November 27, 2009

MAY AS WELL HAVE LET THE NORTH WIN:

Demographic Implosion Spurs Panicked South Korea to Enforce Abortion Ban (Peter J. Smith, November 25, 2009, LifeSiteNews.com)

The Republic of Korea has signaled its willingness to work to reverse a heavily pro-abortion culture through various measures, including beginning to enforce an abortion ban that has technically existed in the country for decades, in order to address the severe demographic implosion that threatens the country's economic stability, Korean sources report. [...]

"We have been a society that promoted abortion," Kwak Seung-jun, leader of the Presidential Council, told reporters. [...]

Official data from the Ministry of Health indicates that doctors perform 350,000 abortions per year, while they deliver on average just 450,000 babies, meaning 43.7 percent of pregnancies end in abortion.

However, the actual number of abortions may be at least five times the official estimate. According to the Korea Times, Rep. Chang Yoon-seok of the ruling Grand National Party said that a National Assembly inspection in October found that the number of illegal abortions in Korea exceeds 1.5 million a year or roughly 4,000 babies aborted per day.

If the National Assembly's estimate is correct, the nation of 48 million commits approximately the same number of abortions as the United States, which has 300 million residents. Presuming the numbers of births recorded by the Health Ministry remains the same, that would mean approximately three out of four pregnancies in South Korea end in abortion.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at November 27, 2009 6:15 AM
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