South Korea – Gov’t push with anti-abortion laws triggers opposition movement online

Posted : 2020-10-09
By Kim Se-jeong

The Korean government's current focus on abortion laws has triggered women here to launch an online movement under the hashtag #IHadAnAbortion.

"I had an abortion. Because it is a
crime in Korea, I never talked in public about how I dealt with my unwanted
pregnancy and what I had to endure after having the abortion. Now I will do so
without hesitation! #IHadAnAbortion" Lee Lang, an independent music singer-songwriter,
wrote on Twitter recently in Korean.