2,246 Fetal Remains and Abandoned Medical Documents Found in Indiana

Dr. Ulrich Klopfer from Indiana operated three abortion clinics until his license was suspended in 2015. He was found to have taken away fetal remains from his abortion clinics. His family members discovered the remains among his personal stuff at his Illinois house after his demise on September 3, 2019.

Authorities handling the investigation of the case have reported that there were 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains found, which are assumed to have been taken from his abortion clinics. There was no evidence uncovered suggesting the performance of any procedure at the property.

Indiana Attorney General Hill called Dr. Klopfer as a very notorious abortionist in Indiana holding a record of disgraceful conditions and regulatory control violations. His license suspension in 2015 was because of multiple state laws violations, such as poor record-keeping, not reporting the rape case of a minor after performing an abortion procedure, and not following the state waiting periods. Dr. Klopfer forfeited his medical license in 2016.

The fetal remains were taken out of the property and were brought to the Will County coroner’s office. It was confirmed by Attorney General Hill that all the fetal remains dating 2000 to 2002 were from Dr. Klopfer’s abortion clinics located in Fort Wayne in Indiana and South Bend, Gary. Officials in Illinois surrendered the evidence and details to the Office of the Indiana Attorney General.

According to Attorney General Curtis Hill, the investigators also found thousands of medical documents at Dr. Klopfer’s house and clinics. The documents have now been taken and secured. The attorney general’s office is trying to get in touch with all people impacted.

There is a law in Indiana since 2016 that orders the burying or cremation of fetal remains in all medical establishments in Indiana. The Supreme Court is pushing this law this year and it became effective this September. The HIPAA requires the security of all medical records at all times to avert unauthorized access. Although the HIPAA does not have a medical record retention period, state laws require the retention of medical records for 7 years after they were created. It is presently uncertain what laws were violated.