Kneeling down in her cramped kitchen, the pharmacist opens her fridge door and removes the freezer compartment drawer crammed with three packages wrapped in black bin liners.
As she carefully opens the brittle bundles, she boasts of her ability to use the contents to make a pill that can cure all known ills.
‘After taking two tablets a day you will feel the difference after just one week,’ she says.
Even though the parcels are frozen, they exude an unpleasant smell that quickly permeates her nondescript apartment in a small Northern Chinese town.
But pushing the plastic freezer box across the floor to her new-found customer, the woman, who works at a Chinese hospital, appears almost proud as she says: ‘Choose one. Please, choose one.’
Each of the bags contains a single aborted foetus; one of them is said to be of seven months’ gestation. The infants’ remains will be…
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