Monday, May 7, 2012

Would you take this pill?

Disturbing is not a strong enough word for this story. The Chinese have been mutilating, microwaving and grinding up dead babies, placing their remains in capsules, and marketing the pills as a miracle remedy. (I can't believe I just wrote that sentence -- I'm going to go lose my lunch now.)

Unfortunately, it is accurate. People, at least in South Korea where the smuggled pills were intercepted, are purchasing and ingesting the product.

In China, a country where the rights of people are taken for granted, should we expect their dignity to be understood, respected or protected? I guess the answer to that is an obvious NO.

And, talk about a bitter pill to swallow! The story reports that "the human flesh capsules contain super-bacteria and other harmful ingredients."

Who would willingly take such a pill?

It may not be made of ground up babies, but each and everyday, American women ingest contraceptive pills that are as detrimental to their health, but are sold to them with the promise of extraordinary sexual freedom and other benefits. As a matter of fact, a scientific study conducted in 2009 at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center reported this:
Dolle's team showed that women who start OCs before age 18 multiply their risk of TNBC by 3.7 times and recent users of OCs within the last one to five years multiply their risk by 4.2 times. TNBC is an aggressive form of breast cancer associated with high mortality.
I suppose people are foolish enough to take just about anything if they buy into false promises; whether it be the illusion of freedom or miracle cures. Any way you look at it,  there is more harm done than good to both body and soul.

***UPDATE: FoxNews reports that the pills were used for "Viagara-style performance enhancers"; making for a more obvious comparison.*** H/T Roberta Steigerwald Eicher

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