Walorski Statement on Reports of Fetal Remains Found on Property of South Bend Abortion Doctor
Remains Found on Illinois Property After Death of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, Who Performed Abortions for Decades in Indiana
MISHAWAKA, Ind. – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today released the following statement on reports that more than 2,200 fetal remains were found on the Illinois property of Dr. Ulrich “George” Klopfer, who for decades performed abortions in South Bend, Ft. Wayne, and Gary, Ind.:
“Reports that more than 2,000 fetal remains were found on the property of longtime South Bend abortion doctor Ulrich Klopfer are sickening beyond words. He was responsible for thousands of abortions in Indiana, and his careless treatment of human remains is an outrage.
“Every human life is precious, and every woman and baby deserves care and respect. This tragic case shows why abortion providers must be held to strict guidelines and face rigorous oversight. I will be looking into federal legislation to ensure the remains of aborted babies are always treated with dignity, including in the case of chemical abortions.
“State and federal authorities should conduct a full investigation into this case and take any steps necessary to protect Hoosiers, including the unborn, from unsafe practitioners.”
In 2017, Congresswoman Walorski sent a letter to the State Health Commissioner urging the ISDH to deny the Whole Woman’s Health Alliance application to open an abortion clinic in South Bend. This summer, a federal judge ruled the clinic could open despite being denied a state license.
Last week, Congresswoman Walorski spoke at a hearing on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation that would prohibit infanticide and ensure babies born alive after abortion attempts receive the same medical care and legal protections as babies born any other way.