Earlier this year, the bodies of thousands of aborted babies were found in the Illinois home of deceased Indiana abortionist Ulrich Klopfer. His family found 2,246 deceased preborn children in the garage, sealed in individual bags and packed into boxes, and reported the discovery to the police. Officials later said the remains were decades old. Then, a month later, even more remains were found. In total, over 2,400 remains were found, and Attorney General Curtis Hill has released a preliminary report announcing what they’ve found.
The fetal remains were in various states of decay. The remains were mostly found inside molding boxes and old Styrofoam coolers containing large red medical waste bags. It appeared as though each remain had been placed in a small clear plastic specimen bag for purposes of being medically preserved in a chemical suspected to be formalin, a formaldehyde derivative. However, many of the bags degraded over time and/or suffered damage, resulting in leakage from the individual bags into the outer bag, box, or cooler.
Various personal health information was written on the front of the individual bags in black marker. The information displayed on the bags in certain instances included a patient chart number, date, and/or initials of the patient. However, the personal health information written on the individual bags varied greatly, and some of the information written on the individual bags was missing, contained errors, or had eroded over time due to the formalin leakage.
Health records were also found, but as with the remains, information had degraded, wasn’t filled in, only had partial information, or contained errors. The report said that after his abortion facilities closed, they became filthy, cluttered, and led filmmaker Mark Archer to report that Klopfer was a “hoarder.” After the investigation is finished, the remains of the aborted children will be given a proper, dignified burial.
“From the time we first learned of the gruesome discovery of these remains, we have sought to exercise our statutory authority with great care and prudence.” Attorney General Hill said in the press release. “This case exemplifies the need for strong laws to ensure the dignified disposition of fetal remains, like those passed by the Indiana General Assembly in 2016 and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2019.”
Klopfer was notorious for failing to report underage abortions, failing to report abuse, and not keeping proper health and safety conditions in his abortion facilities. As Live Action News previously reported, “state health inspectors have found repeat violations of the state’s mandatory 18-hour waiting period, fire hazards, unsanitary handling of materials, and improperly maintained emergency equipment at three abortion clinics overseen by Klopfer.”
Meanwhile, numerous former Klopfer patients came forward, hoping to identify their children’s remains. Some said they were still grappling with the pain of their abortions. “Today I just had a lot of emotions, because I haven’t been over here in 11 years,” Trenevia Ivory, who was forced into an abortion, told WSBT during a press conference. “I try to avoid coming this way because I’m still traumatized.” She also hoped to give her baby a proper burial. “I know [my baby] would have been 11 years old,” Ivory said. “And I know I would have been happy with it. It was mine, it was my child.”
Serena Dyksen was another former Klopfer patient, who had been raped as a child by an older man and taken for an abortion by her parents at the age of 13. She also wonders if her child is one of the babies he kept in his garage or his car. “I feel like I have been violated all over again – now for a third time,” she wrote, adding, “I want to know if my child is one of them and I want her remains so I have a place to honor her. Maybe she will know that her mother wants her and loves her.”
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