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Weyermuller: 2411 aborted babies laid to rest in South Bend cemetery

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By Mark Weyermuller

Last Wednesday, February 12th, 2,411 aborted children were honored and laid to rest during a burial service at Southlawn Cemetery in South Bend, Indiana. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, who continues to investigate the case, officiated the service.

About 200 people attended the burial, along with a handful of media.  After a brief service by led by Attorney General Hill, he held a news conference a couple hundred feet away with updates on the investigation. After the initial service, an additional service was held by a variety of faith-based leaders.

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Attendees I spoke with after the service were surprised upon arriving on Wednesday for the burial that the 2411 bodies had been actually interned the day before. According to the second-hand reports from cemetery workers, the aborted children remains were not placed in a casket but a large vault, approximately 12 by 12 feet. It was mentioned it was “completely filled.”  

Speculation is that officials may not have wanted the public and media to see the size and magnitude of the situation.

After the news conference, Mr Hill only took a few questions. He was asked the age (gestation) of each baby.  His answer was somewhat vague, but did indicate the babies' bodies indicated some were late term abortions.

I asked about the timeline of 2000-2003. It’s reported that Klopfer has performed 30,000 abortions so questions arise of what he did with the fetal remains for the 13 years after 2003 until his medical license was revoked in 2016.  

The  has video here of part of the news conference.
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The 2411 babies' remains were discovered after the death of abortionist Ulrich Klopfer, who passed away from natural causes in September 2019. Two weeks after his death, Klopfer's family discovered in his Crete residence's garage the remains of 2,246 aborted children. Later 165 more aborted remains were found by law officials in a car belonging to Klopfer in Dolton, Illinois.

Reportedly, the gruesome remains were preserved in individual bags with various medical records indicating the abortions took place from 2000-2003.  They were stored in 71 cardboard boxes in the Crete garage, according to the Will County Sheriff. Officials determined the abortions took place at three medical clinics in Indiana, and were subsequently returned to Indiana for interment.

On December 31, 2019 Attorney General Hill released a 61 page report on the investigation up to that point.

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Upon my arrival to the area, I stopped by the now-closed abortion clinic belonging to Dr. Klopfer. It was called Women’s Pavilion Clinic, located at 2010 Ironwood Circle, South Bend, Indiana. The building is now boarded up, locked, and secured.  According to the AG report, it was searched and found to be in disarray with unsecured medical records all over the place.

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There are two abandoned cars in the rear of the building that were reportedly owned by Klopfer. A neighbor next door indicated this. One is a Mercedes Benz, similar to the cars found in Dolton, Illinois. The other car is up on bricks with an abandoned vehicle tow order on it from December 23, 2019. There is no mention in the AG report of these two cars and whether they were searched. Both cars are full of items and debris. It’s unclear why these cars have not been removed. 

Many questions remain in this case. There is some closure with the burial of the 2411 on February 12, but questions remain about the motive of Klopfer in keeping the babies' remains.  While some speculate he was a hoarder, others suggest his motives were more sinister.

Was he involved in selling body parts or perhaps just keeping them as trophies of his work? Why did he not use a proper medical disposal service? Are other abortion doctors doing similar practices? While the Klopfer case might seem to be a particularly gruesome isolated case, Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell also performed late term abortions and saved baby body parts. He is currently serving 30 years without parole in a Pennsylvania for murdering three babies born alive during attempted abortions.

Vice President Mike Pence commented on the aborted babies buried in South Bend last week.

"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. While I was Governor of Indiana we took his medical license away and passed a law requiring fetal remains be treated with dignity," Pence wrote on Twitter. "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."

I will continue to follow and report on this story and Attorney General Hill's ongoing investigation. 

Mark Weyermuller is a small business person, real estate professional, and conservative activist in Chicago. He is a citizen journalist, frequent guest on talk radio, and regular contributor to Illinois Review. 

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  1. There will be another memorial service for the 2411 aborted children on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 3pm at the gravesite at Southlawn Cemetery in South Bend, Indiana.
    It will be hosted by
    Right to Life Michiana
    Right to Life Northeast Indiana
    Lake County Indiana Right to Life