Addressing a meeting in the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, Lord Alton of Liverpool said “without (the) right to life…all other rights are worthless”.
During his speech, Lord Alton detailed crimes against humanity in North Korea, including the use of forced abortion as a punishment.
The Seoul meeting took place in the 10th anniversary year of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry into North Korea.
During his trip to South Korea, Lord Alton also warned that an abortion culture “creates the circumstances in which the previously unimaginable and unthinkable becomes commonplace and routine”. He said the failure to respect the right to life from “the womb to the tomb” has resulted in a culture that uses “care and kill… as interchangeables”.
In addition to his tireless work for the pro-life cause, Lord Alton is also known for his human rights work throughout the world, including the co-founding of Jubilee Action (now called Chance for Childhood), the children’s charity established to bring real and lasting change to the lives of children at risk worldwide.