Those of us who read this unsettling P.D. James novel were struck by the implications of its plot. In a world where no child has been born for thirty years, where the current human generation expects that after their deaths all knowledge, art, and achievement will be lostwell, population control looks like a cruel joke, and pregnancy is no longer a burden inflicted on women but a longed-for miracle.
I've been curious to see how the movie will handle this theme, which might be accused of giving aid and comfort to pro-lifers. Early in the trailer, we see the leading characters on a London street, and behind them there is a poster reading "Avoiding Fertility Tests Is Illegal." Ah, that's itthe evil government is trying to compel women to breed. That was a narrow escape.
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