If I had to name a country where the pro-life movement is all but dead, Japan would be one of them.
There are a few scant voices against abortion.
But it is not a political issue there.
There is not a lot of public stigma attached to abortion. If you get pregnant, and you don't want to be, you go to the abortion clinic, you get the abortion. End of story. It's that matter of fact.
Except that there are still plenty of women who suffer from their abortions.
Did you ever notice how feminists argue that pro-life stigmatization of abortion is at the root of post-abortion stress?
It's hard to make that case in Japan.
Feminists cannot confront the fact that abortion kills a human being and that's why women are depressed.
Because if they admit the truth, it will undermine their cause, and access to abortion is far more important than the emotional health of those who have undergone the procedure. They to be dragged kicking and screaming to admit any problem at all with abortion. It will take a while before they come to terms with reality.