Sophia Lee

Sophia is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in Los Angeles. Follow Sophia on Twitter @SophiaLeeHyun.

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'Aborting the future'

Roe v. Wade | Alarm about low birthrates brings official attention to abortion in South Korea
by Sophia Lee
Posted 1/11/13, 01:00 am

South Korea is mired in contradictions when it comes to abortion. Abortion there is illegal, and has been since 1953 for all cases except rape, incest, or severe genetic disorder—and last year South Korea’s highest court upheld the ban. But for six decades abortions have been common and cheap, costing only about $200.

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Multiple identities

Lifestyle | Asian-Americans foster faith on campus through both multi-ethnic and Asian-specific fellowships
by Angela Lu Fulton & Sophia Lee
Posted 11/02/12, 01:00 am

Three days before fall semester at the University of California–Los Angeles began, a student group fair gave campus organizations recruiting opportunities. Between booths representing Feminists on Campus and UCLA Republicans, representatives of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship—which is half Asian-American—passed out fliers about upcoming events. Meanwhile, Korea Campus Crusade for Christ (KCCC) members huddled in a group praying for God’s guidance in their evangelical mission. 

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Food and loathing

Health | Eating disorders wreck lives and families, but grace can heal the physical, mental, and spiritual wounds
by Sophia Lee
Posted 11/02/12, 01:00 am

Within the last decade, awareness of eating disorders has exploded, and pictures of women with spines jutting out like spikes and arms hanging like rails have become common. If Angelina Jolie shows up with veiny arms, tabloids speculate about her weight. The disease fills gossip columns, but the deeper stories remain misunderstood. I’ve gone into five of those stories. 

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