Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew has already publicly acknowledged that the stop-at-two campaign during his time as Prime Minister was a mistake, considering the demographic winter that his country is now experiencing.
My two cents
I’m glad when humanistically-minded politicians can acknowledge their mistakes.
It’s not the role of the state to suggest, decide, encourage or discourage the size of our families. What makes politicians think they have a mandate, or any worth in saying so? I’ve never heard of a married couple, who when they talk about having another baby, say “we need to consult the politicians”.
Villegas, B. (2011). Positive dimensions of population growth. Available: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/317363/positive-dimensions-population-growth. Last accessed 15th May 2011.