Friday, July 13, 2007

South Korea rules unborn baby is not human until labour

South Korea's Supreme Court ruled on July 9th that an unborn baby becomes a human the morning the mother goes into labour.

The ruling has raising an outcry from Catholics throughout the country, AsiaNews states. Fr. Lee Dong-ik, professor of medicine at the Catholic University of Korea and a member of the Bioethics Committee at the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea, called it an "extremely shocking and deplorable verdict." He said, "Every country has slightly different legal grounds on when to consider an unborn a human being, but no country has such a definitive ruling that an unborn baby is not a human being."

That's where you're wrong, padre.

Section 223 of Canada's Criminal Code states that an unborn child does not become human until he takes his first breath.

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