On average, 600 abortions are performed in Japan every day. This rarely publicized situation is the subject of a new afternoon soap opera, “Tenshi no Dairinin” (“The Angels’ Proxies”; Fuji TV, Mon.-Fri., 1:30 p.m.).

A nonfiction writer named Yoshimura (Atsuko Takahata) is interviewing a woman named Fuyuko (Yoshie Ichige) for a book. Fuyuko belongs to an association of midwives who call themselves Tenshi no Dairinin. Their mission is to persuade women who are considering abortions not to undergo the procedure.

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