The unlimitedness of the desire for a child
Reproduction is nowadays manipulated by science, which has itself become the instrument of the desire for children. When the empire of the father and of the Law decline, how can we regulate caprices, fantasies and extravagances?
Medically assisted procreation (MAP) consists of a set of biological and medical techniques that make it possible to overcome the multiple causes of sterility. They open up a field of interventions that seem to give the desire for a child almost unlimited possibilities. They promise to defeat the impossible contingency that has up until now acted as a limit to the will to procreate. Nature was capable of obstructing it in unpredictable ways. If there is no longer any natural impossibility, then the desire for a child becomes a right for all, and therefore for each and everyone, regardless of its articulation with other ends, such as those of the family. We will examine here the aftermath of this chain of consequences on the new position of the desire for a child as the foundation of a subject.