South Korea to review whether or not to abolish anti-abortion law
Nov 26, 2017
SEOUL (Reuters) - The South Korean president’s office said on Sunday that it will begin a review on the country’s 64-year-old law to ban abortion.
The announcement came after more than 230,000 South Koreans filed a petition calling for the abolishment of the law.
South Korea criminalized abortion in 1953 when its leaders wanted to boost the population and build an army powerful enough to fend off its rival North Korea.