Pro-life supporters react after hearing the court ruling as they take part in a rally to demand the abolition of the abortion law in front of the Constitutional Court in Seoul, South Korea, April 11, 2019. In line with a ruling from the Constitutional Court in 2019 that said a ban on abortions was illegal, the South Korean government in 2021 decided to decriminalize abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy. (CNS photo/Kim Hong-Ji, Reuters)

SEOUL  |  A South Korean Catholic bishop has criticized the country’s existing policy under which abortion is legal and called on the country’s lawmakers to engage in meaningful dialogue to ban the procedure after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a long-standing ruling that allowed for abortion.

Auxiliary Bishop Linus Lee Seong-hyoof Suwon, South Korea, insisted in an interview with the Catholic Peace and Broadcasting Corp. that the U.S. ruling is a clarion call for the nation to change its abortion policy, reported.

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