The horror at what abortionist Ulrich Klopfer did when he collected the remains of aborted babies and preserved them in his home hits at the heart of the abortion debate.
And it is precisely because of the fact that abortions kill human beings.
A former Indiana abortionist, Klopfer died in September. He became the subject of national headlines late last week after family members discovered a collection of 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains in his Illinois home. Some suspect there may be more babies’ bodies not yet uncovered, and authorities are investigating.
“… in his careless collection of these remains, he has forced us to look with horror at what abortion does to the fetus, to admit to ourselves that he or she is but a tiny child. The truth has slipped in: Abortion is a violent act, the taking of a human life,” National Review writer Alexandra DeSanctis responded this week.
Klopfer ran abortion businesses in Fort Wayne and South Bend, Indiana, for decades until the state revoked his license in 2015 for failing to report the rape of a 13-year-old patient and other health violations.
If the babies’ bodies who he collected were not human but mere clumps of cells, what he did would be considered odd – disturbing even – but not as horrific. But they were human beings, and the truth comes through even in national news reports that are so often sympathetic to abortion.
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But, as DeSanctis commented, the media coverage will die down all too quickly, because it makes the abortion industry look bad. It reminds Americans of the truth about the violence of abortion.
If his family had uncovered thousands or hundreds or even dozens of body parts from human adults, we’d witness wall-to-wall news coverage of the most notorious serial killer in history — and rightly so. Instead, because they are small and we are not, we will close our eyes. In a few days, most of us will forget. We will tell ourselves that Klopfer was a criminal and the rest are not, that abortion is sterile and sanitary while these were not, that the unborn don’t have bodies if we don’t have to look at them.
But we saw, and we know.
Klopfer is believed to have killed thousands of unborn babies across his decades-long abortion career. Each one was a tiny, precious human baby who had a mother and father. Each baby had his or her own unique DNA and almost certainly a beating heart.
Though Klopfer is no longer in the business of killing, other abortionists still are. The billion-dollar abortion industry continues to kill more than 800,000 unborn babies every single year. This, too, should shock and horrify the nation, but too few Americans are working to stop it and restore protections for these innocent babies’ lives.