Banks Leads 67 House Republicans in Calling on DOJ to Assist Investigation Into Discovery of Fetal Remains

(WASHINGTON) – US Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) and Jim Banks (R-Ind.), along with 65 of their House Republican colleagues, today called on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide any assistance requested by state authorities in investigating the discovery of human fetal remains on the property of Indiana abortionist Ulrich “George” Klopfer, and to open a separate inquiry if any federal laws were violated.

In a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, the members also requested a DOJ review of state laws pertaining to the disposition of human fetal remains.

Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.)

“The discovery of more than 2,200 preserved human fetal remains on the property of a man infamously known as Indiana’s most prolific abortionist reveals a callous disregard for the sanctity of human life,” the members wrote. “This case has countless victims – both unborn babies and mothers – and represents a grotesque violation of human dignity that American society should not and cannot tolerate. We urge you to do everything in your power to support the Indiana and Illinois attorneys general in their investigations, and to keep us apprised of any developments.”

US Rep Jim Banks (R-Ind.)

In September, more than 2,200 human fetal remains were recently discovered on Klopfer’s property in Illinois. The recently-deceased abortionist practiced in northern Indiana for decades until 2015, shortly before his medical license was suspended. In the days following the discovery, Indiana and Illinois authorities opened a coordinated investigation into the matter.

Walorski and Banks last week led Republican members of the Indiana congressional delegation in urging Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill to ensure the remains are handled according to Indiana laws requiring the burial or cremation of fetal remains.

A copy of the signed letter to Barr is available here.