Is the one child policy immoral?
I think the short answer would be no. It has lots of problems, but those do not come as a direct result of the one child policy. Let’s get some facts straight first: the world population is spiraling out of control. In less than 3 decades we will not have enough resources to sustain the amount of human beings that live on the planet. Some form of population control is necessary for the world to survive, and it’s much better to institute something like the one child policy rather than have these people be born into the society and then die of hunger or disease or something horrible like that. So inherently, the one child policy is the right way to go. However, it needs huge amounts of reform. The biggest two problems facing China today are the lack of females in ratio to the males and the inhumane disposal of the female population, and the great thing is there is a way to do it while sustaining the one child policy: Education. The reason behind the need for males and the conviction that they are better is an ignorant notion coming from an ignorant society, and that’s not an insult. Ignorance and stupidity are two different things. Ignorance can only be solved by a good education, and that’s the solution, not abolishing the one child policy.