By Jonathon Van Maren
In my 2016 book The Culture War, I described coming face-to-face with an abortion victim for the first time: A little baby boy, retrieved from a dumpster behind an abortion clinic, floating in a jar. For me, that little boy will always represent all of the victims of abortion, the millions upon millions of unseen children who arrived in this world uncelebrated and were softly suctioned away soon afterwards. If these children were mourned by their parents, they were mourned too late.
Some of them, at least, were mourned later, by pro-life activists who tenderly retrieved them from the trash and buried them in cemeteries, granting them the respect in death that they never received in life. I saw a gravestone marking where some of them were committed to the earth back in 2014, in a Michigan graveyard. Their headstone read simply: “Twenty Three Unborn Children, Victims of Abortion. Laid To Rest May 3, 2008. He will wipe every tear from their eyes.”
Another sad funeral will take place this week, for the more than 2,000 dead babies discovered on the property of deceased abortionist Dr. Ulrich Klopfer of South Bend, Indiana tomorrow. South Bend, you may remember, is the hometown of former mayor and current abortion extremist Pete Buttigieg, who supports abortion up until birth. From the Associated Press:
More than 2,400 sets of fetal remains found last year in the Illinois garage and a car of an Indiana abortion doctor after he died will be buried Wednesday at a northern Indiana cemetery.
The 2,411 sets of fetal remains that resulted from abortions Dr. Ulrich Klopfer performed in Indiana will be “memorialized” Wednesday afternoon at a graveside service at Southlawn Cemetery and Palmer Funeral Home in South Bend, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s office said Monday.
Hill’s office did not immediately respond to messages left Monday asking whether the burial space had been donated. He had previously said Roman Catholic dioceses in Indiana had offered to bury the remains, which were transferred in October to the St. Joseph County coroner’s office in South Bend.
Klopfer died Sept. 3 at age 79. Days later, relatives told authorities they had found fetal remains in his garage in Will County, Illinois. Officials found 2,246 sets of fetal remains in that building. Another 165 sets of fetal remains were found in October in the trunk of a car owned by Klopfer that was parked at a Chicago-area storage unit. All of the remains resulted from abortions Klopfer performed at his now-shuttered clinics in Fort Wayne, Gary and South Bend. Officials believe those abortions were performed between 2000 and 2003.
Klopfer’s medical license was suspended in 2016 by Indiana regulators who cited shoddy record-keeping and substandard patient monitoring.
Think about that for a moment tomorrow, as you go about your day. More than 2,400 babies will be buried. Babies that were legally killed in the United States of America, with the procedure that killed them being trumpeted as a precious right by every single Democratic candidate running for the presidency.
And remember that as those little ones are being laid to rest, thousands more will be killed in clinics across the country. May God have mercy on us.