HOSPITALS AND ABORTION clinics in China, together with pharmaceutical companies, have been engaged in a dark and grisly trade, according to a major South Korean broadcaster: turning dead babies into powdered medicine.
In an report aired on Aug. 6, the Seoul Broadcasting Station (SBS) say they uncovered the process by which the bodies of dead infants are turned into capsuled “stamina enhancers” for humans.
When a baby dies—usually in still birth or by an abortion—Chinese hospitals and abortion clinics immediately notify pharmaceutical companies, the report claims. The companies purchase the baby corpses and “store them in some family’s refrigerator to avoid suspicion,” according to the International Business Times, who reported on the investigation.
The bodies are put inside “medical drying microwaves” and then ground into powder, the report claims. The powder is put inside capsules and sold as “stamina enhancer,” according to International Business Times, or “aphrodisiacs,” according to SBS.
According to the article, the Korean investigative team obtained several of the capsules and ran DNA tests, finding that the contents were 99.7 percent human. They were also able to distinguish the sex of the dead baby, their report said.
SBS said that a business has been established between China and South Korea, trading in the dead baby capsules.
The story has been recirculated widely in the Korean media.
An Epoch Times reporter calling SBS on Saturday afternoon EDT was unable to be connected with the producers of the documentary report, or find out further information about it. The documentary was broadcast on the evening of Aug. 6, according to SBS's schedule.
Currently the story is on the front page of the SBS website; the company is South Korea’s largest privately-owned national television network.
(Photo: A screengrab from the South Korean documentary, provided by International Business Times, showing the supposed "dead baby powder" and a capsule. Credit: SBS)