Steven Mosher is an internationally recognised author, speaker, and president of the US-based Population Research Institute.
In 1979, he was the first American social scientist to be invited by the Chinese government into mainland China. During his time there, he observed the implications of China’s strict family planning regime, particularly the forced abortions in accordance with China’s “one-child policy,” which still exists today.
Steven spoke in Christchurch on the role and ethics of abortion in the population debate.
We asked Steven to speak on this topic because during conversations on campus we often have population control being tabled as a justification for abortion. Steven’s vast experience placed him well to reply to this question.
Steven also provided a look at his experiences in China after the Cultural Revolution and his travels to many countries since then.
Friday 20 April
7pm – Rocherster Hall
University of Canterbury