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National human rights commission says criminalizing abortions is unconstitutional

Arirang News
Arirang News
Korea's human rights commission says it's unconstitutional to criminalize abortions.
The National Human Rights Commission on Sunday submitted a report to the Constitutional Court,...
stating that punitive laws against women who terminate their pregnancies violates their right to self-determination.
The report comes ahead of the Court's decision next month on whether to scrap the 1953 law that criminalizes abortions.
Abortion is illegal in Korea, with a maximum fine of 2 million won or a year in prison for intentional miscarriages.
However, in recent years,... there have been growing calls to change the law, with seven out of ten women against the criminalization of abortions.