The ‘Violin Analogy’ in ‘The Handmaids Tale’: Autonomy, Personhood and the Right to Privacy

It was in ‘Heroic’, Episode 9 of the show, that June and the viewers witnessed the deliberate prolongation of a woman’s death for months to facilitate the growth and maturation of the foetus she was carrying, in a hospital in the Republic of Gilead. Natalie had been shot and we assume was beyond medical help to recover from her…