China’s One Child Policy Is Brutally Enforced, Even As The Law Is RelaxedOctober 25, 2010 No Comments
Luo Yanquan and Xiao Aiying were expecting a second baby. While this news is normally a source of joy, the one child policy still enforced in China meant the accident had potentially severe consequences.
The couple discovered the pregnancy in the third month, and decided it was too late to have an abortion. However, when the government learned of the news in their eighth month, they had no such qualms about putting an end to the problem.
Xiao taken from her home and forcibly injected with something to kill the foetus. Now she waits, still enlarged with her once enlivened stomach, for the doctors to remove the dead body.
Her husband gave an interview to Al Jazeera:
The gross violation of human rights is not the only problem with China’s one child policy. The popularity of male children has lead to the deaths of many baby girls. Decades later that has translated into a dirth of grown women, a valued commodity for the bachelors in the country.
Most countries have more women than men, partly because women live longer. However, in China there are 107 men for every 100 women, a disparity which will only grow as the women born before the one child policy begin to die out.
One of the saddest parts of this tragedy is that China is in the process of slowly phasing out the one child policy. Urban parents are generally still only allowed one child, but rural parents can have two. An only child married to an only child is allowed two children, but many only opt for one. A declining fertility rates means that Shanghai might even begin offering incentives for parents to have two children.
China’s disgusting social experiment just goes to show that family is one unit the governments really have no control over. No country can control the rebelliousness of our hearts.