JAPAN – Punishment is not the answer: a powerful three-minute video calling for abortion on request

Unintended pregnancies often force women to make hard choices under pressure. Every year, in extreme cases, they even result in the deaths of unplanned children. Shirai Chiaki, a professor at Shizuoka University, a humanities and sciences university in central Japan, says it is time for Japanese society to build a new consensus that supports women through potentially life-changing decisions.

VIDEO: NHK World Japan, 8 June 2021 (3 minutes, in English)