Pro-Life Group Wants Pete Buttigieg Investigated Over Ties to Abortionist Who Kept 2,246 Aborted Babies

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 24, 2019   |   4:02PM   |   Washington, DC

A pro-life organization wants Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg investigated over his ties to an abortionist who was caught keeping 2,246 aborted babies in his garage.

As reported, Ulrich Klopfer’s gristly collection of aborted babies’ bodies in his garage is making shock-waves across the nation.

Police said 2,246 medically preserved remains of aborted babies were found in Klopfer’s home in Illinois. Klopfer’s family reported finding the remains shortly after he died Sept. 3. Indiana and Illinois authorities have been working together to investigate the gruesome discovery. They suspected there may be more aborted babies unaccounted for at his old abortion businesses in South Bend, Gary and Fort Wayne.

Klopfer aborted unborn babies in 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. Authorities conducted raids on Klopfer’s former abortion facilities in Fort Wayne and South Bend, Indiana. On Thursday morning, they announced that they did not find any fetal remains at the South Bend facility.

The controversial abortionist has been connected to Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg — whose hometown of South Bend is where Klopfer plied his abortion trade. Buttigieg was a strong opponent of a pro-life pregnancy center that provided alternatives to the Klopfer abortion center and he supported Klopfer’s main assistant in opening her own abortion business.

Last week, Buttigieg finally spoke out about the abortionist from his hometown who hoarded 2,246 aborted babies and kept them as trophies. He said he hoped the shocking discovery of the 2,246 human souvenirs would not stop women from getting abortions, which kill unborn babies, that they supposedly need.

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Now, one national pro-life group is calling for an investigation into the Buttigieg-Klopfer connection. Students for Life of America has filed a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain any letters or email correspondence between Buttigieg and Klopfer:

The nation’s largest organization of pro-life millennials has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) public records request with Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s city of South Bend, Indiana, seeking all of the 2020 Democrat contender’s email correspondence related to notorious abortionist Ulrich Klopfer.

Students for Life of America (SFLA) is requesting all of Buttigieg’s emails pertaining to Klopfer, at whose home 2,246 fetal remains were discovered shortly after his death this month.

“Following news that Ulrich Klopfer, the abortionist Mayor Pete helped keep in business, secretly stored thousands of aborted babies in his home, Students for Life calls for a thorough investigation of the connection between them,” said Kristan Hawkins, the group’s president. “This kind of tragedy is what happens when the abortion industry is allowed to operate lawlessly.”

Hawkins likened the discovery to the Philadelphia-area abortion clinic of convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell.

“American citizens of all political beliefs deserve to know more about Mayor Pete’s role in this atrocity,” she said. “Klopfer’s own house of horrors, like convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell, must be thoroughly investigated. And laws requiring humane disposal of human remains like those championed by Vice President Mike Pence should be passed in every state.”

Buttigieg has been connected to Klopfer in a couple ways.

He helped an associate of Klopfer open a new abortion business in South Bend. And Buttigieg also vetoed a request from a pro-life pregnancy center to open up next to Klopfer’s abortion center.

Indiana health officials denied Whole Woman’s Health a license in 2017, saying it was not of “reputable and responsible character” and did not disclose information about additional abortion clinics. However, the abortion group sued, and a federal judge ruled in May that it may open without a license.

Since June 27, the facility has been aborting unborn babies up to 10 weeks of pregnancy, averaging about 10 a week, according to the Tribune.

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.”