October 1, 2022

Chinese abortion story: urban myth or gruesome scandal?

China’s Health Ministry is taking the gruesome story of aborted babies ground into powder and used as aphrodisiacs seriously enough to launch an official investigation. SBS, one of the three major national television networks in South Korea, broadcast a documentary earlier this month about capsules from China containing dead baby flesh.

China’s Health Ministry is taking the gruesome story of aborted babies ground into powder and used as aphrodisiacs seriously enough to launch an official investigation. SBS, one of the three major national television networks in South Korea, broadcast a documentary earlier this month about capsules from China containing dead baby flesh.

According to SBS, the powder was made from aborted or stillborn babies whose bodies were dried in a medical microwave and then pulverised.

Deng Haihua, a ministry spokesman of the ministry, said that the provincial agency in Jilin will  look into the case. However, he insisted that China has strict regulations for the disposal of infant and foetal remains. “Any practice that handles the remains as medical waste is strictly prohibited,” Deng said.

SBS claimed that its journalists had travelled to China, found the hospital that sold the materials, and videoed of the manufacturing process. It reported that the powder is shipped mainly to South Korea.

A professor at the Third Hospital of Jilin University said he had never heard of this practice. “It’s hard to comment, because it looks like a rumour,” said the professor, surnamed Zhang. Three traditional Chinese medicine experts and obstetrics doctors in Beijing and Shanghai contacted by China Daily said they have never heard of such cases and it seemed senseless. ~ China Daily, Aug 10

Michael Cook
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