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2,411 Aborted Babies interred at Southlawn Cemetery in South Bend, Indiana

by | Feb 12, 2020

By Dave Andrusko

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill

SOUTH BEND, IN – Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill spoke Wednesday at a brief burial service for 2,411 aborted babies found last year on property owned by Indiana’s most prolific abortionist, the late Ulrich Klopfer.

Speaking at the gravesite, AG Hill said, “We have identified a burial site with the purpose to memorialize these 2,411 unborn, keeping them together in rest, each of them connected by their common fate. …Each of these 2,411 was a life — a life that was terminated — and each deserves to be secure in a final resting place, with dignity and respect, as should be afforded all human beings. May each of the 2,411 buried here, now and forever, rest in peace.”[You can watch AG Hill as he delivered his remarks here.

Today’s burial “brings closure to the brief and tragic lives of these 2,411 little ones who were denied the opportunity to take their first breaths,” said Indiana Right to Life President and CEO Mike Fichter.  “They now rest together for all eternity, never to be forgotten.” 

U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) said, “Today more than 2,400 abortion victims finally received the respectful burial they deserved. I am praying for these innocent lives cut short and for all victims of abortion – both unborn babies and their mothers.” She added, “We can never again allow such callous disregard for the sanctity of human life, which is why we must pass my bill, the Dignity for Aborted Children Act. It would build on Indiana’s law requiring the dignified burial or cremation of aborted fetal remains, with strong reporting requirements to hold abortion providers accountable. I hope we move this bill forward so we can defend the most vulnerable among us – the unborn.”

According to Attorney General Hill’s office

The remains were found on two separate properties owned by Dr. Klopfer, whose surviving family members have cooperated with authorities throughout the ensuing investigation. Authorities determined the remains to be from abortions performed from 2000 through 2003.

Dr. Klopfer died on Sept. 3, 2019, at the age of 79. On Sept. 12, Illinois authorities learned that family members going through Dr. Klopfer’s belongings found preserved fetal remains at his Illinois residence — prompting the investigation that remains ongoing. Upon learning the remains were from Indiana, Attorney General Hill contacted Illinois authorities and oversaw the transportation of the aborted fetuses back to Indiana.

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