Indiana Republican Delegation Urges AG Hill to Ensure Remains Found on Klopfer Property Are Handled According to Indiana Law

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Indiana Republican Delegation Urges AG Hill to Ensure Remains Found on Klopfer Property Are Handled According to Indiana Law

Walorski Leads Letter Welcoming State Investigation, Requesting Updates from AG Hill as Inquiry Moves Forward

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today led Republican members of the Indiana congressional delegation in urging Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill to ensure remains found on the Illinois property of abortionist Dr. Ulrich “George” Klopfer are handled according to Indiana laws requiring dignified disposition of fetal remains.

“As you well know, since 2016 Indiana has had a law, which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court this year, requiring the dignified disposition of fetal remains,” the members wrote. “While it is not yet clear where the remains found on Dr. Klopfer’s property originated, there is no question these remains should be treated respectfully, and any remains determined to have originated in Indiana should be handled according to Indiana law.”

Walorski was joined by U.S. Reps. Jim Banks (IN-03), Greg Pence (IN-06), Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09), Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08), Susan Brooks (IN-05), and Jim Baird (IN-04) in the letter welcoming a state investigation and requesting that Attorney General Hill keep the members apprised of any developments.

A copy of the signed letter is available here. The full text is below.

Dear Attorney General Hill,

We write to you regarding the horrifying discovery of more than 2,200 preserved fetal remains on the Illinois property of the recently deceased Dr. Ulrich “George” Klopfer, an abortionist who practiced for decades in northern Indiana until 2015. It is sickening to see such callous disregard for human dignity and the sanctity of life.

We welcome the coordinated investigation you announced with Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, and we stand ready to lend any assistance necessary. This gruesome discovery raises many questions, including when and where the abortions took place, how the remains were transported to the property in Illinois, what physical condition the remains are in, and whether any other individuals had knowledge of or bear responsibility for the preservation and transfer of the remains. Additionally, it must be determined whether any state or federal laws were violated.

As you well know, since 2016 Indiana has had a law, which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court this year, requiring the dignified disposition of fetal remains. While it is not yet clear where the remains found on Dr. Klopfer’s property originated, there is no question these remains should be treated respectfully, and any remains determined to have originated in Indiana should be handled according to Indiana law.

Please keep us apprised as your investigation progresses. We look forward to learning of its conclusions and working to prevent such tragic situations from occurring in the future.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this pressing matter.

Sincerely,

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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