A woman in South Korea is facing a dilemma that’s hard to imagine: How to get an abortion without getting pregnant.
The case of a young woman who became pregnant in March and was forced to abort her fetus because she was unable to bear a child.
Her mother is still awaiting her court hearing.
A local newspaper reported that the 22-year-old woman, surnamed Kim, was given a choice to end her pregnancy or have an abortion.
Kim said she would have to be careful to not cause harm to her unborn child.
“I will choose to terminate my pregnancy.
I want to live as long as possible,” Kim said.
Kim’s story is the latest in a long line of cases where women have been forced to terminate their pregnancies, often because they were too young to know when they would have the chance to give birth.
In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that it is legal to terminate pregnancies if a woman was in her 20s at the time of conception, but only if she had not yet had sex.
That decision led to the legalization of “doubles” — the term used to describe pregnancies that were terminated because the mother had not reached the age of consent.
That law was eventually overturned, however, because the state of South Korea had failed to provide evidence to back up its claim that the law was necessary to protect women’s health.
In other cases, women have ended pregnancies for economic reasons.
In 2013, a woman in her 30s had to have an emergency C-section because she could not afford the $5,000 procedure.
A similar story played out in 2011 when a woman had to terminate her pregnancy after her boyfriend had her killed by a group of men.
Even though the Supreme Courts ruling in 2012 allowed the legal use of the term “doula,” a term for abortions that can include termination, the practice has not been widespread in South Korean society, said Lee Sang-hoon, a professor at Seoul National University.
Instead, the majority of pregnancies in South Koreans are performed by clinics and medical professionals, he said.