Seventy Percent of Chinese Women Oppose One-Child Family Planning Policy
by Steven Ertelt
January 16, 2009
Beijing, China (LifeNews.com) — The government agency in China rarely admits when it violates the human rights of people who don’t stick to the one-child policy. An admission that most Chinese women oppose the population control rule is more far-fetched, but that is what a new survey it has released is showing.
The Family Planning Commission (NFPC) conducted a survey in 2006 showing 70 percent of the women questioned want to be allowed to have two or more children.
That’s no surprise considering the Asian nation has prohibited most residents from having more than one children and subjected to forced abortions, sterilizations, and other human rights abuses those who do.
The survey was conducted three years ago but NFPC officials only released it now.
Our research shows that 70.7 percent of women would like to have two or more babies, Jiang Fan, NFPC deputy minister, told AsiaNews. "Some mothers think only-children suffer from loneliness and can become spoiled.
The results fly in the face of family planning officials who have long insisted the one-child population control program enjoyed massive public support.
Though unpopular, Li Bin, minister responsible for the NFPC, said China will continue the family planning program.
China’s family planning policy underpins the country’s economy and demographics," Li said and added that the nation hopes to keep its total population under 1.36 billion people by the end of next year.
The pro-abortion policy has produced numerous socioeconomic problems ranging from a skewed male-female birth ratio and a strident worker shortage to a nation of bachelors unable to find wives and increasing sex trafficking and prostitution.
Earlier this week, news surfaced showing Chinese officials following through on their earlier promise to raise the fines for couples who violate the one-child population control policy.
Poorer residents who are subject to human rights abuses have long complained that rich Chinese couples can pay fines and avoid governmental harassment.
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