The Right to Have a Child
by fleming.Shamuel on September 25, 2013 - 11:49am
The Right to have a Child
In america, there is no restriction whatsoever concerning having child. If a family is willing to have more than 3 children, it is totally fine according to the law and the societal point of view ! It is totally acceptable to raise as many child as you want, and we should be grateful because it certain countries, it is not as easy. In China, since the population as risen way to fast in the past centuries, the government created a law, three and a half decades ago, restricting families to one child !
Of course, this law is not anonymous ! People aren’t very happy with the fact that their liberty concerning procreation is violated. In the first place, if we go back centuries ago, our main goal was to procreate, enlarging our population ! Although, it seems that in certain countries, the population is to huge ! I honestly get the fact that China is a overpopulated country but restricting the amount of child you may have, to me, is like sending you to prison. However, there is a sign of a change ! It seems like the government is mulling changes to this highly unpopular restriction.
Basically, they are working on easing the “one-child” policy to 2 children or even abolishing it ! Politically speaking, the government is changing a lot lately in China so It might just be a way to gain more popularity towards China’s population; we will never know.
I think that having this rule is rather stupid because the human race has been procreating since the beginning of evolution. I know for a fact that the planet earth is over-populated but is it ethically correct to oppose a family to have kids ? I don’t think so. I think that ,even though we are way to much on earth, we should start colonizing more land and use what we have with better efficiency. What I mean is that having 3 cars and a yard the size of a school in America is completely stupid when you know that in Beijing, they barely have places for everyone to sleep safely at night !
Links to sources: http://www.cnbc.com/id/100938297