The remains of more than 2,000 fetuses have been found at the home of an abortion doctor who died just 10 days ago.
The 2,246 fetal remains were discovered in the home of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer in Will County, Illinois.
Klopfer died on September 3 and it was while family members were going through his home that they found the medically preserved fetuses.
An attorney for the family was said to have contacted the coroner’s office on Thursday about the discovery.
It was estimated that he had performed tens of thousands of abortion procedures in multiple Indiana counties for decades, making him ‘likely’ to be the state’s ‘most prolific abortion doctor in history,’ according to the South Bend Tribune.
There is currently no evidence to suggest abortions were carried out at the property, authorities said.
The doctor had performed abortions at Women’s Pavilion in South Bend, Indiana, until his license was suspended in 2016 for failure to exercise reasonable patient care and violating multiple notice and documentation requirements, according to the South Bend Tribune.
The suspension came after a 2014 Indiana Department of Health review which resulted in Klopfer’s clinic being cited for 27 deficiencies, ABC 57 reported.
When the clinic failed to submit a plan of correction for those problems, the state agency filed a complaint and hearing request to revoke the clinic’s abortion license.
Another review was conducted in June 2015, during which it was found that the clinic wasn’t adhering to the state law that patients needed to give their voluntary and informed consent 18 hours prior to an abortion being performed.
Klopfer was allegedly giving out the abortion medication during the initial consultation, instead.
Following his 2016 hearing, Klopfer, who was 71 at the time, was given a minimum six-month suspension following 12 hours of testimony and thousands of exhibits.
The testimony reportedly indicated that Klopfer had been using the same sort of abortion and sedation procedures that he had used since the 1970s and 1980s.
Klopfer said at the time that he had never had a patient die or go into cardiac arrest in the 43 years that he had been performing abortions.
Despite it not being part of the complaints that were brought against him, Klopfer also spoke about performing an abortion on a 10-year-old girl at an Illinois hospital after she had been raped by her uncle.
Source: Daily Mail