Abortion ban on Constitutional Court’s review in 6 years
By Choi Gwang-seok
Six years after upholding abortion ban, the Constitutional Court is reviewing whether or not abortion should be decriminalized.
In August 2012, the court’s four judges out of the eight-judge panel voted to keep the ban. The other four voted to overturn it. The panel failed to get six votes in favor of overturning it, which led to the conclusion that abortion would be illegal in Korea.