Abortion must be legalized by 2020 in South Korea after the country's Constitutional Court ruled April 11 that a 65-year-old ban on abortion there is unconstitutional.
The court ordered lawmakers to pass legislation by the end of 2020 legalizing the practice in the East Asian nation, BBC News reported April 11. The ban will remain until the new law is passed.
Meanwhile in the United States, Ohio became the sixth state to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, generally as early as six weeks' gestation, but such bans have not survived court challenges. Gov. Mike DeWine signed the bill into law April 11, approving the legislation after former two-term Gov. John Kasich twice vetoed such bills.
Kasich cited court challenges in his vetoes, most recently in January as his term ended, rejecting a measure lawmakers approved in December 2018. Fetal heartbeat bans have been blocked by ...