Ew ew ew ew ew. We know China’s had somewhat of a bad record with grinding up crazy things into pills before, but ABORTED FETUSES?! A South Korean TV station has reportedly aired a documentary showing that “man pills” – aphrodisiacs – from China had contents with turned out to be 99.7% human. The Ministry of Health here was so mortified that they’ve actually called for an investigation.
South Korea’s SBS TV aired a documentary on August 6 (a Google translation here). Says Geekosystem:
The television team also reportedly uncovered the process by which the dead baby pills are made. Supposedly, the medicine companies store the dead babies in a “normal family’s refrigerator,” so as to be undiscoverable, and when they are ready to use the dead baby, they put it into a medical drying microwave. Once dry, they grind the dead baby up and put the powder into a pill capsule.
GROSS! These pills are then packed up in Northern China and transfered over the border to South Korea. According to China Daily, however, the Ministry of Health is on the case and will be sussing out if the pills really exist.
Deng Haihua, spokesman of the ministry, said on Tuesday that the ministry has instructed its provincial agency in Jilin to look into the case.
Deng said China has strict management of disposal of infant and fetal remains as well as placentas.
“Any practice that handles the remains as medical waste is strictly prohibited,” Deng said.
According to the country’s regulations, medical institutions and their staff are prohibited from trading corpses.
And here we thought the worst thing that could happen to a bag of baby fetuses was that they’d somehow end up dumped by a river.
We believe this is a video of the documentary here – though we have yet to be able to find someone who speaks enough Korean to confirm it to us.