By Derek Smith
On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, abortionist Dr. Ulrich Klopfer died.
On Thursday, September 12, 2019, his wife and family discovered 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains on his property.
This information comes directly to the public from a press release by the Will County Sheriff’s Office in Will County, Illinois.
The Will County Coroner’s Office received a phone call from the attorney representing the family of the now deceased, Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, on September 12, 2019, to discuss what was hiding in his home. The Coroner’s Office was informed by the attorney that the family was going through the late doctor’s property when they discovered the collection of medically preserved fetal remains. Reports have suggested the remains were stored and found in the garage of the home.
Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators from the Will County Sheriff’s Office and the Coroner’s Office arrived at Klopfer’s home address where they located the fetal remains. The Coroner’s Office removed everything and took possession of the remains. The investigation continues, and the late doctor’s family is cooperating in an ongoing effort to find out more. It was noted that it did not appear any medical procedures were conducted on the property, as far as the investigation could tell. Which raises the question – where did these fetal remains come from?
The Chicago Tribune reports attorney Kevin Bolger stating the widow of Klopfer seemed to be just as confused as everyone else: “She has no idea how long they had been there and no idea why he put them there,” he said.
Although the late doctor’s home was in Illinois, he performed most of his career in areas of northern Indiana, operating abortion clinics in Gary, Fort Wayne, and South Bend. Dr. Klopfer, according to the South Bend Tribune was, “likely Indiana's most prolific abortion doctor in history with numbers going into the tens of thousands of procedures in multiple counties over several decades.” Some estimates say as many as 30,000 children tragically lost their lives at the hands of Klopfer through abortion. National Right to Life estimates the number might be much higher, in the 50,000 range.
If you want a glimpse into the thinking of this man’s justification for his own career and the truth he continued to suppress for decades, this interview from filmmakers Mark and Amber Archer with Dr. Klopfer exposes his empty thinking all these years, similar to the rhetoric we continue to hear today. When Amber inquired about forgiveness for killing children, his response was, “No, because I didn’t kill children. No. Your conception and my conception of when life begins is different. Life does not begin at conception.”
Klopfer was performing abortions as early as 1973, trailing right behind the SCOTUS approval of abortion found in Roe v. Wade. His history of violations just happens to be ironically as long as his career.
In January 2016, the Indiana Attorney General’s office alleged in a filed complaint that Klopfer violated state law many, many times. According to this paperwork filed from the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana, Klopfer failed miserably to properly operate his clinic. As a result, Klopfer had his medical license revoked officially in November 2016 to prohibit him from practicing in the state of Indiana.
During these 12 hours of testimony and investigations into Dr. Klopfer’s practice in medicine, the doctor spoke of a story which seemed to strike an unsettling nerve with everyone in attendance, although it wasn’t something originally brought up as part of the complaints filed against Klopfer since it did not occur in Indiana. He brought up the case of a then-10-year-old girl who was raped by her own uncle and became pregnant. Klopfer was the one to perform this abortion for the young victim in an Illinois hospital, but failed to notify police about the alleged child abuse. Dr. Klopfer instead insisted on going along with the wishes of the child’s parents who refused to place charges against the family member who raped her, and he took no action.
The following information has been provided from the great resource website, www.CheckMyClinic.org, for his now-closed South Bend abortion clinic location. This barely scratches the surface but gives us a good look at how he was running this specific clinic:
“Failed to ensure that abortion patients signed consent forms 18 hours in advance of their procedures being performed;
Failed to ensure that abortion patients received counseling from a physician, a physician assistant, an advanced practice nurse, or a midwife prior to an abortion being performed;
Failed to submit a Terminated Pregnancy Report within 3 days after performing an abortion on a 13 year old patient on September 28, 2012 – Failed to submit a Terminated Pregnancy Report within 3 days after performing an abortion on a 13 year old patient on January 25, 2013;
Failed to ensure that the name of the father, approximate age of father, and post fertilization age of fetus was included on 1,818 Terminated Pregnancy Reports submitted to the ISDH;
Failed to ensure that the obstetrical history of patients were included on 601 Terminated Pregnancy Reports submitted to ISDH, specifically the dates of prior terminations;
Failed to ensure that the results of pathological examinations performed were included on 672 Terminated Pregnancy Reports submitted to ISDH;
Failed to determine the dates of patients’ last menses on 495 Terminated Pregnancy Reports submitted to ISDH.”
While this news of Dr. Klopfer comes as a shock to both pro-life and pro-abortion communities alike, it’s certainly not anything unheard of. Many abortion doctors and the clinics they were running or worked for have multiple violations. One instance in 1982 comes to mind located in Los Angeles, California where 16,431 aborted babies were found in a large shipping container. A post found on Instagram shows old footage of what seems to be a mini-documentary style video covering this story. WARNING: some graphic images included in the video!
Despite all of this evil he inflicted, the local pro-life movement always moved toward Dr. Klopfer with compassion, empathy, and genuine desire for relationship, as found here on Facebook. Even up until the time of his death, several local unwavering advocates tried earnestly to provide him with resources, opportunities for meetings with him, and conversations to show him how much God loves him, to ultimately have him repent of his life of killing children. It seemed one post on the Facebook page encouraged its audience that Klopfer’s heart may have been softening. It’s a shame this man will not be held accountable for his actions here on this Earth and to help us all reconcile this grisly discovery of his collection of medically preserved fetal remains and why he did this.
If you or someone you know may be affected by the events unfolding currently which involve Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, specifically in northern Indiana, a LMHC in the Fort Wayne area has offered her services. Whether it is her or someone else, reach out to someone you trust, but please do not suffer alone or in silence.