South Korea Constitutional Court rules abortion law unconstitutional
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South Korea Constitutional Court rules abortion law unconstitutional

The South Korean Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that the law making abortion a crime is unconstitutional.

For now, the law still stands. But, if it is not amended by 2020, it “will become null and void.” The court called the current law “an unconstitutional restriction that violates a pregnant woman’s right to choose.” Currently, the law only allows abortion in cases of rape, incest or where the pregnancy is dangerous for the woman’s health.

The decision calls for lawmakers to amend the law in order to make the laws less restrictive.