I gotta say, this appeals to me. In an effort to fight demographic collapse, South Korea is encouraging people to go home and make babies. (Slightly reminiscent of a Catholic diocese that bought ads on public transit for Valentine’s Day that encouraged spouses to take advantage of their, ahem, marital rights.)
Add to that the South Korean Catholic Church’s new initiative that will give free delivery services to unwed mothers at Catholic hospitals, along with housing and financial support and it looks like you’ve got a nation, and especially a local Church, getting serious about its abortion problem.
Brett Salkeld is a doctoral student in theology at Regis College in Toronto. He is a father of two (so far) and husband of one.