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:: Monday, August 04, 2003 ::

Korean SICLEs, related grief and rites for aborted Korean children...

*Approximately 50% of Korea's children are aborted.

*53% of married Korean women have lost a child in an abortion.

*85% of Korean women in pregnancy homes (Such as Ae Ran Won) place their children for adoption, usually internationally, because the social climate is so negative for adoptees in the country.

*Due to gender bias and sex selective abortion 50% of Korean boys between the ages of five and nine in 1990 will not be able to find wives in the conventionally acceptable age range.

*The UNFPA is alive and well and contributing to forced abortions in Korea.

Aga-ya, youngsohaedao!

My Dear Baby, Please Forgive Me! is a book on mizuko (Japanese funeral ceremony for aborted children). It was translated into Korean, and Korean women were understandably interested. "It brought to surface feelings of uneasiness and guilt they had experienced for years but could or would not identify and provided a justification for certain life problems."

Abortion is illegal in Korea but enforced as much as a Michigan law that says a woman can't cut her hair without her husband's permission. The end result is that abortion is highly accepted in Korea, but the SICLE cell transcends culture and language.

:: ashli 9:00 AM # ::

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