71-year old hakuo yanagisawa, the japanese health minister, said the following in a speech on health and welfare today:

The number of women aged between 15 and 50 is fixed. Because the number of birth-giving machines and devices is fixed, all we can ask for is for them to do their best per head, although it may not be so appropriate to call them machines.

i couldn’t agree more totally disagree with yanagisawa’s comments.