Learning from the Japanese. (cover story)

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  • Author(s): Chamberlain, Gary L.
  • Source:
    America. 9/17/1994, Vol. 171 Issue 7, p14-16. 3p. 2 Black and White Photographs.
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    • Abstract:
      Discusses Mizuko rituals in Japan, a set of Buddhist practices which help women deal with the anguish and sadness surrounding the deaths of fetuses and young children from miscarriage, stillbirth or abortion. Ambiguity of Japanese attitude towards abortion; History and description of the rituals; Roman Catholic Church's approach to abortion in Japan.