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North Korean Women Defectors are Being Brutally Forced to Undergo Abortions

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2017 Aug 25
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North Korea is known for its horrific human rights abuses, but yet another report of disregard for human life has emerged. reports that North Korea has been forcing pregnant women who return to the country to get abortions.

Captain Park Yong Chol is the head of the Ponchon Ministry of State Security in North Korea and he reportedly  is a cruel man with disregard for human life.

According to Daily NK, a South Korean News site, “a female defector referred to as Jeon in her mid 20s, had been living in China for several years. She was repatriated in the middle of May. Jeon was first investigated by the Ryanggang MSS and was then sent to the Pochon County MSS for further investigation. During the investigation, Captain Park, who was monitoring the inspection room, said to the interrogator, ‘How did she carry a Chinese baby all the way here?’ After realizing the implicit instruction, the interrogator repeatedly struck the woman’s belly until the fetus was aborted.”

There have been multiple reports of pregnant women being targeted upon repatriation into North Korea.

Another woman who escaped the country told the horrifying story of how she was sold into slavery and forced to undergo an abortion without anesthesia.

Join us in praying for these North Korean women who are facing these harrowing situations. Pray that they would find help, healing, and hope.


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Publication date: August 25, 2017