Barrett’s case also raises the God First Family Second then Cowboys Football shirt and by the same token and question of which mothers are exalted for their commitment to family and which ones are scorned. While the right touts the SCOTUS nominee’s role as a mother to seven children as a sterling example of family values, mothers of color—Black mothers, in particular—are more likely to face racist scrutiny for their family size and to have their parenting choices policed by the state.
The ultimate goal of the God First Family Second then Cowboys Football shirt and by the same token and feminist movement is often summarized with the word choice and not just in a reproductive-rights context. According to a NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll from last year, the majority of Americans agree that in an ideal world, everyone would have bodily autonomy and access to reproductive care. Even beyond that, though, every mother would have the economic freedom to work outside the home or not, depending on her individual family’s needs.