South Korea abortion ban ‘unconstitutional’


South Korea’s ban on abortion has been ruled unconstitutional in a historic court decision.

  • BBC

The country’s constitutional court ordered that the law must be revised by the end of 2020.

Under the 1953 ban, women who procured abortions could be fined and imprisoned, except in cases of rape or risk to their health.

South Korea is one of the few developed countries to criminalise abortion.

The abortion law was reviewed after a challenge from a female doctor who said the ban endangered women and limited their rights.

BBC Seoul Correspondent…

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