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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| Baby boxes and safe-haven laws save thousands of babies worldwide, but they stir controversy in South Korea
Sophia Lee | 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.
Chung Eun-yong, an ex-policeman who spent half a century urging the U.S. Army to acknowledge the Korean War refugee massacre at No Gun Ri, has died at 91, according to the No Gun Ri International Peace Foundation. His quest for justice for his two slain children led to the U.S. Army’s 2001 admission that the event was a “deeply regrettable accompaniment to a war.”