Termination of Pregnancy and Abortion in South Korea

Information on abortion laws in South Korea...

South Korea has very restrictive abortion laws and abortion is generally only permitted for one of the following reasons:

  • To save the life of the mother
  • If the pregnant women or her spouse suffer from a communicable disease, or a hereditary physical or mental disease (specified by Presidential Decree)
    If the pregnancy is the result of rape or an act of incest

Information and help in a pregnancy crisis in South Korea is available from the Women's Hope Centre.