Yoojin Seo

On April 11th, 2019, the Constitutional Court of Korea ruled that banning abortion is unconstitutional. There were two laws regarding the South Korean abortion ban: criminal law article 269 and 270. Article 269 punished women who underwent an abortion, while article 270 punished doctors who terminated the pregnancies under illegal circumstances. The Constitutional Court of Korea ordered that both laws should be revised before 2021, or the laws would be discontinued without amendments. The Blue House and the National Assembly had over a year to draft an amendment and, hopefully, prepare for the implementation of abortion. …

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