Life imitates grim drama.
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HARD-HITTING words from Labour MP Jess Phillips, who told MPs that life for some women in the UK today was like that in The Handmaid's Tale, a horrifying TV drama.
The show, based on a novel, portrays a world in which women are held captive and forced to become pregnant.
Birmingham Yardley MP Phillips, who worked for a domestic abuse charity before becoming an MP, told the House of Commons: "I have met victims of human trafficking brought to this country for their ability to bear children and reap the financial benefits for their slave owners.
"The Handmaid's Tale is not a dystopia to me. I have met women whose wombs kept them captive."
The show, on Channel 4, has received rave reviews.
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|Publication:||Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)|
|Date:||Jul 2, 2017|
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