Mabiki means the "thinning" out process of children by abortion or killing them, like the thinning out of turnips and cabbages.
In the days of Tokugawa, the government often issued edicts against this malpractice. In the ninth year of Horeki the lord of Tosa, condemning such a practice, declared: "this is an act that is practiced by persons who dare to disregard the laws and teachings of heaven and who have no humanity."
Yet today your militarists are guilty of equal disregard of the laws of man and heaven when they continue to send men to their death in a hopeless war.
Already the people ofJapan are realizing this. thus 1708 soldiers and 13,000 civilians entered the American gates on Saipan.
When the war is over, they will still be of service to the nation. The dead will be of no use at all.
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