Monday, November 23, 2009

Korean Campaign to Reduce the Number of Abortions

Kind of interesting:

A group of more than 700 obstetricians sent promotional posters to 3,400 physicians nationwide Friday to urge them to participate in abolishing illegal procedures.

The group held a rally Sunday in front of Seoul Station and said it would reveal the names of clinics participating in their campaign online at

The Korean Gynecological Physicians' Association (GYNOB) claimed that all abortions should be banned except in cases where the woman is in danger of dying if she were to give birth.

"The moment the fetus is conceived, it has life. Its life should be respected like any other human beings in all circumstances," Anna Choi, the spokeswoman for the group and chief director of Ion Clinic, said. GYNOB previously said it would report clinics that conduct abortions to the government from next year.