One-Child Policy in China


So what are everyone’s thoughts on this action?  If you are ethnic Han living in urban China you are only allowed one child.  If you have more than one you will be fined an amount determined by the government.  It also seems that in some cases abortion is pressured and sterilization is forced.

The rule has been estimated to have reduced population growth in the country of 1.3 billion by as much as 300 million people over its first twenty years.

Check out the links and see the pros and cons of this policy.  I think this is an effective way of managing the population.  I don’t know if it is “right” to implement such a policy; however, is it “right” to allow everybody to have as many kids as they want, regardless of the consequences to the family involved and the environment.  But now I am playing with morals. 

It sure as hell isn’t right to force abortions; however, in order to make this policy effective abortions must be forced.  Really all I want to do is propmt a discussion on the population situation on Earth.  Is this something we need to address??  Are we able, physically or morally to address it??  Are humans really going to destroy the planet??


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