Over 2,000 medically preserved foetal remains were found at the residence of a former abortion clinic doctor who died recently, said reports.
Quoting the Will County Sheriff’s office, news agency PTI said in a news release late Friday that the coroner’s office was on Thursday (September 12) informed about suspected presence of foetal remains at Dr Ulrich Klopfer’s house in Will County in northeastern Illionis.
About 2,246 preserved foetal remains were found at the house, the Sheriff’s office said, but no evidence was found regarding whether any medical procedures were performed at home. The remains were taken into possession by the coroner’s office and an investigation was initiated.
Dr Klopfer, who was a doctor at an abortion clinic in Indiana, died on September 3. The clinic shut its door in 2015 after its licence was revoked by the state over complaints of lacking registry of patients and its policies regarding medical abortion. It was also accused of failing to document that patients get state-mandated education 18 hours before getting abortion done.
The doctor’s licence was suspended in November 2016 for several violations including a failure to ensure the presence of qualified staff when patients received or recovered from medications given before and during procedures. He was also accused of waiting months to report a case of abortion of a 13-year-old girl in South Blend, the news report said.