KOREA: Morning-after pill to be freely available

The Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) announced yesterday that morning-after pills will  become available without a prescription.  The new rules are expected to go into effect by the end of the year.

Earlier this week, the Cheongju diocesan Committee for Life held a protest in front of the KFDA headquarters. After the decision was announced, committee president Father John Lee Jun-yeon said they would cooperate with other religious and civic groups to prepare for hearings.

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