``Pregnancy and childrearing were once considered very personal. Who would have imagined that the authorities would be seeking to intervene?''' she said.
It seems paradoxical to read about countries like Japan and South Korea advocating having more children to deal with the declining birthrate, considering these countries are so crowded already. More creative solutions than making more people---and beyond grudgingly accepting more foreigners into self-proclaimed ethnically homogenous countries---are needed to deal with aging populations and the looming pension crisis, so I hope people more able than I and the Breeding Ministry are at work on it.