The Public Health Ministry of Thailand has seized large stores of illicit pharmaceuticals as part of an ongoing crackdown on illegal abortion clinics. Earlier in November, 2002 aborted babies were found stored at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok.
Legal abortion in Thailand is limited mainly to cases of rape or incest, fetal abnormality, or ‘danger to the mother’s life’.
The health ministry’s action against illegal abortion clinics uncovered large stocks of MTpill (mifepristone) cytolog (misopristil), antibiotics and drugs for impotence, at one of four illicit drug producers said to be located in Bangkok.
Article on the aftermath at the Buddhist temple (Wat Phai Ngern Chotanaram), containing much political double talk, is worth a read.