China’s Horrifying Fetus Pills

“Nothing matters more to a child than a place to call home.” —Brenda Donald

In A Nutshell

Chinese pharmaceutical companies have begun a trade in “stamina booster” pills that are made from the ground-up remains of aborted human fetuses. South Korean customs agents have seized thousands of the pills as they stream across the border, a cannibal cure-all said to have many health benefits.

The Whole Bushel

Chinese traditional medicine often calls for bizarre, even horrifying ingredients, such as ground-up rhinoceros horn and bile milked from the gall bladders of Asian black bears. But in 2011, an infinitely more vile discovery was made by South Korean customs agents inspecting imported shipments from China—pills made from the ground remnants of human fetuses were being labeled as “stamina boosters.”

Aborted or stillborn babies are used for this horrifying practice. Their bodies are dried out in medical microwaves, then pulverized and turned into pills. These pills are described as a kind of snake oil “cure-all” designed for a wide range of ailments from rheumatoid arthritis to heart disease. There is no shortage of supply for this disgusting practice: Because of China’s strict one-child policy, some 13 million abortions are performed in the country each year, some of them forcibly administered by the government. There is also concern that the fetus pills come from China’s infamous “dying rooms”—orphanage facilities where unwanted babies (typically girls) are sent to essentially starve to death.

DNA tests on the pills, which have been confiscated in the thousands, reveal them to be 99.7 percent human tissue. Not surprisingly, the pills were also found to be teeming with bacteria. Acts of cannibalism carry with them serious health risks, including neurodegenerative prion diseases such as kuru (believed to be a variant of mad cow disease, suffered by the Fore people of Papua New Guinea). Prion diseases are caused by misfolded proteins that replicate and eventually destroy the nervous system.

South Korea has become vigilant in their crackdown on the pills, finding at least 17,500 of them in mail parcels and luggage. Thus far, it appears that the fetus pills can be traced to the northern Chinese cities of Yanji, Jilin, Qingdao, and Tianjin, which sit near the border with Korea and are busy hubs of import.

Show Me The Proof

South Korea Steps Up Fight Against Human Flesh Pills from China
Activists allege forced abortions, sterilizations in China
The dying rooms: Chinese orphanages adopt a ‘zero population growth policy’

  • Exiled Phoenix

    This is why you don’t trust the chinese…. These people are weird, better to nuke them!

    • shadlez

      Yes but the South Koreans are buying/importing, hence finding them in customs. Nuke them too while you’re at it, you racist bigot? Why don’t YOU die so that this already pathetic world can be rid of some of its hateful ignorance and bigotry.

      • Exiled Phoenix

        Yet you believe your hatred should remain in this pathetic world? I at least would never tell someone to end their life because I disagree with their position.

        • Jonathan Bund

          your position is to kill millions upon millions of innocent people, you’re a hypocritical dumbass! “I at least would never tell someone to end their life because I disagree with their position.” then you said “These people are weird, better to nuke them!” !!!!!!! you’re a total idiot! you just said we should nuke china because you disagree with their position of fetus pill and now you’re complaining about “never tell someone to end their life because I disagree with their position.”

          • Exiled Phoenix

            I should clarify, I wouldn’t tell an individual to kill themselves because I disagree with their position. China is a threat to the world and those commie bastards wouldn’t hesitate to march their armies or use their nukes if we didn’t have any. I fully support South Korea, Japan, Taiwan. While I should state, we don’t need to obliterate them all, just weaken their nation so it can not rise to make war before it is too late. I would rather the U.S.A use our entire thermonuclear arsenal and destroy the world than let those bastards control the world. Trust me, they are very shady characters and should not be allowed to advance their weaponry.

        • Jonathan Bund

          you fucking moron. lol.

          • Exiled Phoenix

            You are just angry.

      • phat

        So your saying it’s wrong to be a “bigot” to these people because it’s thier “culture” to grind up dead babies, and that we shouldn’t be “ignorant” and “bigoted” to these practises? Your off your f*cking rocker mate. Maybe you should think before you post this stupid lefty bullshit, about what those words really mean. Your basically endorsing these practises.Cultural Realavitism is fucking stupid, there are fundimental and universal ethics shared by all mankind.

    • sweatynumbthumb

      They already have been, before being ground and pulverized to be a smoother fit for the tablet-forming machine.

  • Dog

    The U.S uses penis foreskins in their beauty products.

    • ElBandito

      And to make skin grafts for burn victims. Oh no it’s exactly the same as human cannibalism.

      • EdouardM

        Forced abortions dried out in microwaves, pulverized into pills is slightly different than cannibalism.

        • Mom424

          It’s still fucking gross. I’m not even sure I believe it…like mouth hanging open incredulity.

          • EdouardM

            Very disgusting. I actually it find it worse than cannibalism, as most cannibalism that is done is by tribal people, it is their way of feeding themselves and probably not by eating a baby.

            This is for “stamina boosters”, a completely useless product. But the part that really disgusts me, is the fact that they start out with a baby and that they have absolutely no problem cooking it like a cup of noodles.

            As far as believing it, a lot of messed of stuff comes out of China. I’d actually be more surprised if China upheld Human Rights.

        • ElBandito

          True. Gotta wonder who voted for that method of making a quack ‘stamina’ pill.

          • EdouardM

            Some guy like him:

            m.youtube.com/watch?v=0US7JEfhsrA

  • ElBandito

    So let me guess, those corrupt Chinese pharmaceutical companies are gonna swear that they work and have always been used for ancient remedies.

    if it worked for the damn tiger penis ‘medicine’, they’ll probably try it this time.

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    • g.g.palin

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    • Chester

      That was a great movie theyl prolly remake it and ruin it like everything else.

      • Susan

        it’s PEOPLLLE!!!!

    • aussieshepherd

      great reference!

  • Ab357

    Just imagine what goes into the foods in the restaurants in China.

  • Pyncky

    So now the US doesn’t need to worry about the money we owe the Chinese. By the time they all get Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease they will forget we owe them and then they die. Too bad because Chinese women are cute.

    • Exiled Phoenix

      Japanese and Korean women are hotter!

  • The Ou7law

    How the hell do these people live with themselves this is beyond unhumanitarian this is disgusting

    • Angie Randolph

      My words exactly

  • Scott

    Well, let’s be honest here. It’s not that shocking when you consider how ridiculous most traditional Chinese medicine is. However, they probably do work simply because people expect them too. Even with our modern medicine, the benefits often come from the expectation that it will work.

  • Errkism

    China is still better than Canada.

    • Lass Curry

      hahahaaaa…

  • Ana Medina

    well, I guess it’s a good thing that those pills have bacteria in them, hopefully whoever takes them contracts some horrible disease and dies a horrible and painful death.

    • kylie

      Well said!!

    • Lass Curry

      Why if they dont have any idea about the pills??

  • JustPassingThrough

    I’m about ready to throw up, this is worse than the Gosnell case. Absolutely revolting.

  • Max Monastyrev

    The issue is these primitive beliefs that need to be stamped out, this isn’t the only issue in China – it’s part of a larger picture, where the Chinese social fabric and society is basically, in crisis, because of the inability by the Government to build these. It is basically a state always on the brink of disaster and failure; a nuke is not a bad idea, to act as a reset, or maybe a more pragmatic approach, in the end what happens in China, and Asia in general, will be an interesting one.

  • Hfxh

    Yay! Unjustified bullshit and sweeping racial generalizations! Christ I hate people.

  • Hillyard

    Korea and China, two of the most advanced nations in Asia, still believing these old superstitions. That is amazingly disenchanting.

  • Guest

    “…There is also concern that the fetus pills come from China’s infamous “dying rooms”—orphanage facilities where unwanted babies (typically girls) are sent to essentially starve to death…”

    Aborted fetuses is one think, but to deliberately starve a child is another. That one line made me sick, especially with my over active imagination. What I saw in my mind was a series of baby bassinets where babies are laid and where they cry and cry and cry until they just become too weak, go silent and then die.

    It makes me wonder, what is wrong with some people?

    • testyardallen

      strange.. I thought I registered when I posted this?

  • testyardallen

    “…There is also concern that the fetus pills come from China’s infamous “dying rooms”—orphanage facilities where unwanted babies (typically girls) are sent to essentially starve to death…”

    Aborted fetuses is one thing, but to deliberately starve a child is another. That one line made me sick, especially with my over active imagination. What I saw in my mind was a series of baby bassinets where babies are laid and where they cry and cry and cry until they just become too weak, go silent and then die.

    It makes me wonder, what is wrong with some people?

  • Dale Pearl

    Just makes you want to run out there and buy up all the Made in China products that you can.