I think I saw a stultifyingly didactic movie adaptation of this once, A Handmaid's Tale. I hear the book was fine, but totally implausible.
Then I read a story about an Indiana legislator introducing a bill that would require a woman to get a "gestational certificate" before she gets pregnant, otherwise, she'll be "commit[ing] unauthorized reproduction," and I figure I'd better add that movie back into my Netflix queue.
The proposed law is meant to codify all the currently murky legal and parental rights issues being raised by assisted reproduction technologies like IVF, egg donation, and surrogacy. And how does it clear this up? Simple. A man and a woman must be married, and their family origins, values and sexual history must be documented and assessed. I mean, who could object to that?
The Crime of "Unauthorized Reproduction" [boomantribune.com--yeah, I've never heard of them, either, via boingboing]
Draft copy of the legistlation [in.gov]
[update: the Indianapolis Star reports that the legislation has been dropped. Turns out it's "more complex than anticipated." Gotta love that midwestern understatement.]