South Korea court says abortion ban is unconstitutional

South Korea court says abortion ban is unconstitutional

In a ruling on Thursday South Korea’s Constitutional Court overturned a ban on abortion that has stood for more than 65 years. The court said the outright ban on abortion, as well as a law that made doctors who conduct abortions with the woman’s consent liable to criminal charges, were both unconstitutional.

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Dominique
Dominique 8 months

"Current exceptions to the law only allow abortions when a woman is pregnant through rape or incest, or when a pregnancy seriously jeopardizes her health, or when she or her male partner has certain diseases." If that is infact the case there is no abortion ban. Abortion is legal given certain situations (I find them to be reasonable, but that isn't the point), I can't exactly figure out how this is unconstitutional. May someone with more knowledge of the situation explain?

Prismarine
Prismarine 8 months

The right to life is unconstitutional? Weird constitution, but okay.

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 8 months

Women have a constitutional right to murder their unborn it seems!

Hannibal
Hannibal 8 months

When I was stationed there I remember thinking how weird it was how few children I saw. With birth control free and widely available and Western-style hook up culture taking hold they're doomed to follow Japan.

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 8 months

"An easing of the law could open up the door to more abortions for social and economic reasons." In a world where access to contraceptives is so widespread, reproductive education mandatory (in most developed countries) and hundreds (maybe thousands) of couples looking to adopt there's no social or economic reason good enough to murder a baby.

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