Many people disagree with the one-child policy because it infringes on the rights of couples and their choices to have children. Many western cultures such as the United States have activist groups, and charities that protest the law. Several American couples adopt Chinese orphans to give them a “better life”. In defense of the policy it has fulfilled its purpose and slowed the population growth of China. It is the responsibility of China’s government to ensure the future wellbeing of the country and prevent tragedies such as famine that would have been enviable with over population.
They have to go and force women to have an abortion or give up her own child if she decides to have another child. Mostly the government makes them pay a fine that’s beyond their budget. Most people might say the one child-policy actually helps china without being over populated so they won’t run out of resources, and won’t have to worry about being in poverty. Chinese people right now are all focused on trying to be out of poverty so when the government does not take charge on telling people how many kids they can have; everybody in chine would be in poverty and would be hard for th... ... middle of paper ... ...HE WASHINTON TIMES.
By some it’s seen as a successful tool for making certain that China will be able to continue to support its large population. Others believe the policy is inhumane and causes abuses and female infanticide. Is China going about this problem the right way? The slogan of the initial population control program is “Later, Longer, Fewer.” The one child policy is not officially a law. It’s more of a “way of life”.
And it’s quite safe to have (an abortion)”, if asked about the topic of abortions and China’s one-child policy. This shows how greatly the policy has affected Chinese and become a part of their daily life. While being controlled by a policy that limits couples to only one child, China faces new issues. Forced abortions, lack of workers, and gender imbalances are few of the many negative outcomes of China’s one-child policy, an attempt to reduce their growing population. Just as the quote has displayed, the policy has changed the reality of the Chinese and has created horrible results that may never be corrected (Scutti).
They aren’t able to do things others are such as go to school, have insurance, buy medicine, and so on (Branigan). China’s government indirectly forces the citizens to not have a second child, to avoid having an undocumented child or paying fines. The punishments of having the second child makes families scared to break the policy. Forced abortions are another reason families decided not to have a second child. Branigan states that, “forced abortions and sterilizations are illegal,” in the article “China’s One- child Policy’s Human Cost Fuels Calls for Reform” (Branigan).
Decreasing the number of babies being born impacts the traditional family structure. “On the township roads, there are slogans written on flamboyant red banners, telling peop... ... middle of paper ... ...heir work. This bonus is on going until their child turns fourteen. Another positive is if the parents are both only children they are privileged to a second child. Also the policy decreased the population by over a half which was the plan for the policy.
The one-child policy has prevailed effectively in slowing down the population growth, but it has caused great anguish among Chinese families. Matt Rosenberg explains how one of the problems facing China in recent years is overpopulation. The Chinese government needed to make a policy to cope with the growing numbers of Chinese citizens. China remains the only country in the world where it is illegal to have a brother or sister. China's one child policy became established by the Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in 1979 as a solution to stop the over population.
(11) In many ways this sounds like a fantastic idea to conserve resources as well as maintain jobs and provide for families, but due to the important role men play in Chinese society, girls are almost frowned upon because the men is the one to carry on the traditional name as well as taking care of the parents and grandparents when older. When a couple finds out they have conceived a daughter, many will decide to have an abortion. (13) By doing this it impacts fertility rates dropping China down to 1.6%. (2) This means the amount of women fall so population will end up over time all men. While you can see the positive of having a one child policy, there are also set backs to the program.
But this does not mean China can desert tiny babies and leave them to suffer without experiencing life. “’I felt like a soldier in a battlefield,” Jiang said, “You know there will be bullets ahead of you, but you can only proceed.” The government of China puts its problems dealing with population on the citizen’s shoulders by making sure the women don’t get pregnant more than once. If they do, there will be major consequences, especially if the women and or couple have a baby girl. They are frowned upon or worse, forced to abort the baby. If the baby is a little boy it’s perfectly fine, because girls have the power to make more children.
Laura Fitzpatrick published an article on Time where she stated that “Depending on where they live, couples can be fined thousands of dollars for having a supernumerary child without a permit” (Time.Fitzpatrick). The reason for this was so that it would help control social, economical and environmental issues. Another reason why people would oppose to this solution would be that, they do not want to see their family member get eliminated, even if it’s for the greater good. All ... ... middle of paper ... ...28. Web.