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125 Women Take “Abortion Pill” in Protest of Anti-Abortion Law

125 Women Take “Abortion Pill” in Protest of Anti-Abortion Law

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Women activists calling for the repeal of current anti-abortion laws took to the streets in black yesterday, putting on a performance in which they took illegal abortion pills. Female activist groups carried out the demonstration yesterday in front of the Bosingak Pavillion in Seoul’s Jongno district, asking that the [...]

Women’s Groups Rally Against Anti-Abortion Law

Women’s Groups Rally Against Anti-Abortion Law

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Ahead of a public trial at the Constitutional Court of Korea regarding South Korea’s abortion ban, civic groups advocating women’s rights have called for an abolition of the law as it infringes upon women’s rights to equality and happiness. Various women’s rights organizations came together to create an anti-abortion [...]

Majority of Koreans Support Abortion, If Necessary

Majority of Koreans Support Abortion, If Necessary

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – According to a recent survey by Gallup Korea, 74 percent of Korean adults (1,018 participants) were willing to allow abortion if necessary. Only 21 percent said the practice must be more strictly controlled, and 5 percent reserved their opinion.  The three-day survey study began on Tuesday, the same day [...]

Stronger Law against Abortion Sparks Debate

Stronger Law against Abortion Sparks Debate

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Last month, the health ministry announced revisions to a bill to eradicate unethical medical practices in Korea, revoking medical licenses for up to a year if doctors engage in illicit activities. The revision included eight medical practices, including ghost surgery and reusing needles, but sparked controversy when induced abortion [...]

“Sorok Island”: The Tragedy of Leper Colony Tragedy Revealed

“Sorok Island”: The Tragedy of Leper Colony Tragedy Revealed

SEOUL, August 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The SBS TV show ‘The True Thing That We Wanna Know’ revealed in an episode aired on July 30 the tragedy of the Sorok Island colony, where patients were abused by Japanese officials, as well as their own government. The SBS show presented significant evidence of the government’s abuse of power, [...]