The official Taiwanese representative in Portugal has angrily denied allegations made in an anti-abortion pamphlet regarding culinary practices in his country.
The anti-abortion group, SOS Vida, had distributed leaflets in some of Portugal’s schools alleging barbaric practices involving foetuses in Taiwan. But the Economic and Cultural centre in Taipei, via its diplomatic representative in Portugal, said the leaflet’s principal allegation, that it was possible to buy aborted babies in order to cook them on barbecues, was “totally groundless”.
The text of the leaflet, which caused an angry series of exchanges between pro-choice and pro-life groups, was accompanied by the image of an oriental man sitting at a table and allegedly eating a foetus. “This image has been used in an incorrect way by the association for the anti-abortion campaign,” said the representative.