Finally the ban has been lifted over the inability of South Koreans to perform abortion; abortion was criminalized in South Korea in 1953, with exceptions for rape, incest and genetic disability.

The ban has been lifted by Constitutional Court, seven (7) out of nine judges ruled that outlawing abortion was unconstitutional votes from six judges were needed to overturn the ban.

Previously, women who had abortions in South Korea could face up to a year in prison and be fined up to two million won ($1,780), while doctors who helped terminate pregnancy could be jailed for up to two years.

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