One child policy. In an effort to fix its overpopulation issues, China enacted an extreme child-planning policy that lasted 35 years. Feng Wang, Ph.D. School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine, [said]: “Women were forced to undergo abortions, sterilization and when families tried to resist the policy, their houses were torn down. … I think one of the main lessons learned is the danger for the government to go so far into people’s bedrooms.”

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