WARNING: do not read any further if you don’t have a strong stomach.
This is a horrible story, but we have to report it to get the truth out there!
So here’s the short story…..this “doctor” and I do put that in quotes, Ulrich Klopfer, was previously had his medical license suspended in 2015 for “failing to exercise reasonable care and violating several notice and documentation requirements” on an abortion he reportedly performed on a minor.
So that’s bad enough, but the real horror was discovered just now after he died.
Found inside his house were “thousands of fetal remains”.
Not only that but many reports say they were “well preserved fetuses”.
Just pure sickness.
Take a look:
Fox News reports:
The discovery was made by members of the family of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, who died Sept. 3. The family members had been searching through Klopfer’s belongings after he died, FOX 59 of Indianapolis reported.
There is no evidence that any abortions were performed at the private residence, the Will County (Ill.) Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
Klopfer formerly worked at the Women’s Pavilion in South Bend, Ind., the report said. The home where the remains were found is located in Will County, Ill.
According to FOX 59, Klopfer’s medical license was suspended in 2015 after accusations that he failed to report an abortion performed on a 13-year-old girl.
The Will County Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation into the matter, WSBT-TV of South Bend reported. The county coroner's office took possession of the remains, the sheriff's office said in a news release.
You can read the official Sheriff's press release here.
And from the local Herald Tribune:
More than 2,200 preserved fetal remains were found on the property of a dead abortion doctor, the Will County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.
The remains were found on the property of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, who was described by the South Bend Tribune in 2016 as “likely Indiana’s most prolific abortion doctor.”
Court records show Klopfer lived on Pine Court in Crete Township.
An attorney for Klopfer’s family contacted the Will County Coroner’s Office on Thursday about the discovery of what appeared to be fetal remains, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
Klopfer died Sept. 3.
Sheriff’s detectives and representatives from the coroner’s office found 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains, according to the release.
The coroner’s office took possession of the remains.
Sheriff’s deputies were stationed at the house – where a dumpster was placed in the driveway – Friday night.
Two men stood in the driveway of the home next door, smoking cigarettes and watching the activity along the Pine Court cul-de-sac.
Neither man would give his name. One said he knew the man who lived in the home next door “a little bit.”
The man said they were unaware of why the police were at the house, and both expressed surprise when told of the information released by the sheriff’s office.
“Holy [expletive],” one of the men said when informed.
A woman could be seen walking quickly at the back of the residence Friday night.
“The family is cooperating fully with this investigation,” according to the release from the sheriff’s office.
“There is no evidence that any medical procedures were conducted at the property,” according to the release.
An ongoing investigation into the discovered fetal remains is being conducted by the offices of the Will County sheriff, coroner and state’s attorney.
Klopfer was practicing in South Bend, Indiana, in 2016, when the Indiana Medical Licensing Board suspended his license.
An article in the South Bend Tribune about Klopfer, 71 at the time, said he “is 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.”
Klopfer began performing abortions in 1973 after its legalization by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, according to the article. He had performed abortions in South Bend, Gary and Fort Wayne.
The South Bend Tribune reports about his original suspension of his medical license in 2015:
The Indiana Medical Licensing Board early today took the medical license of a former South Bend abortion doctor for failing to exercise reasonable care and violating several notice and documentation requirements.
The minimum six-month suspension for Dr. Ulrich Klopfer came after 12 hours of testimony and thousands of exhibits.
But it was a story that Klopfer told himself that struck a nerve with members of the board.
He spoke of a 10-year-old girl raped by her uncle who he performed an abortion on in an Illinois hospital but didn't notify police about the child abuse. Instead, he let her go home with her parents, who knew of the rape and refused to prosecute.
It wasn't part of the complaint filed by the Indiana Attorney General's Office but appeared to shift the case, with several members of the board bringing it up during final discussion.
Board member Rebecca Moredock-Mueller described Klopfer as having a nonchalant attitude and lacked sound medical judgment.
"The thing that bothered me most was his professional incompetence," she said.
Klopfer, 71, is 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.
Testimony during Thursday's hearing - which ended this morning - showed a man who was essentially using the same abortion and sedation procedures from the 1970s and 1980s.
Klopfer told the panel he has never lost a patient in 43 years of doing abortions and has never even had a patient go into cardiac arrest.
"Women get pregnant, men don't. We need to respect women making a decision that they think is best in their life," he said. "I'm not here to dictate to anybody. I'm not here to judge anybody."
The board specifically was bothered that he didn't give pain medication to all women - only those under 16 and those who could pay extra. And when he did sedate women he didn't have qualified staff to monitor them and didn't follow best practices for administration of the drugs and emergency procedures.
Despite this Klopfer had very few complications, which board members called amazing and lucky.
Klopfer can petition for reinstatement in six months - but only after he completes a laundry list of evaluations, continuing medical education credits and child abuse training. He also was fined $3,000.
The board found him guilty of five of nine charges. One of the charges related to not reporting performing an abortion on two girls under the age of 14 within the three-day required timeline. Two referenced sedation and medical practices; two others were whether he followed state law requiring informed consent 18 hours before the procedure on a handful of women.
"Justice has been done," said Cathie Humbarger, executive director at Allen County Right to Life. "We're glad that he's been held accountable for the inferior medical treatment that he has been responsible for over many, many years."