Friday, July 1, 2011

2000+ Fetuses Found in Buddhist Temple

In 2010, Thailand police found over 2000+ fetuses in a Buddhist temple where bodies are generally kept for cremation. An investigation concluded that two temple workers and a third woman were culpable. The fetuses were secured in plastic shopping bags and paper. They were to be incinerated, but the furnace was not working. The smell alerted authorities.

A few years prior, authorities were alerted by the number of women from areas in which abortion was illegal who were turning to the Web to find clinics and costs. Abortion is illegal in Thailand, but illegal abortions are common.

© C Harris Lynn, 2011

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