South Korea’s highest court says protective abortion law must be changed

By Dave Andrusko On Thursday, by a vote of 7-2, South Korea’s highest court ruled that the National Assembly must revise the nation’s 66-year-old abortion law by the end of 2020 or the Constitutional Court will rule the 1953 law null and void. “The abortion ban limits women’s rights to pursue their own destinies, and …

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South Korean Abortion Law upheld by highest court

By Dave Andrusko On a tie vote, South Korea’s highest court has rejected a challenge to the nation’s 59-year-old law on abortion. Abortion is banned except in cases of rape, incest, or severe genetic disorders or before 24 weeks if the mother’s health is in danger. The vote by South Korea’s Constitutional Court was 4-4—four …

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