by Stephanie Hauer
Abortion is an act of violence against the life and dignity of a human person. If the preborn cannot be protected from this violence, they should at least be treated with dignity in death. Their remains should be treated with respect — as should the remains of any person. Texas and Indiana both have state laws requiring the interment or cremation of miscarried or aborted fetuses.
Ulrich “George” Klopfer, an ex-abortionist who recently died, did not follow those laws. After his passing, his family sorted through his belongings, and they found fetal remains in his house. The family members called the authorities, and when they arrived, they discovered 2,246 preserved fetal remains.
2,246 young lives that were snuffed out before they could experience any of the tumultuous variety that life outside the womb had to offer them. 2,246 bodies that were medically preserved and stored alongside Klopfer’s stuff, collected like belongings.
This obscene callousness was perpetrated by one of Indiana’s most experienced abortionists. Klopfer worked for decades at abortion clinics in South Bend, Gary, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. He performed tens of thousands of abortion procedures during his time there. In 2016, his medical license was suspended due to violations which included a lack of reasonable care and failure to provide notification and documentation. His clinic was shut down in that same year.
This nauseating discovery highlights a pervasive problem in the abortion industry: the lack of regulation and accountability. Even in states like Indiana that have laws regarding the disposal of fetal remains, abortionists blatantly disregard those laws. There is not enough enforcement of the guidelines that are put in place, even if they are for the safety of patients and medical professionals alike. As long as the abortion industry goes on so loosely regulated, we will remain at risk of disgusting and dehumanizing treatment of our vulnerable fellow humans.