By Dave Andrusko
Reading just the headline, the first thing any American reader would think when they first saw the story from the New Straits Times is the late abortionist Ulrich Klopfer who stashed way the remains of 2,411 unborn babies in the garage next to his home in Will County, Illinois, and in the trunk of a car he kept stored in Dolton, Illinois.
Only in this case from Vietnam, the four men were not ghoulishly hoarding fetal remains but trying to arrange a humane burial for aborted babies.
According to the New Straits Times’s Phan Anh “VIETNAMESE police have discovered more than 1,000 human foetuses in freezers at an apartment in the capital city” of Hanoi.
The Vn Express news portal reported:
Initial police investigations revealed that the four suspects often collected aborted foetuses from clinics and garbage dumpsters in the city and arranged proper funerals for them.
They have been doing such funerals in Hanoi’s Thanh Oai and Soc Son districts and in Nam Dinh Province.
However due to the great distance between these areas, the team had been storing the foetuses inside freezers before arranging the funeral.
Vietnam’s rate of abortions is among the highest in the world.
“Among the reasons for the high abortion rate, which is legal in Vietnam, are baby gender selection and the lack of sexual health education,” Phan Anh reported.
According to the story, there were no criminal charges, rather “environmental concerns about the way the foetuses were handled and stored.”