Many still are puzzling about why former Indiana abortionist Ulrich Klopfer kept the preserved remains of 2,246 aborted babies in his garage for years.
Dr. Geoffrey Cly, who used to work with Klopfer but who is now pro-life, is curious as well. He told CBS 2 Chicago that the late abortionist was pathological and deceptive.
Cly said he found it disturbing that Klopfer took a lot of care to medically preserve and label the baby’s bodies, but he did not show the same care when performing abortions. 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 numerous other health violations.
“So here’s a guy who’s not trying to do the proper technique on a basic procedure, but yet can save fetal tissue in a very methodical, scientific, tracking way,” Cly said. “Especially with the documentation, and the putting them in formaldehyde and putting them in a box, absolutely some trophy-aspect.”
Earlier this month, police said 2,246 medically preserved remains of aborted babies were found in Klopfer’s home in Illinois. His family reported finding the remains shortly after he died Sept. 3. Indiana and Illinois authorities have been working together to investigate the gruesome discovery.
Cly said the news shocked him.
“The way he saved them, it’s like it’s something he wanted to preserve as a trophy, as a memory, for some reason,” he said. “It was shocking to me, taking some tissue, and in this case, fetal tissue home and saving them was just, something that never should be done, I’ve never heard of anybody doing that before.”
He said Klopfer may have kept them as a “sign” that there is “more to be discovered,” though Cly did not explain what he meant.
As LifeNews previously reported, Cly is a pro-life physician who is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. For several years, he served as Klopfer’s physician designee because of his desire to protect women who suffered from abortion complications.
In the role, which is required by law in Indiana, Cly would have cared for any of Klopfer’s patients with medical complications arising after an abortion if Klopfer was not available. This was important because Klopfer lived in Illinois, and he typically went home after performing abortions at his Indiana abortion facilities.
In 2013, however, Cly resigned from the role after state health officials discovered numerous health and safety violations in Klopfer’s abortion facilities, including his failure to report the statutory rape of young girls on whom he performed abortions.
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In a letter dated Dec. 12, 2013, Cly wrote to Klopfer:
Many people have wondered why a Pro-Life OB/Gyn such as myself, would provide back up emergency coverage for patients who had terminations. And, as I stated in my initial correspondence to you, I was willing to serve as your Physician Designee because “patients’ well-being and safety is of utmost importance to me.” Patients well-being and safety remains my top priority. However, recent information has revealed to me that you have placed other things higher in priority than the health and safety of your patients.
… Your failure to report 13-year-old abortions properly and your subsequent admission to advising parents to avoid state laws is alarming. According to Indiana law, sex with a girl under 14 – regardless of the perpetrator’s age – is child abuse. Your advice to cross state lines for abortions may help child abuse to continue and a perpetrator or abuser to walk free.
That same year, women filed more than 600 complaints against Klopfer accusing him of submitting false and misleading reports to state health officials about their abortions.