Perhaps we should put this in perspective: The throwing away of newborn babies by new mothers is not something rare or unique to Japan, and it's not easy to discern the motive from what little information we have. Does this make it right or acceptable? Of course not. Can we pin the lack of population growth on the murder of newborns? Probably not. Should this case be held as evidence that Japanese society doesn't hold life as important? Of course not, and it should not be interpreted as such.
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