More than 2,000 medically preserved fetal remains were found in Dr. Ulrich Klopfer's house in Crete Township, south of Chicago, and about 10 miles from the in border.
"Like everyone, I find that news out of IL extremely disturbing and I think it's important that that be fully investigated", Buttigieg, a 2020 Democrat hopeful, said as reported in a video tweeted by WSBT's Max Lewis.
"As Governor of IN, I was proud to sign a law that requires remains of aborted babies be treated with dignity and respect and block groups like Planned Parenthood from the horrific practice of selling fetal tissue", the vice president said.
More information is expected from authorities on Thursday in a Will County case where 2,200 fetal remains were found at the home of a deceased abortion doctor.
The South Bend Tribune reported in October 2017 that Liam Morley, an employee for several years at the Klopfer abortion clinic, was listed as the proposed administrator of the new Whole Woman's Health Alliance clinic that had applied for a license to perform drug-induced abortions in South Bend. "It is a odd. once in a lifetime type of thing".
"At this point I can tell you that there are no fetal remains here".
"We're the Pences, and we're pro-life", he said, standing with his wife, Karen at the March for Life.
St. Joseph County Prosecutor Ken Cotter said police, prosecutors and members of the IN attorney general's office served a search warrant Thursday morning at the former South Bend abortion clinic where Dr. Ulrich Klopfer had performed abortions.
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Cotter said that authorities also searched a vacant lot in South Bend that's possibly connected to the shuttered clinic to determine whether or not fetal remains were buried there.
While Klopfer can not be charged with anything as he is deceased, the presence of fetal remains in his home suggests he violated in law regarding the disposal of medical waste, as well as a law regarding records keeping.
Attorney General Curtis Hill on Friday will discuss the investigation into Dr. Ulrich Klopfer's former abortion clinics and other properties.
In addition to his practice in South Bend, Klopfer provided abortions in Gary and Fort Wayne.
WANE-TV showed footage of Fort Wayne officers near the doorway and in parking lot outside that building beyond a line of police caution tape. Klopfer had died nine days earlier of natural causes, according to Will County Coroner Patrick O'Neil.
Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley said at the press conference that Klopfer left no documentation as to why he chose to store the remains in his garage. He said that there will be an investigation into Klopfer's admission that he performed an abortion on a 10-year-old rape survivor, who was then returned to her family without reporting the act.
The couple had no children, the attorney said.