Catholic Culture Overview
Catholic Culture Overview
Catholic World News

China promises to stop harvesting organs from condemned prisoners

December 04, 2014

Vision Book Cover Prints

The Chinese government has announced that it will stop harvesting organs from the bodies of executed convicts, beginning next year.

The Beijing regime, which executes more than 2,000 people each year, had long denied harvesting organs from prisoners. After belatedly admitting the practice, the government said that the harvesting would end last year—a promise that went unfulfilled.

BBC reports that two-thirds of the human organs used for transplants in China come from condemned prisoners.

 


For all current news, visit our News home page.


 
Further information:
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.