Democrat Presidential Candidates Want to Pack the Supreme Court With More Pro-Abortion Judges

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Feb 12, 2020   |   4:23PM   |   Washington, DC

The top Democrat presidential candidates all have plans to make sure abortion on demand remains legal for years to come if they are elected to the White House.

And some of them have plans to pack the U.S. Supreme Court with pro-abortion judges.

On Feb. 8 in New Hampshire, the Democrat candidates discussed their plans for the courts at a forum hosted by the pro-abortion groups Demand Justice, NARAL, All Above All Action Fund and the Center for Reproductive Rights, Fox News reports. All of the top polling candidates, except Joe Biden, participated.

“The leading contenders made it clear they would advocate changing the very structure of the Supreme Court in order to advance their liberal ideology — or, to use the more familiar term, packing the court,” Carrie Severino wrote at Fox.

During the forum, former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg said he would consider expanding the high court by up to six judges, making it a court of 15 instead of nine, according to the report.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, also acknowledged that expanding the court is “a conversation that’s worth having.”

Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, said he would support term limits and rotate U.S. Supreme Court justices.

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Severino continued:

Of course, court-packing is an extreme means of advancing an extreme agenda — using the courts as a vehicle to advance policy preferences instead of going through the people’s elected representatives. Buttigieg stated succinctly, “My appointments will make the court more progressive.” Whenever the question came up at the forum, the candidates admitted they would impose a litmus test on abortion

Buttigieg also promoted the idea of expanding the U.S. Supreme Court to 15 judges during an October debate.

Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, of Minnesota, who is rising in the polls, also has plans to put pro-abortion judges on the nation’s courts. In December, she said she would start nominating pro-abortion judges “immediately” who would uphold Roe v. Wade.

And in December, Biden said he would consider nominating former pro-abortion President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court.

If any of the Democrat candidates succeeds in November, America could remain one of the most pro-abortion countries in the world, allowing the killing of unborn babies for basically any reason up to birth.

The 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade made the United States one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. It also prohibits states from protecting unborn babies prior to viability.

Since then, more than 61 million unborn babies have been killed in abortions.

A number of abortion cases are making their way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, any one of which could affect the future of abortion and unborn babies’ lives for decades.

President Donald Trump appointed two conservative justices to the high court, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. The next four years could see more open seats, possibly including pro-abortion Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is 86.

The American public opposes packing the Supreme Court. A May Rasmussen survey found that 51% of respondents opposed expanding the Supreme Court, while 27% support it and 22% had no opinion.