Sunhye Kim

Sunhye Kim is an Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at Ewha Womans University, and a co-founder of SHARE (Center for Sexual Rights And Reproductive Justice) in South Korea. Her research and teaching focus on the politics of human (re)production, technology and gender, family and labor, cross-border medical tourism, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and qualitative methods. She is also interested in Korean women’s movements and transnational feminism. She has published several journal articles and book chapters in English and Korean related to population policy, biomedical technology, and the reproductive justice movement. This post is a part of the article S Kim, N Young and Y Lee, ‘The role of reproductive justice movements in challenging South Korea’s abortion ban’ (2019) 21(2) Health and human rights 97.

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“If Abortion Is a Crime, the State Is the Criminal”: The Role of Reproductive Justice Movements in Challenging South Korea’s Abortion Ban

“If Abortion Is a Crime, the State Is the Criminal”: The Role of Reproductive Justice Movements in Challenging South Korea’s Abortion Ban

Abortion was completely decriminalised in South Korea on January 1, 2021 following the Constitutional Court decision that the criminal codes on abortion were unconstitutional. This historic decision was closely related to the advocacy ...