The following excerpts are from LifeSiteNews.com:
- SEOUL, August 27, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The highest court in South Korea has issued a ruling recognizing the right to life of the unborn.
- The eight members of the Republic of Korea’s court of last appeal upheld a law allowing jail time for doctors and midwives who perform illegal abortions, on the grounds that they were tasked with preserving life.
- Since 1953, South Korea has made abortion illegal except in cases or rape, incest, severe maternal health risks, or profound birth defects. However, in practice, that ban has rarely been enforced in recent decades, and the country has an extremely high abortion rate.
- The court’s August 23 ruling acknowledged that, while pregnancy is a life-altering event for the mother, “the right to life is also acknowledged for the fetus.”
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