The number of aborted babies who will be buried in South Bend on Wednesday, Feb. 12, is 2,411 Indiana authorities said. These were the fetal remains who were discovered last September on the property of the late abortionist Ulrich Klopfer.
The Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s Office on Monday said the 2,411 aborted fetal remains would be “memorialized” at a graveside service Wednesday at Southlawn Cemetery and Palmer Funeral Home in South Bend. The service will be held at 1 p.m, WANE News 15 reported.
In September 2019, authorities found 2,246 medically preserved remains of aborted babies stored in boxes in the former Indiana abortionist’s garage in Illinois. A few weeks later, they found 165 more babies’ remains in a vehicle stored on one of his properties.
In January, Hill’s office announced that poor record-keeping and the disintegration of the babies’ bodies made it impossible for each baby to be identified. Authorities believe the babies’ bodies are from abortions performed between 2000 and 2003 in Indiana. Authorities also said they found medical records abandoned among Klopfer’s things.
No one knows why Klopfer kept the aborted babies in his garage. Many of his former patients have been re-traumatized by the discovery, including one woman who said she was forced to abort her unborn child. Now, they will never know if their baby was one of the bodies Klopfer kept.
“Had they not been aborted, the 2,411 children whose tiny bodies will be laid to rest on Wednesday would now be in their late teens,” Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, said. “They’d be finishing high school, starting college, entering careers, planning for their futures. Instead, they will be buried, nameless and unknown—the only act of justice we can offer them.”
Scheidler mourned that thousands of unborn babies continue to be aborted every day in America, and “every one of them is a fellow human being” who deserves to live.
According to Indiana’s burial law, which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2019, abortion facilities are required to bury or cremate the remains of aborted babies.
Recently, Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced the Dignity for Aborted Children Act to extend the cremation/burial requirement to all 50 states.
Right to Life Michiana Executive Director Jackie Appleman said they plan to hold a memorial service on Feb. 23 as well if people cannot attend this week. It will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 23 at Southlawn Cemetery. Right to Life Michiana, Right to Life Northeast Indiana, and Lake County Right to Life are hosting the service.
“We are grateful but saddened for this opportunity to mourn for the lives lost and the families broken by the violence of abortion,” Appleman said. “This is a tangible reminder of the inhumanity and horror of the abortion industry. Abortion is the ultimate form of dehumanization; it poisons, dismembers, and kills the most innocent among us.”
Klopfer worked as an abortionist for decades in South Bend, Gary, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. The state revoked his license in 2016 for failing to report the rape of a 13-year-old patient and other health violations, according to LifeNews.