The White House condemned a doctor holding 2,246 corpses of aborted babies at home and called for a full investigation to determine if anyone else was involved and if crimes were committed.
The request was issued by White House spokesman Judd Deere on Sept. 16, according to US News.
The macabre finding was made at the home of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer at his home in Will County, Illinois, by the lawyer representing the family after the doctor died on Sept. 3.
Vice President Mike Pence, said in a tweet that fetal remains should be treated with dignity.
“The horrific discovery of 2,246 fetal remains in abortionist Klopfer’s Illinois home is appalling and should shock the conscience of every American. While I was governor of Indiana, we took his medical license away and passed a law requiring fetal remains be treated with dignity.”
It is still a mystery how the corpses of the babies ended up in Klopfer’s house, how they had been preserved, or why they were in his possession.
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, a Republican, said he will work with his Illinois counterpart, Democrat Kwame Raoul, to investigate what he called the “grisly discovery,” according to US News.
“The grisly discovery of these fetal remains at the Illinois home of a deceased abortion doctor shocks the conscience. Further, we have reason to believe there is an Indiana connection to these remains,” said Hill.
Closed clinics in Fort Wayne, Gary, and South Bend where Klopfer had performed abortions will also be investigated to make sure there are no fetal remains stored there.
“He is likely Indiana’s most prolific abortion doctor in history with numbers going into the tens of thousands of procedures in multiple counties over several decades,” said a report in the South Bend Tribune on Aug. 26, 2016.
In May, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a 2016 Indiana law requiring the burial or cremation of fetal remains after an abortion.