South Korea's Abortion Rights vs Declining Birth Rate

Beyond the Veil| South Korea’s Gynob’s anti-abortion tactics are unusual in South Korea, which has always considered abortion a private matter. Gynob is supported by Christian activists but maintains it has secular support as well. Of critical importance is the intersection of abortion rights with a declining birth rate in South Korea.

Fearing that a high fertility rate would impede economic progress, South Korea now worries that it has been too successful in curbing population growth.

In November, President Lee Myung-bak convened a government meeting to call for “bold” steps to increase the nation’s birthrate. via NYTimes