Korean prelate: low birth rate is ‘national disaster’
Catholic World News - April 01, 2014
The president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea has told AsiaNews that South Korea’s low birthrate is a “national disaster.”
According to the CIA, the nation’s total fertility rate of 1.25 children born per woman ranks 220th out of 231 nations and territories.
The trend “has been caused by government policies over the years,” said Bishop Peter Kang U-il of Cheju. “And now, thanks to the artificial birth control that has been imposed for decades, we have ended up in a national disaster.”
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