After arguments in the Mississippi abortion ban case were heard last week by former President Donald Trump’s conservative-stacked Supreme Court, Democratic lawmakers quickly reignited a debate from earlier this year that proves just how scared they are of the high court completely dismantling Roe v. Wade.
According to Fox News, it was Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) who broached the white-hot topic of court-packing as a method to fight against the conservative high court bench from destroying liberal-favored decisions.
The renewed call came as the high court considers Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which, one way or another, could result in a landmark decision, and court watchers are convinced that Roe could come to an end as a result, which would turn over abortion lawmaking back to the states.
“A ‘conservative’ court would uphold precedent. But a ‘partisan’ court may not — and this may be the most partisan court in history,” Schiff said. “We must protect a woman’s right to choose.”
Another member of the Democratic upper chamber, Sen. Tina Smith (MN), tweeted out her thoughts on the current Supreme Court’s ability to make a proper ruling on the subject, ending her tweet with a hashtag supporting what Dems call “expanding” the high court.
I worked at Planned Parenthood and know what this would mean for women. If the Court takes this action, led by Republican justices, it’s impossible to argue they are not partisan. #ExpandTheCourt
— Senator Tina Smith (@SenTinaSmith) December 1, 2021
California Democratic Rep. Judy Chu echoed both sentiments and claimed that the high court had been “manipulated to protect GOP political goals,” failing to point out that there have been plenty of times in history that the Supreme Court had a liberal majority. She falsely claimed that Republicans “packed” the court, which is a blatant lie that never seems to get fact-checked by Big Tech fact-checkers.
“Thanks to Republican court packing, our Supreme Court has been manipulated to protect GOP political goals, not our Constitution. From bodily autonomy to voting rights, there’s only one solution: we need to pass the Judiciary Act to #ExpandTheCourt and restore fairness,” Chu tweeted Friday.
Unfortunately, this is likely just the beginning of the reemergence of the court-packing debate, as Democrats panic and wail at the very thought of women losing the ability to murder their unborn children.