Friday, December 11, 2009

Unborn Children for Sale in South Korea

The illegal sale of children makes up more than half of all the cases of human trafficking around the world, according to recent estimates.

Traditionally it has involved the exploitation of children in poorer nations, but an Al Jazeera investigation has found that it is also happening in developed countries, such as South Korea.

For four months, Al Jazeera surfed community boards on popular Korean Internet sites, and found an underground trade where pregnant women can sell their unborn children.

Steve Chao reports.


  1. Anonymous10:32 PM

    Many governments seem to turn blinds eyes to the trafficking that is going on in their states or countries. It is a lucrative business that brings fortune to the very people that we put our trust in, how can this be? “According to the United Nations, human trafficking is now the third most lucrative criminal enterprise in the world…Annual profits are reckoned to be in the tens of billions of dollars.”

  2. Wow! I didn't realized you could buy children that weren't even born yet. It's a crazy world we live in.