Self-styled Buddhist priest On Lok-sang is a man who promises to provide an unusual - and controversial - service. For $3,000 he says he can clear the conscience of women who have had abortions or miscarriages. About three months ago, Mr On - which is not his real name - began advertising the bizarre service on the internet. On his website Mr On asks parents to rescue their unborn children from darkness and pain. Depending on the client's needs - which can be chosen from a checklist - prayers can be tailored to achieve specific goals. In addition to releasing the baby from sin and sorrow, parents can even ask God to feed their child. 'I usually suggest that mothers take the $300 option where I teach them how to pray. Once they learn the process they can go home and pray for five to 15 minutes a day for the next 49 days,' said Mr On. 'The other choice is for me to 'adopt' the baby and pray for it at my house. Since it takes a lot of spiritual power to perform seven 90-minute sessions I charge $3,000. Once the money is deposited into the designated account I will give my client a password into their own personal page on the website.' Mr On said the religious orientation of the parents did not matter because prayers could be sent to Jesus and the Virgin Mary just as easily. 'It doesn't really matter because after the process you will feel better. Some babies' spirits get trapped in abortion clinics but many remain attached to their mother. 'Sometimes they even purposely prevent their mothers from getting pregnant again because they are angry,' he said. 'It is necessary to free the spirit. Think of it as a souvenir for yourself. If not, think of it as an apology to the baby.' Before becoming a Buddhist priest, Mr On claims to have been a journalist, written and published books, worked as the editor of a local magazine and owned his own business. 'I have been a Buddhist for more than 30 years. At one point I even headed a temple but I gave it all up to practise on my own.' Mr On did not wish to reveal how many clients he has had but he said that most mothers who inquired usually ended up employing his services. He said that although money and fame were not the ultimate driving forces behind the website service, business was doing well enough that he only has to work when he feels like it. 'I'm almost 50 years old so I should be able to live a semi-retired life. This website is my full-time job. It takes a lot of time to get into the proper spiritual mindset to perform a service. Things like taking a shower and relaxing could take hours [before I can work],' he said. Mr On does not guarantee that 'guilty' parents will feel better physically, emotionally or mentally after the ordeal. 'If the mother doesn't feel any better after a prolonged period of time I usually tell her to stop praying. I cannot answer all the questions and I won't pretend I know the answers,' he said.