Only for 'naughty girls': Stigma lingers after South Korea abortion ban overturned
by Beh Lih Yi
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Apr 19, 2019
KUALA LUMPUR - South Korea is set to legalize abortion after a decadeslong ban was struck down, but women’s rights campaigners have warned those who undergo the procedure will still be “punished in the eyes of society.”
In a landmark verdict last week, a South Korean court ruled the ban — which dates from 1953 — unconstitutional and asked the government to legalize abortion by the end of 2020.