Children described as waste products?

Elayne Clift stated in her column about abortion that a Supreme Court justice said that women don't need abortions “because they can easily dump their newborn babies into adoption or foster care like so much detritus.”

The definition of “detritus” is waste of any kind, or organic matter produced by the decomposition of organisms.

Is she seriously stating that adopted/foster children are simply waste products?

I call upon the author to clarify her truly horrifying statement.

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