Published On: Thu, Apr 11th, 2019

South Korean court extends support to ‘MY Body My Choice’ advocates

As per the present law, those undergo the medical process of abortion can be punished with severe imprisonment, if it is not done in the unfortunate cases of rape, incest or risk to their health. The law is very severe as the law allows the judicial system to punish even the doctors who illegally help to undergo this medical procedure.

The South Korean Constitutional Court has extended its sincere support to the ‘My Body My Choice’ movement, by directing the country to revoke the decades old law banning the right to undergo medical abortion.

The court has ordered that the country should abolish the law within the time frame of one year (that is, by 2020).

South Korea is one of the rare developed countries around the globe where the controversial medical process of abortion is still illegal.

Recently, when a survey was conducted in the country, asking whether the government should revoke the ban on abortion, around 58 per cent of the respondents reacted positively towards the question.

As per the present law, those undergo the medical process of abortion can be punished with severe imprisonment, if it is not done in the unfortunate cases of rape, incest or risk to their health. The law is very severe as the law allows the judicial system to punish even the doctors who illegally help to undergo this medical procedure.

Most ‘My Body Mt Right’ advocates have welcomed the historic order announced by the constitutional court.

This is the first that the legal system of the country has strongly intervened to answer a question of this seriousness.

Vignesh. S. G
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South Korean court extends support to ‘MY Body My Choice’ advocates