South Korea’s ban on abortion has been ruled unconstitutional in a historic court decision.
The country’s constitutional court ordered that the law must be revised by the end of 2020.
Under the 1953 ban, women who have abortions can be fined and imprisoned, except in cases of rape, incest or risk to their health. Doctors who perform the procedure can also face jail.
South Korea is one of the few developed countries to criminalise abortion. Read more