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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pro-lifers and even officials at the White House are calling for an investigation into the thousands of aborted babies' corpses found at an abortionist's home in Illinois.
Abortionist Ulrich Klopfer died Sept. 3. He previously ran abortion facilities in Indiana in Fort Wayne, Gary and South Bend and performed an estimated 30,000 abortions in his career.
On Sept. 12, a lawyer representing Klopfer's family called the coroner's office in Will County, Illinois, about medically preserved remains of aborted babies that were discovered on Klopfer's private property. Officials say they found the preserved remains of 2,246 preborn children.
Now, there are calls for an investigation into why and how the thousands of bodies came to Klopfer's home — apparently being transported across state lines.
Shawn Sullivan is the founder and director of the Life Center in South Bend, located next to one of the abortion mills where Klopfer used to work prior to losing his medical license in 2016.
In comments to Church Militant on Wednesday, Sullivan stated, "Of course there should be an investigation. We have been saying that for half a decade. The fact remains, though, that politicians are still talking about it, however, and the building that served as the abortion clinic for Dr. Klopfer for several decades has yet to be searched."
In the last years of his life, Klopfer sometimes visited the Life Center and had conversations with Sullivan and others there.
I can tell you, from monitoring it 24 hours a day during all of Klopfer's time there, that it is full to the brim with "stuff." I can also tell you that he never had bio-medical "waste" — which is how the law refers to an aborted child — removed from the South Bend abortion clinic. And then thirdly, we know that Klopfer had little respect for the law.
He went on to note, "Incidentally, Klopfer owns several properties in Indiana, and probably several in Illinois aside from his home. It will not be surprising to any of those involved if we continue to find aborted babies on Klopfer properties. It's just one more tragic aspect of the demented abortion industry."
Monica Miller of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society told Church Militant on Wednesday, "I think it's possible we haven't seen the end of the accumulation of these bodies."
Investigations in Indiana and Illinois "may actually turn up even more bodies," she opined.
She mentioned a public statement by Bp. R. Daniel Conlon of the Joliet diocese in Illinois, which stated that he had asked diocesan and cemetery staff would work "to assure that these children are laid to rest with the peace and dignity that every human being deserves."
There has been much talk among pro-lifers about plans to bury the remains.
Miller herself said in a press statement, "Pro-life groups stand ready to bury them. The last work of mercy, to bury the dead, will thus become the first work of mercy these unwanted children will ever know."
In Indiana, St. Joseph County Right to Life spoke of this to local news, noting, "Indiana recently passed a law that fetal remains need to be given proper burial or cremated."
Even White House officials are calling for an investigation into Klopfer.
Vice President Mike Pence said on Twitter, "The horrific discovery of 2,246 fetal remains in abortionist Dr. Klopfer's Illinois home is appalling, and should shock the conscience of every American."
His actions should be fully & thoroughly investigated, the remains of the unborn must be treated with dignity & respect & this abortionists defenders should be ashamed. We will always stand for the unborn. https://t.co/L6cdjnTS3A— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) September 16, 2019
Pence added, "His actions should be fully and thoroughly investigated, the remains of the unborn must be treated with dignity and respect, and this abortionist's defenders should be ashamed. We will always stand for the unborn."
Similarly, White House Deputy Communications Director Judd Deere commented, "Murdering thousands of innocent babies is one thing, but preserving and hoarding their bodies like trophies is a new level of sickness."
Deere went on to say, "The radical left now defends late-term abortions, including infanticide, while President Trump protects our most innocent and vulnerable, and defends the dignity of life. A full investigation is needed to determine whether crimes were committed and if anyone else was involved."
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