Comparing his real life to the story of the elephant, the Rowe Weed rule is being followed in

Comparing his real life to the story of the elephant, the Rowe Weed rule is being followed in

Following the overturning of Roe v Wade, people on social media have continued comparing real life 

today to Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale. On 24 June, the United States Supreme Court’s ruling eliminated

the constitutional right to abortion in the country, leaving it up to the states to determine whether to ban  

the procedure or not. The ban could potentially force women and girls to carry pregnancies to term, since the court’s 

conversative supermajority dismissed rulings from 1973 law. Following the Supreme Court’s decision,

people have gone to social media to compare American’s society and everyday life to that of Atwood’s hit book, The Handmaid’s Tale. 

The Handmaid’s Tale, which has been adapted into a television show of the same name, features a dystopian plot 

where women exist in a deeply restrictive patriarchal society. Throughout the story, women are attempting to regain