Under the new proposal, abortion would be banned after 14 weeks except in the case of a sex crime. Photo: Shutterstock Under the new proposal, abortion would be banned after 14 weeks except in the case of a sex crime. Photo: Shutterstock
Under the new proposal, abortion would be banned after 14 weeks except in the case of a sex crime. Photo: Shutterstock

South Korea proposes law allowing abortion until 14th week of pregnancy after landmark court ruling

  • South Korea criminalised abortion in 1953, but exceptions to the law were introduced in 1973, including when the pregnancy was caused by a sexual crime
  • However, the Constitutional Court overturned the ban in last year, saying it curbed women’s rights and ordering the government to come up with a new law

Topic |   South Korea
Under the new proposal, abortion would be banned after 14 weeks except in the case of a sex crime. Photo: Shutterstock Under the new proposal, abortion would be banned after 14 weeks except in the case of a sex crime. Photo: Shutterstock
Under the new proposal, abortion would be banned after 14 weeks except in the case of a sex crime. Photo: Shutterstock
READ FULL ARTICLE