The One Child Policy in China is well known around the world. The article that I have found shows how this system affects to the people and how well this system works out.
One Child Policy is the policy that changed the country totally different from the past. Because of this policy the abortion rate definitely increased compared to the past. Also “a percentage of these abortions were the direct result of pressure from family members, public campaigns and the actions of local authorities to abort second children.” not only the serious problem of increased rate of abortion, but also the problem of paying money in order to have second children is a serious problem. “In June last year a gruesome photo of a seven month pregnant woman and her aborted child lying by her side was widely circulated on Weibo. Feng Jianmei had failed to pay a 40,000 RMB fine for her second pregnancy and in response local authorities took her to a hospital to induce labor.” such of things happen in China, we could easily determined how Chinese people rather have boys than girls, since only men can continue their families (tradition). This tradition also caused huge gap between the populations of the two genders. The “gender disparity of 122boys to every 100 girls,” is the result of the One Child Policy.
By reading this article about the One Child Policy, I realized how this policy makes the women feel bad about their children. Since only one child is allowed for each family, the children do not have their siblings who can share and play together. Not only this but also the policy makes us to re-asking the questions of “Are fetuses entitled to legal protection? Is abortion justified in rape cases? What of a woman’s right to control her own body?” women are same as men, who have the right to make their own choice. Although China is the country that people are rather think of as collective than the individual, the women in China should have their right to make choice of having children.
Questions: what do you think of the One Child Policy? Do you agree of having this policy?
By Yooji Yang (yyy5121)