China’s one child policy probably could be a great solution to control the population explosion, but the recent incident; which was termed as not so-common incident is really a demeaning act by the Chinese officials. A woman from Xiamen city, south-eastern China, who at eight months pregnant was dragged from her home by family planning officials, beaten up, detained for three days. All this was done for a forced abortion. This, it is claimed, was because she already had a nine-year-old daughter and was violating the rules of the one-child policy.
Abiding by the rules and sticking to the norms is important for the smooth administration of the country, but an act like this violates the basic human rights. It is reported that the lady had been badly bruised and all possible efforts were made to abort the child.
The one-child policy leads to an estimated 13 million abortions every year, with many of those ordered by local authorities. Infanticide is also widespread in many rural areas. Those who violate the one child law can be fined up to £25,000.