This Note argues that, in light of the veiws emphasized at the Cairo Conference, the population policies of China and the United States violate women's rights by denying women the opportunity to make voluntary choices regarding child-bearing and fertility regulation. Part I discusses the involvement of the United Nations with population policy-making and summarizes two U.N.-sponsored international population policy action plans. Part II presents the population policies of China and the United States, examines their rationales for implementation, and explains how the policies affect women's reproductive choices. Part III argues that the population policies of China and the United States violate women's right to informed choice and offers an alternate policy solution that provides for controlled population growth with full respect for women's right to informed choice.
L. M. Cirando,
Informed Choice and Population Policy: Do the Population Policies of China and the United States Respect and Ensure Women's Right to Informed Choice?,
19 Fordham Int'l L.J. 611
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