Senator Mike Braun (R-Indiana) introduced the Dignity for Aborted Children Act after 2,246 abortion remains were discovered in deceased abortionist Ulrich "George" Klopfer's garage in Illinois.
"I think this is a great idea," Carol Tobias of National Right to Life says about the measure. "We are talking about the remains of unborn children, so these are human beings, and these are lives that were extinguished by abortion."
Tobias does not think the remains should be incinerated, tossed down a garbage disposal, or thrown into the sewer system.
"We should show them the respect of any human being who dies deserves," she insists.
Tobias says discovery of the remains has likely brought back a lot of memories for women who went to Klopfer for an abortion.
"They're wondering are the remains of their babies in his garage," she submits. "Even if it wasn't his garage or his abortion facility, they're starting to wonder, What happened to my baby? So I think that is something that we need to be aware of -- women who are regretting their abortion or wondering what happened to their baby."
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, agrees with Tobias.
"The discovery of the remains of over 2,200 aborted children in late abortionist Ulrich Klopfer's home was a sickening reminder of the abortion industry's radical commitment to abortion above health, safety, and basic human dignity," comments Dannenfelser. "Mothers whose little ones were aborted by Klopfer were retraumatized by the news, wondering whether their babies were among those stockpiled on his property. While the Supreme Court has upheld Indiana's law requiring respectful treatment of the remains of aborted babies, Illinois and many other states have no such law. We are grateful to Senator Braun for introducing the Dignity for Aborted Children Act and hope the Senate will pass it swiftly."
Klopfer, who provided abortions in Indiana, has been described as a hoarder. Officials say he stashed away 20-year-old remains.
Sponsors of the Dignity for Aborted Children Act include Sens. Todd Young (R-IN), Steve Daines (R-MT), John Cornyn (R-TX), Rick Scott (R-FL), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and Ted Cruz (R-TX).
According to the Washington Examiner, Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Indiana Second District) is looking at introducing a similar measure on the House side.