Unformatted text preview: with the One-Child Policy. She describes the tragedy behind coerced abortion as a result of the policy, and that such instances are failures in the local government as opposed to a nationwide policy failure. Fong then elaborates on the reasons for these failures, and the numerous ethical issues surrounding the common tragedies of coerced abortions and government influence. All of these issues on abortion raise several difficult questions: Even broadly speaking, when is abortion ever justifiable? What can the government do on a nationwide level to help local cadres be more honorable and just in dealing with fertility and the One-Child Policy? What have been the key causes for the “suppressed public discourse”, and can be done to change this? Who are the key beneficiaries to coerced abortion? Are they really heartless?...
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- Winter '12
- Mao Zedong, People's Republic of China, Deng Xiaoping, One-child policy, Cao Anthony Cao