Sometime earlier this year, my mother, a native of Zhejiang province, was shocked to learn that China’s one-child policy was not the rule of law everywhere. “Are you saying not every country has a one-child policy?” she said.
I Was an Illegal Second Child in China
My mother risked her life to have me in an underground clinic. Now that Beijing has decided to loosen the one-child policy, it should deal with the consequences for families unluckier than mine.