Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren wants to politicize the U.S. Supreme Court by packing it with justices who support the legalized killing of unborn babies in abortions.
In a column Wednesday in the Boston Globe, the U.S. senator argued for increasing the number of justices on the high court, claiming the current conservative majority “threatens the democratic foundations of our nation,” CNN reports.
“With each move, the court shows why it’s important to restore America’s faith in an independent judiciary committed to the rule of law,” Warren wrote. “To do that, I believe it’s time for Congress to yet again use its constitutional authority to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court.”
Though Warren said she did not “come to this conclusion lightly” and there was not one particular ruling that affected her, she began her column by bringing up the possibility that the Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Wade.
Warren has made other statements connecting her ideas about court-packing and ending the filibuster to keeping abortion on demand legal, too.
In October, she slammed the Supreme Court as “extremist” after the justices agreed to hear a Mississippi abortion case that poses a direct challenge to Roe.
“Look, the court has signaled 40 different ways that it is an extremist court, out of step with the American people, and that it’s willing to line up and take a shot at Roe v. Wade,” Warren told MSNBC at the time.
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She said U.S. Congress should act to “codify Roe” and keep abortion on demand legal. Warren said getting pro-abortion legislation passed is one of the main reasons why she wants to end the filibuster in the U.S. Senate, Mediaite reports.
Then, earlier this month, she and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, issued calls to end the filibuster in anticipation that the Supreme Court will overturn Roe, Salon reports.
“One by one, the Republican-appointed justices came before the Senate and promised they’d respect precedent. They’d respect settled law. Well, Roe v. Wade has been law for nearly 50 years. So let’s see that respect. But we can’t wait—we must #EndTheFilibuster so we can codify Roe,” she wrote on Twitter.
Without Roe, states would be allowed to protect unborn babies from abortion again – something they have been prohibited from doing for nearly 50 years. On Dec. 1, the Supreme Court heard a major abortion case out of Mississippi that many believe could bring about an end to the infamous 1973 abortion ruling.
Since 1973, about 63 million unborn babies have been killed in legal abortions.
National polls by Marist and Gallup consistently find that a majority of Americans want all or most abortions to be illegal. A poll this year from AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that a strong majority of Americans believe states should be allowed to ban abortions after the first trimester. According to the poll, 65 percent said most or all second-trimester abortions should be illegal; the number increased to 80 percent in the third trimester.
Other recent polls have found support for or close division about very early abortion bans like the one in Texas.
A recent Saint Louis University/YouGov poll found 56 percent of Missourians agree that the state should prohibit abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy, including 57 percent of women. Similarly, an April poll by the University of Texas-Austin found that Texans support a six-week abortion ban. According to the poll, 49 percent support making abortions illegal after six weeks of pregnancy, while 41 percent oppose it. A national 2019 Hill/HarrisX poll also found that 55 percent of voters said they do not think laws banning abortions after six weeks – when an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable – are too restrictive.