A woman has shared disturbing details of the ‘rough’ abortion of her unborn twins she suffered at the hands of a notorious doctor.
The woman, named only as Assetou, came forward to condemn Dr Ulrich Klopfer after 2,200 fetuses were found preserved in his garage in Gary, Indiana, earlier this month after his death.
Recalling her encounter at the hands of Klopfer in 2005, when she was 18, Assetou said: ‘The one thing I can remember was he was extremely rough.
‘His tone of voice, how direct, callous it was. Even the procedure … It was rough.’
Assetou says the procedure left her bleeding and scarred.
Assetou, who is now 32, fears the fetuses that she terminated may be among those hoarded by Klopfer, although police believe the remains they found stacked in his garage date from between 2000 and 2002.
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She also told CBS Chicago of Klopfer’s alleged attempts to persuade her to terminate the pregnancy at his clinic in Gary, Indiana.
Assetou, who still had the ultrasound scan of the pregnancy she terminated, said: ‘He said, “If you don’t do this, it will cost you … Yearly $240,000 to take care of a kid.
‘”So would you rather deal with that or would you rather go home and just go back to your regular life?”
‘There was no emotion. There was no empathy.’
Explaining how her circumstances at the time led her to have a termination, Assetou said: ‘I just said to myself, ‘I can’t bring my kids into this situation.
‘I can’t bring my kids into poverty. I can’t bring my kids to a father who won’t love them or want them.’
Assetou says that she is still pro-choice, but told any other woman considering an abortion: ‘If you choose to do that just know it will live with you for life.’
Klopfer lost his licence shortly after Assetou visited him, with his three clinics in Gary shuttered shortly after.
The Indiana Attorney General’s Office is now investigating the grim discovery.