Sunday, September 15, 2019

Remains Of Over 2,200 Fetuses Found In Home Of Deceased Illinois Abortion Doctor

Police in Illinois discovered the remains of over 2,000 fetuses at the home of a prolific abortion doctor who died ten days ago. The 2,246 fetal remains were found in the home of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer in Will County, Illinois.
Klopfer died on September 3, but it wasn't until his family members went through his home that they discovered the fetuses, that were medically preserved. The family's attorney contacted the coroner's office on Thursday after the fetuses where discovered.
Klopfer is believed to have performed 10s of thousands of abortion procedures in various counties for decades. The doctor was the state's 'most prolific abortion doctor in history,' the South Bend Tribune reported.
Athough the fetuses were discovered at the house, it's unclear as to whether the abortions were carried out at the property. Klopfer had performed abortions at Women's Pavilion in South Bend, Indiana before his license was eventually suspended in 2016 due to failing to exercise reasonable patient care and violating many notice and documentation requirements.
In 2014, Klopfer's clinic was cited for 27 deficiencies, ABC 57 reported. When the clinic failed to show plans for correcting the problems, a complaint, and hearing request to revoke the state agency filed the clinic's abortion license.
Upon another review in 2015, the clinic was found to be not adhering to the state law that patients needed to give their voluntary and informed consent 18 hours before abortion procedures. Instead, the doctor was reportedly giving out the abortion medication during the first consultation.
Klopfer was given a minimum 6-month suspension following 12 hours of testimony and thousands of exhibits in 2016. According to the testimony, Klopfer had been using similar abortion and sedation procedures he used in the 1970s and 1980s. Klopfer claimed at the time he never had a patient die or go into cardiac arrest during his time performing abortions.
Klopfer also spoke about performing an abortion on a 10-year-old girl at an Illinois hospital following a rape by her uncle. But the doctor failed to notify the police about the child abuse and allowed the child to return home with her parents, who also knew about the rape.
Klopfer was found to have refused pain medications to all women he performed abortions on, allowing only those who could afford to pay extra for it or those under 16.
According to a report from The Daily Mail: He was said to have had very few difficulties during the procedures, though. The doctor was found guilty of five of the nine charges against him during the hearing.
Among those charges wasn't reporting abortions performed on 2 girls under the age of 14 within the state's required 3-day timeline. Klopfer had earlier come under legal scrutiny in March 2014, after a local right to life organization reported to authorities that he had failed to report abortions on girls under the age of 14 promptly. Instead of 3 days, it took Klopfer 3-4 months to file the paperwork, according to ABC57.
Klopfer said at the time: 'Let me put it this way, if there's any question, it's a question about paperwork, it's not a question about any medical malpractice or anything like that.' Additionally, after having his license suspended, Klopfer was fined $3,000.
The board said he could petition to have his license reinstated after 6 months, but that he'd need to present to a long list of evaluations, as well as obtaining continuing medical education credits and child abuse training. At the time of the hearing, Klopfer was not practicing medicine and had closed his three abortion clinics in Fort Wayne, Gary and South Bend, Illinois, by November 2015.
Still, he had indicated that he wanted to reopen clinics when he could. It's unclear if Klopfer had his license reinstated, however. Klopfer first began performing abortions in 1973 following the legalization of abortion by Roe v. Wade, the Journal Gazette reported.
The coroner's office has since taken possession of the fetuses found on Klopfer's property and Illinois' Will County Sheriff, coroner and state's attorney are conducting an ongoing investigation into the remains, according to the News-Herald. Klopfer's family is said to be cooperating with authorities.

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