When is abortion legal in South Korea?

Thanks to Korean Unwed Mothers Support Network for posting this image from MBC on their site.

It says that according to the mothers and children’s health law Article 15 put into force July 8, 2009, abortion is allowed in South Korea within 24 weeks of pregnancy in the following cases:

  • Sexual assault, incest
  • Danger to mother’s health
  • Hereditary disease (including psychiatric disease, hemophilia, epilepsy, etc.)
  • Contagious disease (including AIDS and hepatitis)

All other abortions are illegal.


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