Chinese companies selling health tablets made from dead babiesSaturday, May 12th, 2012
Since August last year, South Korean customs has seized more than 17,000 capsules made in China from dead babies.
This horrific statistic was revealed earlier this week, in an update to an investigative report made last August by a South Korean TV station.
In August 2011, a TV documentary on SBS TV in South Korea revealed that Chinese pharmaceutical companies were getting tip offs from medical staff as to when babies were aborted or delivered still born, and the companies were then using the dead babies to produce, “health pills,” marketed as stamina enhancers, and pills that would also, “enhance sexual performance.”
According to the Korea Customs Service, the capsules were made in northeastern China in the cities of Yanji, Jilin, Qingdao and Tianjin, from babies whose bodies were chopped into small pieces and dried on stoves before being turned into powder.
The South Korean television crew acquired the dead baby capsules and ran DNA tests on them, finding they were 99.7 per cent human. The tests also found hair and nail remnants and the results were able to identify the sex of the baby whose life ended.
In a more recent update on the story, SBS TV reported this week that that over 17,000 of these pills had been brought into South Korea through 35 smuggling attempts since they aired the original expose last August.
The South Korean Customs Service said this week that it had heightened its searches of suspicious packages being brought into the country by travellers from China in an attempt to stamp out the sickening trade.
Demand for the pills is driven by the belief that the foetus is a, “tonic,” for disease. In reality, the human flesh capsules contain super-bacteria and other harmful ingredients, and health authorities in Asia are concerned that if the powdered foetus trade is allowed to continue, the capsules will find their way onto the internet and be sold to gullible or sick desperate people in other parts of the world.
China performs 13 million abortions a year in order to keep its population down. Many women go through abortion and sacrifice their new-borns to avoid punishment such as severe fines or even a beating by the authorities.
China also has a mass sterilisation policy and according to official statistics, 38 per cent of women of childbearing age have been sterilised.
Reports suggest that as well as using aborted foetuses for the trade, babies come from the notorious ‘dying rooms’ where youngsters are deliberately left to die because they were born into families that already had the limit of one child in country areas.
A number of smugglers who have been detained by the South Korean authorities have claimed they did not know what the ingredients were, or the manufacturing process behind them.
by Susan Gately