since the containers holding the remains were dated – all between 2000 and 2002 – when Klopfer operated three abortion clinics in Indiana.
Will County State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow said that other details, including gestation, were “privileged information.”
Earlier today, Indiana authorities searched two of the now-shuttered clinics, one in South Bend and one in Fort Wayne, once owned by Klopfer. The Chicago Sun-Times quoted authorities as saying that no remains were found at either location. It’s unclear if a search of the third location in Gary was planned.
In 2016, Indiana authorities suspended Klopfer’s license over numerous infractions.
“We are horrified by the news that thousands of human remains were found at the home of a mass abortionist in unincorporated Will County,” David Smith, executive director of the Illinois Family Institute, said. “If humans in the womb are not persons, then these medically preserved remains constitute just a weird collection with no more meaning than a bug collection and certainly not newsworthy. But science, biology and medicine tell us otherwise. Law does too. We certainly hope the mainstream media will report on this mass murderer's crimes, unlike abortionist Kermit Gosnell's house of horrors in Philadelphia.”
Klopfer’s wife discovered the remains on the eve of the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.