A controversial abortionist in Indiana has died who repeatedly broke state laws and was caught failing to report cases of statutory rape of young girls to authorities. But that’s not the most shocking revelation about Ulrich Klopfer.
After his death, police were alerted to the discovery of over 2,200 preserved aborted babies found in his home. A local news report has more:
Police say 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains were found on the property of Ulrich George Klopfer, a late abortion doctor who used to operate a South Bend clinic.
Klopfer died on Sept. 3.
On Sept. 12, the Will County (Illinois) Coroner’s Office received a call from an attorney representing his family. They reported finding fetal remains among Klopfer’s personal property and requested proper removal.
Will County sheriff’s detectives, crime scene investigators and representatives from the coroner’s office went to the address and were directed to an area of the property where 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains were located.
The coroner’s office took possession of the remains.
There is no evidence that any medical procedures were conducted at the property, according to the sheriff’s office, and the family is cooperating fully with the investigation.
This isn’t the first time Klopfer was found to have stored the remains of aborted babies. Police executed a search warrant on Ulrich G. Klopfer’s Women’s Pavilion abortion clinic in South Bend, Indiana, seizing documents and other property on Wednesday, on March 19, 2014.
Police from the St. Joseph County Special Victims Unit participated in the raid. It is unknown exactly what kind of documents or other evidence the search warrant allowed police to take. According to news reports, the police apparently made copies of the seized documents and returned the originals to Klopfer.
The raid came after inspections of his abortion center in 2010 and 2012 found him storing the remains of an aborted baby in the fridge next to medications.
When he was doing abortions, the Indiana Medical Licensing Board called on the Indiana Attorney General’s office to investigate allegations that Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, operator of three Indiana abortion clinics, was running afoul of state laws. Klopfer failed to report a statutory rape as required by Indiana law. He eventually lost his license as a result.
Klopfer, an Illinois resident, operated abortion facilities for decades in Gary, Fort Wayne and South Bend. Klopfer lost his Fort Wayne back-up physician with admitting privileges, required by an Allen County ordinance and state code, in December 2013, rendering him unable to do abortions in Fort Wayne in 2014 and 2015.
“Years of shoddy abortion practices have finally caught up with Dr. Klopfer,” said Cathie Humbarger, Indiana Right to Life’s Vice President of Policy Enforcement, said at the time. “Klopfer compromised the health and safety of women who sought abortions from him in Gary, Fort Wayne and South Bend, and we’re relieved he is finally being shut down. Hoosier women deserve better. We extend our appreciation to the Pence administration and the ISDH for refusing to sweep Klopfer’s shady practices under the rug. It’s a good day for the health and safety of Hoosier women.”