Area legislators respond to update in Dr. Klopfer investigation

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Friday, September 20, 2019 1:20 pm

Note to the Press: Please include the following statements from State Reps. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne), Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) and Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) in your coverage of today’s update on Indiana’s investigation of the more than 2,000 fetal remains found on the Illinois property of the late Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, who ran several abortion clinics in northern Indiana.

The vile actions of Dr. Klopfer desecrates the memories of the 2,246 children found in his Illinois home. This doctor operated in several local cities including Fort Wayne. I support the state’s quick actions to investigate this crime and I hope it may bring closure to those now wondering if their child was treated in such a barbaric manner,” Carbaugh said.

The sanctity of human life is precious, and I find the actions of Dr. Klopfer disgusting and appalling. As lawmakers, this is why we go to such lengths to strictly regulate this abhorrent practice. I support the state’s thorough investigation and hope it ensures this type of atrocity never happens again,” Judy said.

I cannot speak strongly enough against Dr. Klopfer’s abominable and genuinely disgusting actions. His legacy of death lives on in the hearts of the mothers and fathers, and we are reminded of these depraved acts by each and every of the 2,246 children discovered at his home. Now that we know these babies are from Indiana, it is important that we return them home to Hoosier ground where they will be handled respectfully and responsibly,” Smaltz said.

 

-30-

 

State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) represents House

District 81, which includes a portion of Allen County.

Click here to download a high-resolution photo.

 

State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) represents House District 83,

which includes portion of Allen and Whitley counties.

Click here to download a high-resolution photo.

 

State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) represents House District 52,

which includes all of DeKalb County, and portions of Steuben and Allen counties.

Click here to download a high-resolution photo.