Sixty-seven House Republicans called on the Department of Justice Tuesday to assist in the investigation of thousands of fetal remains found at the Illinois home of former abortionist Ulrich Klopfer.
"We write to you regarding the horrific discovery of more than 2,200 preserved human fetal remains on the Illinois property of the recently deceased abortionist Ulrich 'George' Klopfer, who practiced for decades in northern Indiana until 2015," the lawmakers wrote in a letter to Attorney General William Barr. "A careful and thorough investigation of this matter is necessary to ensure justice is done and to prevent such tragic situations from occurring in the future."
Lawmakers wrote that the "gruesome discovery" of the unborn remains "raises many concerns including the date and location of the abortions, the gestational age of each unborn child at the time of the abortion, the mode in which the remains were transported to the property in Illinois, and the current physical condition of the remains."
The letter also raises questions about who else may have known about Klopfer's actions or shared responsibility in them.
In order to address these concerns and questions, the letter asks the Justice Department to do "everything within its authority" to help out with the coordinated-state level investigation being conducted by Indiana and Illinois authorities.
The remains in question were found on Klopfer's home after he passed away in earlier September. Klopfer used to perform abortions in South Bend, Indiana, until his medical license was suspended in 2015 after it was discovered that he failed to report an abortion performed on a 13-year-old minor in 2012. Since the discovery of the remains, a woman on whom Klopfer performed multiple abortions says he was "extremely rough" and left her "bleeding and scarred."
The letter, spearheaded by Indiana Representatives Jackie Walorski and Jim Banks, also asks the Justice Department to look into state laws and practice regarding the disposal of human fetal remains in order to "aid Congress in examining potential legislative remedies to ensure human fetal remains are always treated with dignity."
The lawmakers say that varying disposal practices present "challenges" that occur when such remains are transported across state lines." For example, while Indiana passed a law requiring burial or cremation of unborn human remains, Illinois has no such law. Klopfer performed abortions in the former, but the remains were found at his residence in the latter.
"This case has countless victims – both unborn babies and mothers," the letter concludes, "and represents a grotesque violation of human dignity that American society should not and cannot tolerate."
The question of what could have motivated Klopfer to keep and store human remains at his home still remains. A former colleague said they were "gruesome trophies" and compared the late abortionist to the fictional cannibalistic villain Hannibal Lecter. In a documentary interview before his death, the German national noted that the Allied bombing of Dresden was a key event that shaped his worldview.
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