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The Baby Squad is a dystopian thriller by Andrew Neiderman first published in 2003. Set in the United States in the not-too-distant future, the novel envisages a future American society where giving birth to children is illegal and where only few women are biologically able to reproduce. Rather, perfect babies are created in laboratories outside the woman's womb and then put up for adoption. When the wife of an aspiring local politician becomes pregnant she reluctantly confides in her husband and is secretly sent to an institution where she can spend the remaining months of her pregnancy and give birth to her baby. However, she feels imprisoned and threatened there and starts doubting her husband's good intentions. A dystopia (alternatively, cacotopia, kakotopia or anti-utopia) is the antithesis of a utopian society. ... The thriller is a genre of fiction in which tough, resourceful, but essentially ordinary heroes are pitted against villains determined to destroy them, their country, or the stability of the free world. ... Andrew Neiderman (born 1940) is a U.S. author. ... See also: 2002 in literature, other events of 2003, 2004 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Reproduction is a biological process by which new individual organisms are produced. ... Female internal reproductive anatomy The uterus or womb is the major female reproductive organ of most mammals, including humans. ... Adoption is the legal act of permanently placing a child with a parent or parents other than the birth parents. ...

The "baby squad" of the title is a voluntary communal organisation led by a militant woman which has formed to root out dissidents.

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Childfree describes those who do not have, and do not desire, children. ...

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