66-year South Korean ban on abortion ruled unconstitutional

Vol. 83/No. 17 - April 29, 2019
Rally in Seoul April 11 celebrates South Korea’s high court ruling that country’s ban on abortion is unconstitutional. Signs say, “Abortion law should be abolished” and “is unconstitutional.”

Cheers erupted from hundreds of demonstrators chanting “New world! Right now!” outside South Korea’s Constitutional Court in Seoul April 11 when the justices ruled 7-2 that a 66-year-old law banning abortion was unconstitutional. The court majority said the anti-abortion law…