Liquid Life: Abortion and Buddhism in Japan

Liquid Life Abortion and Buddhism in Japan Why would a country strongly influenced by Buddhism s reverence for life allow legalized widely used abortion Equally puzzling to many Westerners is the Japanese practice of mizuko rites in which th

  • Title: Liquid Life: Abortion and Buddhism in Japan
  • Author: William R. La Fleur
  • ISBN: 9780691029658
  • Page: 155
  • Format: Paperback
  • Why would a country strongly influenced by Buddhism s reverence for life allow legalized, widely used abortion Equally puzzling to many Westerners is the Japanese practice of mizuko rites, in which the parents of aborted fetuses pray for the well being of these rejected lives In this provocative investigation, William LaFleur examines abortion as a window on the culturWhy would a country strongly influenced by Buddhism s reverence for life allow legalized, widely used abortion Equally puzzling to many Westerners is the Japanese practice of mizuko rites, in which the parents of aborted fetuses pray for the well being of these rejected lives In this provocative investigation, William LaFleur examines abortion as a window on the culture and ethics of Japan At the same time he contributes to the Western debate on abortion, exploring how the Japanese resolve their conflicting emotions privately and avoid the pro life pro choice politics that sharply divide Americans on the issue.

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    1. I was actually surprised at how much I liked this book. I found it very interesting, and it even changed my perspective on abortion.

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