Like most of you, what 2/3rds of the Supreme Court did in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization infuriates me. This isn’t the place for my personal story, but suffice it to say that if it weren’t for safe, legal, elective abortion, my life and the lives of people I care about would be much worse than they are now. I’m as pro-choice as anyone with a Y chromosome can be. It’s only one of several objectively bad decisions handed down by this Court, but it’s the most impactful so far. It’s led to anger, protests, and as always police violence. And so when anti-choice counter-protestors started showing up to demonstrations holding up signs to take women’s unwanted babies off their hands, we reacted appropriately.
The amount of vaguely creepy-looking white couples holding up signs that say "Don't abort. We will adopt your baby" while more than 400,000 children are languishing in foster care in the United States tells you all you need to know about Evangelical Americans. pic.twitter.com/W1C2wfj00z— your mom (@wildlytweeting) June 27, 2022
Even if their desire and availability to become adoptive parents is genuine — a wildly optimistic assumption — there aren’t enough volunteers to deal with current foster care numbers, let alone the hundreds of thousands of babies potentially now added to the problem each year. It’s ridiculous to think America can adopt its way out of the Supreme Court hamstringing desperate women. But constant unbridled anger is terrible for your health. And if there’s one bright spark in all the gloom, it is humanity’s ability to laugh at the absurd. You can guess what happened next.
“We will adopt your baby” pic.twitter.com/ipZeiFTvrl— Meech (@MediumSizeMeech) June 27, 2022
from the director of Get Out and Us comes his most audacious horror yet… pic.twitter.com/kHM7nzef0g— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) June 26, 2022
we will adopt your baby pic.twitter.com/LAqHPujf5S— Amanda Mancino-Williams (@Manda_like_wine) June 27, 2022
We will adopt your baby. pic.twitter.com/i8fMaSZhal— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) June 28, 2022
we will adopt your baby! pic.twitter.com/aZ5X86YjOL— Dr. Thrasher (@thrasherxy) June 28, 2022
We will adopt your baby. pic.twitter.com/CNzh5jqmTa— Alex Winter (@Winter) June 28, 2022
WE WILL ADOPT YOUR BABY pic.twitter.com/5xtd2cfitp— 💀DeathMetalViking💀 (@DeathMetalV) June 28, 2022
We will adopt your baby pic.twitter.com/KppxUPJna7— Matt Abrahams (@Bezerker85) June 28, 2022
We will adopt your baby. pic.twitter.com/WqHSdsUOWd— Michelle, Fueled By Spite (@kilnfiendpotter) June 27, 2022
We will adopt your baby. pic.twitter.com/ugYE70813F— Abaddon (@BacchusFan) June 28, 2022
It will be fine pic.twitter.com/FTePuOc7kP— Jorts (and Jean) (@JortsTheCat) June 28, 2022
"We will adopt your baby." pic.twitter.com/vlhzqdXBvB— Dana (@thebiggrabelsky) June 28, 2022
"We will adopt your baby" pic.twitter.com/J1GFpcT5k2— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) June 28, 2022
(My personal fave)
we will adopt your baby pic.twitter.com/I04u8IvoZK— Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) June 28, 2022
It’s all basically this.
every couple posting "we will adopt your baby" sign pictures is just giving me this vibe :( pic.twitter.com/DUUGwXScFh— courtney (@courtneyweisell) June 27, 2022
It seems we don’t have faith in the religious community’s plans to adopt hundreds of thousands of unwanted children, based on the fact that they haven’t already. Maybe it’s our overwhelming secular desire to question and doubt everything out of stubborn pride. Maybe it’s because this weekend’s poster children for evangelical adoption can’t even adopt an unwanted American baby in the first place, but are still asking for donations.
"We will adopt your baby. Well, no we won't, but please give us money." pic.twitter.com/iOdFaO0Qd3— El Rogerino (@CredenceClearoj) June 27, 2022
I guess we’ll never know.