China's One-Child Policy Essay

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“Thousands of women are being dragged out of their homes, thrown into ‘family planning’ cells, strapped to tables, and forced to abort pregnancies, even up to the ninth month. Forced abortion and sterilization are China’s war on women” ("The Reality of China's" 1). This was said by Reggie Littlejohn, the president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers. Due to the rising population and the one-child policy, there are many human rights violations; however there are organizations, such as Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, which are helping to stop the problem.

Due to the one-child policy there are many serious human rights infractions. Since the policy has been in effect, there have been more than 400 million prevented births ("China:
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Her husband, Luo Yan Qua, was explaining what happened to her when he said, “There were many people surrounding my wife. They held her arms behind her back, pushed her head against the wall, kicked her stomach, and I don’t know if they were trying to give her a miscarriage.” The unborn baby was then given a lethal injection, and she was filmed waiting to deliver the dead child. The video can now be seen on the internet ("The Reality of China's" 1). These are all examples of violations of the human rights and are demoralizing to the women.
Government officials destroy a family’s house and property, heavily fine them, and detain family members if they disobey the policy. In some cases, bureaucrats use sledgehammers to put holes in a family’s house that are not paying fines for having too many children ("China's One-Child Policy"2). Officials also set fires and destroy and/or confiscate property ("Peasants Fight China's" 1).Some fines are as high as eight times the annual income for the family ("U.S. Groups Hit China's" 4). Another example is children that aren’t an only-child have higher tuition fees than an ("U.S. Groups Hit China's" 5). In some situations, people are detained because a member of their family is not obeying the policy. Individuals can also be obtained in order to obtain information about other family members ("U.S. Groups Hit China's" 4). These penalties are leaving families without homes and giving the families a bigger problem.
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