On June 16, 2018, Korean Catholics participated in a March for Life to show their opposition to the legalization of abortion in the country.
The Land of the Morning Calm is waiting on a decision from the Constitutional Court that will determine the constitutionality of the current prohibition of abortion on the peninsula.
The participants in the March for Life on June 16, 2018, recalled that they are strongly opposed to “the abrogation of the prohibition of abortion.”
Upon their arrival at the cathedral of Seoul, the participants in the March prayed, then listened to Cardinal André Yeom Soo-jung, archbishop of Seoul and Apostolic Administrator of Pyongyang, who spoke to the people of Korea, inviting them to “welcome and respect life”; abortion “is not the best choice, and is not even a matter of choice,” recalled the prelate.
The March for Life is a movement that began in the United States in the 1970s as a way of peacefully opposing the legalization of abortion and fighting to protect unborn life. Every year, several thousand South Koreans participate in this event with the support of the local clergy.