SOUTH BEND, Ind.– Though the name of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer may live on in infamy, he is dead and cannot be charged with improperly disposing of over 2,400 fetuses that were found on his properties. That conclusion came from Indiana Atty. Gen. Curtis Hill, who ended his investigation. Klopfer ran clinics in South Bend, Ft. Wayne and Gary, where he performed abortions since 1979.
When he died in 2019, his family discovered over 2,000 fetuses in Styrofoam coolers and in medical waste bags on his property, in a garage next to his home, in Illinois. The fetuses, in various states of decay, had come from his practices in Indiana. Investigators were able to determine that the 2,411 fetuses were preserved from about 2000 to 2003. But, they still don’t know why.