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Over 17,000 Capsules Containing Human Flesh made from dead babies seized in South Korea

by | May 8, 2012

The Chinese Ministry of Health is reported to have launch an investigation into pills made from the bodies of aborted babies


By Dave Andrusko

A second wave of stories appearing Tuesday not only confirm that South Korean Custom authorizes have seized thousands of capsules containing human flesh, but that the powdery remains may come from both aborted babies and babies who were killed at birth or left to die.

Disguised as performance enhancing drugs, the pills have been smuggled in by ethnic Koreans living in northern China, according to multiple sources, including a documentary that ran last year on one of South Korea’s major broadcasters, SBS. The documentary “accus[ed] Chinese pharmaceutical companies of collaborating with abortion clinics to make pills allegedly made of human fetuses and the remains of dead infants,” the Associated Press reported.

According to the state-owned China Daily, “China’s Ministry of Health launched an investigation into the drugs’ origins last August,” the Wall Street Journal reports. However “Representatives from the Ministry of Health did not immediately respond to requests for comment.”

According to a statement from Korean Customs, they have discovered 35 smuggling attempts since last August, confiscating nearly 17,500 of the human flesh capsules. The source of the pills, Chinese media report, is northeastern China, especially Jilin province which abuts North Korea.

In addition to the revulsion at what is happening to babies, born and unborn, the health dangers posed to consumers are huge.

The Daily Mail newspaper brought the shocking revelations to a full boil yesterday. Richard Shears and Rob Cooper wrote

“The grim trade is being run from China where corrupt medical staff are said to be tipping off medical companies when babies are aborted or delivered still-born.

 “The tiny corpses are then bought, stored in household refrigerators in homes of those involved in the trade before they are removed and taken to clinics where they are placed in medical drying microwaves.

“Once the skin is tinder dry, it is pummeled into powder and then processed into capsules along with herbs to disguise the true ingredients from health investigators and customs officers.”

Further in the story, Shears and Cooper write

“Hospitals and abortion clinics in China reportedly pass the remains onto drugs companies when a baby is stillborn or aborted, the South Korean SBS documentary team reported last year. …

“There have been disturbing reports that some babies were those who had perished in China’s 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.”

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