Former nurse took over after doctor closed down the clinic; repents ‘sins’
The horrific discovery of about 300 human foetuses in a Bangkok temple has led to a rundown building on Phetkasem Road where illegal abortions were performed for years and subsequently to the story of an abortion worker who ended up caring for eight kids, unwanted by their biological mothers, who survived the procedure.
An arrested undertaker implicated former nurse assistant Lanchakorn Janthamanas, 33, as the one who hired him at Bt200 per foetus to put them in the temple pending cremation.
Yesterday she revealed her side of the story.
“I started taking the job by myself in the middle of last year. Before that, I helped a female doctor in her 50s who did it for young women, including some famous actresses. Sometimes the babies survived the abortion, and I had to raise five children, the eldest one of which is now nine years old. After the clinic shut down, I took over the place, renting it at Bt10,000 a month,” Lanchakorn said.