IRIS IN THE NEWS
IRIS Assistant Professor Kimberly McKee invited to contribute essay as part of a Digital Harvard Symposium
July 18, 2022
McKee writes "Adoption is a reproductive justice issue. Pretending otherwise ignores how adoption is used as a red herring in anti-abortion arguments. A recent invocation of this faulty logic occurred in Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s questions during the November 2021 oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Coney Barrett’s statements implied that the option to relinquish infants vis-à-vis adoption rendered abortion availability unnecessary. This line of thinking is one with which I am familiar, as both a Korean international, transracial adoptee, and a critical adoption studies scholar."
To read the article in its entirety Flipping the Script: Adoption and Reproductive Justice | Bill of Health (harvard.edu)