As one commentator stated after the article:
"What use is this initiative, if they are all on contraception or visit an aboriton clinic afterwards?? Governments are failing to acknowledge the real cause of the frighteningly low birthrate. So are the people.
Everyone wants to have their cake and eat it. A country can’t have both abortion and contraception and a healthy birthrate. Why, oh why doesn’t the Catholic Church have a word in the ear of the Prime Minister? It could benefit both the Church in Japan and secure Japan’s future. I think it’s time the Church had a new politicaly savvy Cardinal Richelieu!! "