Chinas One-Child Policy
Geography period 7
China’s One-Child Policy
In China, there are more than 1.3 billion people living, working and building families. In 1978, the government created China’s one-child policy. China’s one-child policy was established by Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in 1979 to limit China's population growth. The policy lets couples have only one child. If they have another child the mother is pressured to abort the pregnancy. The one-child policy has brought many disasters to china since the one-child policy was established.
First are the problems of the female abortions and the killing of infants. “As a result, abortions of females have become commonplace, as well as the killing of babies born post-partum.” China’s women must have an abortion, even if they want to keep the baby, because of the policy. “To address the problem, some districts implement a policy where, if the first born was a girl the couple could have another child. But that was no guarantee the second child wouldn’t also be a girl–creating another scenario in which an abortion might be seen as necessary.” In some places they would allow you to have another child if the first child was a girl. But they won’t assure you that your next child would be a boy and might even have an abortion. “Over the course of several decades, this has resulted in millions upon millions of abortions-many of which have been investigated by women, either by the mother, or sometimes the mother-in-law.” Over the past few years there have been many abortions. The mother or the mother-in-law convince or sometimes force the women to get an abortion.
“In 2005 alone there were more than 1.1million excess birth of boys-and this despite the fact that sex selective abortions are illegal in China.” In china there are more boys conceived than girls. There are more boys than girls, 150 boys and 121 girls. Because there are more boys than girls the parents save up...
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