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Dead Baby Pills in Chinese Market

Dead Baby Pills Korean documentaryPeople pop pep pills all the time. In the United States, pep pills contain caffeine. But in China, there is a little bit more. According to a documentary filmed by South Korea’s New Daily, Chinese hospitals contract with pharmaceutical companies and sell aborted and stillborn fetuses.

The corpses are dried, ground into a fine powder and placed in capsules. These capsules are marketed as stamina enhancing pills in China and several shipments have made their way to South Korea.

According to an article in International Business Times out of San Francisco, the South Korean news crew obtained several of these capsules. Hair, fingernails and bits of bone were visible in the powder. DNA testing showed that the powder was 99.7 % human.

In the Korean documentary, which aired August 6, 2010, Chinese workers admitted to storing and transporting the fetuses. One woman openly bragged about her position between the hospital and the pharmaceutical company. She opened her refrigerator and showed the film crew the fetal human remains inside.

In addition to the fetal market, freeze-dried placenta tablets are also a booming trade in China. Hospitals commonly sell pieces of placenta, which are dried, and ground into a powder for consumption.

Pretty sick, huh?

About the author: Shellie Braeuner is an award-winning children’s book author and parenting expert. Her most recent publication, The Great Dog Wash (a rhyming picture book about dogs), won the first Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories New Author contest and was published by Simon and Schuster in 2009. Learn more about Shellie on her website.

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  • Jenina Marie September 3, 2011, 9:53 am

    Great post, very eye opening! It makes you really wonder what governments get away with

  • Lara N. September 2, 2011, 3:40 pm

    With all the tight government control over in China, you’d think stuff like this wouldn’t happen. Unless the Chinese government is in on it. Shocking and sad and very disappointing, that anywhere in the world, babies and small children are so dehumanized as to become commodities in such horrifying ways.

  • Rightthinker September 2, 2011, 1:46 pm

    How incredibly sick..yet, I’m not at all surprised. When human life is devalued to a “useless blob of cells” than what does the world at large care what happens to to the remains of any baby that isn’t born “perfect”?

    Thanks for shedding the light on more of the world’s moral depravity.

    God Bless

  • Praises of a Wife and Mommy August 24, 2011, 8:56 pm

    My heart broke as I read this. I think it is so extremely sad…:( Can we consider this cannibalism?

  • Clueless Mom (@parentingsmh) August 23, 2011, 8:19 pm

    This is possibly the most disturbing thing I’ve read in a long time. I can’t even fathom how someone thought this was a good idea.

  • NancyU August 23, 2011, 12:24 pm

    This is disgusting. I do not know how these people who participate in selling these pills can sleep at night. This should be outlawed.

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