Volume 9 , Issue 5 , September 2021 , Pages: 181 - 186
On the Ethical Feasibility of "National Fertility" Strategy Under the Crisis of Fewer Children
Jingtao Jiang, Research Centre of Medical Humanities, Zunyi Medical University, Zunyi, China
Received: Sep. 9, 2021;       Accepted: Sep. 24, 2021;       Published: Sep. 29, 2021
DOI: 10.11648/j.hss.20210905.16        View        Downloads  
Background: The crisis of fewer children is a series of negative impacts brought by the decline of natural fertility rate. The trap of low fertility intention brought about by social development leads to the ineffectiveness of all measures to increase the willingness of young men and women to have children. The artificial fertility rate can be greatly increased by natural science technologies of sperm bank, egg bank, artificial insemination and artificial uterus in the production stage, as well as the management technologies of relevant institutions in the rearing stage. This kind of national fertility strategy is technically feasible, but ethically controversial. Objective: This paper tries to sort out the possible ethical criticism of the natural technology adopted by the national fertility strategy in the production stage and the management measures adopted in the rearing stage, and classifies them into several core categories. Then the specific ethical criticism clauses under the above core categories are analyzed one by one to see whether they are valid or can be avoided. Conclusion: Most of the ethical criticisms of the national fertility strategy are themselves untenable. Even if some ethical criticisms are valid, they can be avoided by restricting and regulating the application of natural technologies and management measures. At the same time, the national fertility strategy is of great significance to the survival of the nation, so it is worth advocating.
Crisis of Fewer Children, National Fertility Strategy, Technical Feasibility, Ethical Feasibility
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Jingtao Jiang, On the Ethical Feasibility of "National Fertility" Strategy Under the Crisis of Fewer Children, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 9, No. 5, 2021, pp. 181-186. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20210905.16
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