Now this is something that I can sink my teeth into! The Church of Euthanasia
is part of the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement. Note the word "Voluntary" because it's very important in this context.
"The Four Pillars:
suicide · abortion
cannibalism · sodomy"
Sometimes you can combine some of them, like in this article (which is an attempt at absurdism at its finest....wait, the site and this particularly Olyblog entry are that....the article
is real...this is my disclaimer):
Attention Euthanasists! I have some URGENT NEWS, thanks to our friend Karin
Spaink , who intercepted the following article in one of her
The Electronic Telegraph 13 April 1995 WORLD NEWS
Chinese trade in human fetuses for consumption is uncovered
By Yojana Sharma in Hong Kong and Graham Hutchings in Beijing
ABORTED human fetuses intended for human consumption are being sold for as
little as =A31 in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, according to reports in Hong
The Eastern Express newspaper said journalists from its sister publication,
Eastweek, had gone to Shenzhen, across the border from Hong Kong, to see if
fetuses were being sold. Shenzhen hospitals carried out 7,000 terminations last
year, including a number on Hong Kong women seeking cheap abortions.
At the state-run Shenzhen Health Centre for Women and Children, a female
doctor was asked for a fetus. The next day, she handed the reporter a
"fist-sized glass bottle stuffed with thumb-sized fetuses".
The doctor was quoted as saying: "There are 10 fetuses here, all aborted
this morning. You can take them. We are a state hospital and don't charge.
Normally we doctors take them home to eat - all free. Since you don't look
well, you can take them."
At private clinics, aborted fetuses could be obtained for between =A31 and
=A31.75, the newspaper said. There was no evidence, however, that fetuses were
being sold in large quantities to middlemen for sale in Hong Kong.
Zou Qin, a doctor working at the Luo Hu Clinic in Shenzhen, said the
fetuses were "nutritious" and claimed to have eaten 100 herself in the past six
She said the "best" were first-born males from young women. "We don't carry
out abortions just to eat the fetuses," she said, but added that the fetuses
would be "wasted if not eaten". The newspaper said the fetuses were eaten as a
soup, together with pork and ginger.
A woman doctor, referred to only as Wang, from the Sin Hua Clinic,
Shenzhen, was quoted as saying the fetuses were "even better than placentae" in
nutritional value. "They can make your skin smoother, your body stronger and
are good for kidneys," she said.
Dr Warren Lee, president of the Hong Kong Nutrition Association, said:
"Eating fetuses is a traditional Chinese medicine deeply founded in folklore."
However, he considered the alleged properties of fetuses little more than
old-wives' tales. Others said the practice was abhorrent.
Dr. Cao Shilin, of the Hospital of Chinese medicine in Shenzhen, said
aborted embryos were taken to factories where they were used in the production
of medicines. She did not know if any were sold to private individuals, but
said there was little medical value in embryos older than eight weeks when, in
Chinese terms, they were classified as fetuses.
She had not heard of fetuses being sold in Shenzhen, but warned that eating
them could be dangerous, given the strong medicines used in abortions.