Regulating babies?

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October 29, 2015, marks the day that China, after 35 years,has decided that every married couple should be allowed to have two children.

The New York Times states, “ Driven by fears that an aging population could jeopardize China’s economic ascent, the Communist Party leadership ended its decades-old “one child” policy on Thursday, announcing that all married couples would be allowed to have two children.” The Chinese government is scared of decreasing population because they have too many senior citizens and not enough children, so they are starting to allowing couples to have two kids instead of just one.

China is now allowing parents to have two children instead of just one, but many people argue that it is not enough. China’s researcher William Nee states, “ Couples that have two children could still be subjected to coercive and intrusive forms of contraception, and even forced abortions– which amounts to torture. The state has no business regulating how many children people have.”

Since the law was passed for only one child per couple, the population changed. “China has already begun to feel an unfolding crisis in terms of its population change,” states Wang Feng, a professor at Fudan University. China has started to become the home of the elderly. CNN State “The country could become home to the most elderly population on the planet in just 15 years, with more than 400 million people over the age of 60.”

While the government still controls how many citizens they are allowed to have, some couples are happy that they now can have another child. “ I want to have a second child in two years. But, of course, it’s not cheap raising children.” Sun Bing, 34, the owner of a small technology store in Beijing.

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