Women’s reproductive capacity faces several threats. The reference within feminist movements to The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood) points to the real risk that, with declining fertility and the reconsideration of abortion in the United States, a religious, authoritarian and violent regime could be established. But progress in the artificialization of human reproduction is also a means of exploiting women, more insidious, and unconnected with religion and tradition. Feminist thinking must therefore reflect more critically on what science and technology do to women’s bodies.
- Margaret Atwood
- Aldous Huxley