South Korea is set to legalize abortion after a decadeslong ban was struck down, but women's rights campaigners have warned those who undergo the procedure will still be "punished in the eyes of society."

In a landmark verdict last week, a South Korean court ruled the ban — which dates from 1953 — unconstitutional and asked the government to legalize abortion by the end of 2020.

Under the ban, as it currently stands, women who have abortions can be jailed for up to a year and get a fine, while doctors who perform the procedure at the woman's request can face imprisonment of up to two years.