"the domestic supply of infants" right in the draft.
It was NEVER about rescuing orphans in desperate need of safe homes. It has always been about forcibly creating them to meet demand for infants. #RoeVWade #abortion #adoption #adopteetwitter #BabyScoopEra pic.twitter.com/NDRJ7zQ2zd
— Donna Gratehouse Domestic Infant Supply 1968 model (@DonnaDiva) May 3, 2022
A very angry, very white woman approached a friend on escort duty at the local Planned Parenthood, held up an obviously Asian infant, and snarled “Because of people like you, I had to settle for *this*!”
That was at least thirty years ago (and I hope that poor child had some less toxic adults in its life). It’s never been a secret that a solid wedge of the anti-choice contingent is less-than-wealthy would-be parents outraged that their perceived consumer rights have been infringed. (“Respectable” media didn’t talk about it at the time, but during the appointment of Chief Judge Roberts, there was a lot of social media muttering about how rich guys like him could baby-shop in Ireland and have their newborn ‘purchases’ delivered through Central America. Maybe Roberts never saw those comments; I sincerely hope his now-grown kids haven’t run across them.)
Kids are commodities, according to the authoritarians. Some commodities are more valuable — some are so precious / potentially dangerous that sales must be rigorously policed — but how dare we non-authoritarians dismiss the sacred rights of (potential) parents to a steady supply of the commodities to which they are entitled?
No, it's "family values." https://t.co/s7BzkQ8ooo
— Jeff Fecke (@jkfecke) May 7, 2022
The thing about this phrase is that it's exactly the sort of language you might expect to set off alarm bells in QAnon circles, until you realize this is what QAnon thinks it's doing, at its core: fighting a turf war over the property rights to the domestic supply of infants. https://t.co/hEpMRx57FQ
— Alexandra Erin (She/Her) (@AlexandraErin) May 6, 2022
Opinion | Creating Free Markets For Selling Children Could Ease Sting of Roe Reversal
— New York Times Pitchbot (@DougJBalloon) May 7, 2022
(And when the less desirable commodities — the other-than-pale, the ‘defective’, the unlucky — age out of the Newborn pool, well… didn’t some guy named Swift have a free-market solution for that problem?)