In all of the debate over the draft Supreme Court opinion for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, there’s a small footnote that mentions “the domestic supply of infants,” which certainly has the ring of human trafficking and the eventual creation of what can best be labeled “baby mills” where there will always be an ample supply of white babies awaiting adoption:
Such a notation is right out of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, only in this case the work isn’t fiction. Instead, it’s on the verge of becoming the law of the land, and that should absolutely terrify every American who gives a damn about women, children, the rule of law, and the future of the United States.
See, in the states where abortion is most heavily restricted, most of the women who get the procedure are minorities. And if Barrett and others on the far right were honest, they’d tell you they don’t want white families adopting black and brown babies. Instead, they want a larger supply of white babies to fill the growing demand for such children.
If the Supreme Court does indeed wind up striking down Roe v. Wade, it will flood the foster care system with babies. That will increase the demand for the most prized babies of all: White babies.
Both the Alito opinion in Dobbs and the footnote also raise the question of whether or not any of the justices their families have ever taken money from adoption agencies, which do a booming business each and every year in this country.
Twitter is filled with debate over the Barrett references in Dobbs:
What is about to happen in this country used to be the stuff of fiction. Now, however, fiction is becoming reality.