Roe v. Wade | Alarm about low birthrates brings official attention to abortion in South Korea
by Sophia Lee
Posted 1/11/13, 01:00 am
South Korea is mired in contradictions when it comes to abortion. Abortion there is illegal, and has been since 1953 for all cases except rape, incest, or severe genetic disorder—and last year South Korea’s highest court upheld the ban. But for six decades abortions have been common and cheap, costing only about $200.