In Indiana, burial services were held for more than 2,000 fetal remains five months after they were found on the property of the late Dr. Ulrich Klopfer.
Klopfer, who lived in Illinois where the remains were discovered, operated abortion clinics in Indiana.
According to Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, the discovery was “horrifying to anyone with normal sensibilities.”
Relatives of Klopfer, who died on September 3rd, found 2,246 sets of preserved fetal remains as they sorted through his belongings.
The remains were found stacked in his garage and another 165 in a vehicle related to Klopfer.
From Fox News:
Hill said the fetal remains resulted from abortions Klopfer had performed at his Indiana clinics in the early 2000s but had “ghoulishly packed up and stored away in his garage” and “callously discarded in the trunk of his car for nearly two decades.”
“The shocking discovery of 2,411 medically preserved fetal remains in Illinois, left in a garage and in the trunk of a car, was horrifying to anyone with normal sensibilities,” Hill said, adding that the remains had now received “an appropriate resting place.”
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Following the service, many of those who gathered at the cemetery prayed, sang songs and listened to remarks by anti-abortion activists, the South Bend Tribune reported.
Klopfer, who was 79, performed tens of thousands of abortions over 40 years, mainly in Indiana — a state with some of the nation’s toughest anti-abortion laws — and was often as the only abortion doctor serving South Bend, Gary and Fort Wayne.
He was a reviled figure among anti-abortion activists, who held weekly demonstrations outside his now-shuttered clinics.
Klopfer’s medical license was suspended in 2016 by Indiana regulators who cited shoddy record keeping and substandard patient monitoring.
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Klopfer alleged that conservative state officials were in cahoots with anti-abortion groups to close him down.