South Korea court strikes down abortion law in landmark ruling

Pro-abortion law protesters take part in a rally to support the abortion law in front of the constitutional court in Seoul, South Korea, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Thursday overturned a ban on abortion that has stood for more than 65 years, saying in a landmark ruling that current law unconstitutionally curbs women’s rights. In a statement, it said the ban, as well as a law making doctors liable to criminal charges for abortions done […]

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