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The Horrifying Implications of Alito's Most Alarming Footnote


One of the most arresting lines in Justice Samuel Alito’s 98-page draft opinion reversing Roe v. Wade is a footnote that didn’t really surface until the weekend. A throwaway footnote on Page 34 of the draft cites data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing that in 2002, nearly 1 million women were seeking to adopt children, “whereas the domestic supply of infants relinquished at birth or within the first month of life and available to be adopted has become virtually nonexistent.” In response to the outrage and some misinformation, the conservative legal industrial complex went to great lengths to downplay it as a trivial footnote in a draft opinion, and to insist that Alito was citing the CDC and not himself and that the note appears in a roundup of “people are saying”–type arguments against abortion.

True. But the footnote reflects something profoundly wrong with the new “ethos of care” arguments advanced by Republicans who want to emphasize compassion instead of cruelty after the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health fallout. Footnote 46, quantifying the supply/demand mismatch of babies, follows directly on another footnote in the opinion approvingly citing the “logic” raised at oral argument in December by Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who mused that there is no meaningful hardship in conscripting women to remain pregnant and deliver babies in 2022 because “safe haven” laws allow them to drop those unwanted babies off at the fire station for other parents to adopt.

Second only to the creeping chatter of state birth control bans, the speedy pivot to celebrating forced birth and adoption is chilling. It’s chilling not just because it discounts the extortionate emotional and financial costs of childbirth and the increased medical risks of forced childbirth. It’s chilling because it lifts us out of a discussion about privacy and bodily autonomy and into a regime in which babies are a commodity and pregnant people are vessels in which to incubate them. If this sounds like a familiar, albeit noxious, economic concept, it’s because it is.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu May 12, 2022, 07:11 AM (8 replies)

Here's a little creative thinking.


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue May 10, 2022, 02:02 PM (1 replies)

I could get behind this.



Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon May 9, 2022, 06:20 PM (5 replies)

If you lie on your resume. . .




If you lie on your resume to get a job, you get fired. Sometimes there is legal action as well But if you lie to Congress and the American people to get appointed to SCOTUS, you get to decide what Americans can do with their bodies, who they can marry, and who gets civil rights

11:06 AM · May 8, 2022




Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun May 8, 2022, 12:09 PM (8 replies)

I've seen other versions of this posted before, but it bears repeating.


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu May 5, 2022, 10:56 AM (30 replies)

Fifty two years ago today: Kent State

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed May 4, 2022, 11:29 AM (6 replies)

If it was about babies . . .


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed May 4, 2022, 10:35 AM (16 replies)

You are star stuff.


Shiv Ramdas Traing To Rite Buk


you are star stuff that's taken corporeal form on a rock hurting round a ball of nuclear fire in a cosmic ocean of infinity until the day your form is no longer corporeal and the stars welcome you back home again, so stop ruining your experience by watching cable news now ffs

6:09 AM · May 2, 2022

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon May 2, 2022, 07:18 AM (5 replies)

Pearls Before Swine


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Apr 15, 2022, 12:01 PM (3 replies)

John Pavlovitz: I'm a Christian Pastor. Evangelicals Have to Be Defeated in 2022.


I’ve been a pastor in the church for over two decades, much of that in predominantly white churches in the American South.

I’ve spent countless hours in church staff meetings and men’s Bible studies and youth pastor conferences.

I’ve stayed connected on social media with thousands of people still there in those churches. I read what they share and post and amplify and I know how they think and what they believe.

I need you to understand something and I say it without any hyperbole: white Evangelicals need to be stopped, now.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Apr 12, 2022, 10:09 AM (7 replies)
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