White House Calls for Investigation of Abortion Doctor Who Had Over 2,000 Fetal Remains

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
September 17, 2019 Updated: September 17, 2019

The White House and Republican officials called for a probe into Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, an abortion doctor who had more than 2,000 fetal remains at his house.

Klopfer died on Sept. 3, and the remains were discovered by his family as they went through his belongings.

Klopfer performed abortions in Indiana but lived in Illinois.

“The horrific discovery of 2,246 fetal remains in abortionist Dr. Klopfer’s Illinois home is appalling & should shock the conscience of every American. While I was Governor of Indiana we took his medical license away & passed a law requiring fetal remains be treated with dignity,” Vice President Mike Pence said on Twitter.

“His actions should be fully & thoroughly investigated, the remains of the unborn must be treated with dignity & respect & this abortionists defenders should be ashamed. We will always stand for the unborn.”

White House Deputy Communications Director Judd Deere told RealClearPolitics that the administration wants a federal investigation in part to see if others were involved in keeping the fetal remains.

“Murdering thousands of innocent babies is one thing, but preserving and hoarding their bodies like trophies is a new level of sickness,” Deere said.

“The radical left now defends late-term abortions, including infanticide, while President Trump protects our most innocent and vulnerable, and defends the dignity of life. A full investigation is needed to determine whether crimes were committed and if anyone else was involved.”

Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) said in a statement, “I’m glad the White House has echoed my call for a federal investigation into the horrific discovery of more than 2,000 fetal remains at the property of Indiana abortion doctor Ulrich Klopfer.”

Walorski first called for an investigation on Sept. 14, writing on Twitter: “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.”

Pro-family activist displays a rubber fetus
An activist displays a rubber fetus during a “March for Family” within the World Congress of Families conference in Verona on March 31, 2019. (Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images)

She said Klopfer’s “careless treatment of human remains is an outrage,” adding, “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.”

Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) also called for a probe into the situation, saying that because Klopfer took the remains across state lines, a federal investigation is appropriate.

“We need to determine how Dr. Klopfer was able to get away with this for so long, and how we only know about it now that Dr. Klopfer is deceased. We also need to know how many people working at the Women’s Pavilion were aware of Dr. Klopfer’s crimes,” Banks said in a statement.

“I also hope we learn if any of those same staff now work at the Whole Women’s Health clinic in South Bend, and how closely those two organizations are tied.”

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, a Republican, also said he supports a federal probe into Klopfer’s businesses.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.