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‘Handmaid’s Story’ writer on reversal of Roe v. Wade: ‘I advised you so’

“The Handmaid’s Story” writer Margaret Atwood posted a brief however clear message on Instagram concerning the Supreme Courtroom’s latest choice to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Atwood posted an image of herself over the weekend holding a mug that reads, “I Advised You So,” with the caption, “Espresso in Nova Scotia with appropriately sloganed espresso cup…”

The most effective-selling novelist’s most well-known work — which facilities round a patriarchal, totalitarian society known as Gilead that has overthrown the U.S. authorities and topics ladies to forcible breeding by higher class households — has exploded in reputation lately as abortion restrictions throughout the nation have elevated. The e-book was additionally tailored right into a Hulu sequence in 2017.

Atwood additionally took to Twitter to additional make clear her remarks within the photograph caption. She tweeted that “when Handmaids Story got here out in 85, there was disbelief. I believed a religious-right takeover was attainable within the US, and was Loopy Margaret. Untimely, however sadly too shut. That doesn’t make me completely satisfied.”

The crimson robes and white bonnets that the ladies in Atwood’s novel are required to put on have grow to be iconic prior to now few years as folks have replicated the outfits and worn them to protests together with public demonstrations for abortion entry and to protests in opposition to Supreme Courtroom Justice Brett Kavanaugh‘s affirmation in 2018.

Atwood advised Individuals in 2017 that she by no means imagined the novel can be prophetic.

“There’s a precedent in actual life for every little thing within the e-book,” the writer mentioned. “I made a decision to not put something in that any individual someplace hadn’t already executed. However you write these books so that they gained’t come true.”

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