South Korean officials have seized nearly 17,500 capsules of drugs from Chinese manufacturers that contain the powdered remains of aborted babies.
The pills, believed by some parts of their culture to be a “tonic” for disease, actually contained what the Korea Customs Service said is a “super bacteria” that is dangerous to humans.
South Korea began a crackdown after a television documentary showed drug manufacturers in China working with abortion clinics to obtain aborted babies and dead infants. The bodies are then cut into small pieces, placed in stoves to be dried and then ground into a powder for use in pills.
The pills have also been labeled as “stamina boosters” similar to Viagra in the United States. Because the pills were not deemed to be for sale and in a “small amount” no one was punished for the attempted import of the pills.