More than 2,000 fetal remains found last year in Illinois were laid to rest at an Indiana cemetery Wednesday.
The discovery was made after the death of a doctor who performed abortions.
“The shocking discovery of 2,411 medically preserved fetal remains in Illinois, left in a garage and in the trunk of a car, was horrifying to anyone with normal sensibilities,” Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said at the ceremony Wednesday at Southlawn Cemetery in South Bend.
Hill has said that because of the poor condition of the remains and the unreliable nature of the accompanying medical records, they could not be identified and were interred according to state law.
The remains were found on property that belonged to Dr. Ulrich Klopfer. More were later found in the trunk of one of his vehicles, which was parked in the Chicago suburb of Dolton. Klopfer performed abortions in Indiana and had clinics in South Bend, Fort Wayne and Gary.