- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 19, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Wednesday that he hopes the gruesome discovery of thousands of fetal remains at the home of a late abortionist who once practiced in his hometown doesn’t get “caught up” in the politics of the abortion debate.

Investigators in Will County, Illinois, last week found 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains at the home of Ulrich Klopfer, a Fort Wayne-based abortion doctor who died earlier this month at age 74. Klopfer, who formerly operated abortion clinics in South Bend and Gary, Indiana, until losing his medical and facility licenses in 2016, was once believed to be Indiana’s “most prolific abortion doctor, with thousands of procedures in multiple counties over several decades,” the South Bend Tribune reported.

An investigation was reportedly launched after the late doctor’s family called authorities upon finding the fetal remains while going through his belongings. The family is reportedly cooperating with law enforcement.

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Mr. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, told reporters he found the news “extremely disturbing.”

“I think it’s important that it be full investigated,” he said. “I also hope that it doesn’t get caught up in politics at a time when women need access to health care. There’s no question that what happened is disturbing, it’s unacceptable and it needs to be looked at.”

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