Illinois state Rep. Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) is shocked enough to want to know more after more than 2,200 medically preserved fetal remains were found among the personal property of a doctor known for performing abortions after his death earlier this month.
“I am shocked by this,” Caulkins told the McClean County Times. “It makes me wonder what's going on in other abortion clinics. We know there is a market for body parts of aborted children. What are these clinics doing with the remains?”
The Will County Coroner’s Office was called to the home of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer on Sept. 12, after members of his family stumbled across the fetal remains while going through his personal belongings. Investigators took possession of some 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains.
According to CBS, Klopfer once owned at least three abortion clinics in nearby Indiana before his license was suspended three years ago.
“On the House floor, we were assured by Democratic women members that things like this rarely happen,” Caulkins said. “Now that the truth has been exposed, how do they explain not only late-term abortions being common, but the fact that their bill allows babies to be placed in a closet to die after being born?”
Back in early June, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed off on the Reproductive Health Act, making abortion a “fundamental act” for women across the state. A staunch opponent of the bill from the very beginning, Caulkins hinted that he is now as opposed to it as he’s ever been.
“In light of these abhorrent discoveries, I'm calling on the Democratic majority to reconsider the radical abortion bill that was passed and signed into law,” Caulkins said. “We must put a stop to the legalized practice of killing babies.”
In a statement, the Will County Sheriff’s Office said the family is fully cooperating and thus far there is no evidence that any medical procedures were conducted at the property.