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The Drop Box

by Sophia Lee
Posted 2/20/15, 01:00 am

At its heart, The Drop Box is not a documentary about an incredible pastor, Lee Jong-rak, who founded South Korea’s first box for abandoned newborn babies. It’s not about pro-life agendas, or the messy, controversial politics surrounding adoption, single mothers, and welfare. The Drop Box is really about one father’s unconditional love for his sons and daughters—for no greater reason than they are born his.

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Roe v. Wade | Baby boxes and safe-haven laws save thousands of babies worldwide, but they stir controversy in South Korea
by Sophia Lee
Posted 1/09/15, 01:00 am

Jusarang Community Church is a timeworn building burrowed deep within twisting alleys up a hilly working-class district in Seoul. If not for the pastel rainbows and meadows painted on its walls, the church would blend inconspicuously into the residential neighborhood. Over the last several years, however, the church has become famous—and infamous—as home to Korea’s first “Baby Box.” It’s where desperate women from all over the country come to drop off their newborn babies.

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Associated Press/Photo by Matt Dunham

Midday Roundup: A sea of red to remember WWI in London

by Leigh Jones
Posted 11/11/14, 12:13 pm

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