Chinese one child policy is compassionate, says pro-choicer

By Sarah Terzo

Sarah G. Epstein, a member of the advisory board of the Population Institute, a pro-abortion organization, wrote that:

“The Chinese system is both compassionate and fair. For example, if an oldest child is handicapped, the family can have a second child with all the privileges of an only child. If both parents are only children, the same thing. If the parents belong to minority groups (5 percent of the population), they can have more than one child, with all the benefits of an only child. … Let us work out a rational population policy for our own country and respect policies of other countries that are dealing humanely with the critical need to slow population growth”

Published letter to The New York Times entitled “China Has Humane and Fair Birth Policy.” September 15, 1988, page A34.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.