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WANE 15’s report on abortionist Ulrich Klopfer wins Emmy Award

by | Jun 24, 2021

By Dave Andrusko

Editor’s note. The repost of a story that first appeared in NRL News Today a year ago reminds us that good journalism, while rarer than it once was, still exists.

At first blush, it might not seem like much, just a local station, but the  recognition it received is important. WANE 15 is a television station in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, home state for the notorious abortionist Ulrich Klopfer.

Last weekend, the station reported, “Reporter Kaitor Kay and photojournalist Randi Orr’s piece ‘Disturbing Discovery‘ won the ‘Societal Concerns – Series’ award in the 51st annual Lower Great Lakes Emmy Awards.”  The award was for its report on Klopfer whom it was discovered following his death had hoarded the remains of 2,411 aborted babies in his garage in Crete Township, Will County, Illinois and in the trunk of an old Mercedes Klopfer kept in storage in Dolton, Illinois.

(The NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter is one of 19 regional chapters of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.)

I had not seen the report prior to reading WANE 15’s report about the award. It was a fine piece of journalism and captured several important—indeed critical—truths about Ulrich who died at age 79 on September 3.

*He was a hugely unpleasant human being who treated the 40,000 or 50,000 women he aborted brusquely and without a semblance of empathy or compassion. He treated women like widgets and going back to his earliest days as an abortionist took a macabre pride in aborting women at a furious pace.

According to the AP’s Michael  Tarm,

It was a 1978 Chicago Sun-Times story that first raised questions publicly about Klopfer, recounting the competition between him and another doctor. A nurse told the newspaper that the other doctor tallied each abortion in pencil on his pant leg. If Klopfer saw lots of marks, he would go “like wildfire to catch up,” she said.

* According to Dan Carden of The Times of Northwest Indiana, “After Klopfer died Sept. 3, his family found 2,246 bagged fetal remains stored in molding boxes and old Styrofoam containers alongside boxes of personal items, rusting cars, pop cans and random garbage stacked to the ceiling in the garage of Klopfer’s Will County, Illinois, home, according to the report.” When women learned of this, many could not help torturing themselves with the thought that the remains of their baby might be among those or the additional 165 fetal remains found in the car trunk. The interviews with these women were exceeding painful to watch.

*Nobody will likely ever understand Ulrich’s motivation for packing these poor babies’ remains inside airtight plastic bags, inside scores of cardboard boxes. His wife never had a clue until she went through their garage after Ulrich’s death. Tarm speculated

Was it a hoarding disorder? Was he was trying to save disposal costs as he racked up legal bills suing and being sued by abortion opponents? Was he hoping to torment his enemies from beyond the grave?

Something this sick probably defies even a semi-sane explanation. 

“You can speculate till hell freezes over,” said Kevin Bolger, a Chicago lawyer representing Klopfer’s widow. “You’re not going to know the answer. He took it with him.”

True, but is it all this that surprising coming from a man who was so twisted that (according to a story written by the Chicago Sun Times’ Stefano Esposito) he “often told people that, when he died, he expected to meet the likes of Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini.”

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