You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
In your opinion should government intervene in the rights of the individual with regard to family planning?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
The explosion of population is very stark problem around the world. However, when the issue is about family planning, it is generally related to all decisions of every couple concerning how many children to have in the family. Such things like birth planning, abortion are very personal aspect and that is why the government intervene in these areas is considered to be intrusive. However, I think the government should interfere with the rights of the individual in case of overpopulation.
Overpopulation lags behind in the progress of a nation. So in the instance, the government should have the right to control and plan families of the nation. In order to ensure the nation’s development and progress, the government needs to determine the number of children should have a couple so as to provide a population enough to serve the needs of the nation, and yet not large control that impedes the progress of the economy. Actually, overpopulation is one of the major culprits that cause poverty. And a nation can prosper to control its population. China is a very good example here. The government of the country introduced their birth control policy with one-child in a family policy introduction that took place in 1979. And no doubt, now China has evolved as the biggest economic power of the world.
However, come to think of it, government should not intervene in the family matters like abortion and birth right. Family affairs are absolutely private and couples themselves should have the rights to decide what family is suitable for them, poor and illiterate couple cannot decide it sensibly, although. The government, hence, can create awareness about negative impact of overpopulation.
To recapitulate, overpopulation puts curse on many countries. It is one of the reasons that cause pandemic poverty. In the cases, the government should have right to intervene in the family affairs, and where there is need to control population, it would be obvious violation of human rights.