Roe V. Wade Case Could Cause Democrats to Push Court Expansion Plans

( – On May 17, the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decided it was going to hear an abortion case. The court will decide whether Mississippi has a right to ban the procedure after 15-weeks gestation. If the Southern state wins, it will be a huge blow to pro-abortion activists, but that’s not all.

Democrats have been discussing their desire to expand the Supreme Court for months. Although some of the more radical members of the party support it, the moderates have not come out in force. That pretty much guarantees that a bill to pack the court would be dead on arrival in both congressional chambers. Some believe that if the court chips away at the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling and limits abortions, it will just add fuel to the fire.

Some activists have taken to Twitter to demand the Democratic Party start adding to the court now.

While the Democratic Party controls both the House and Senate, packing the court would not be as easy as some on the Left might believe — even if the pro-abortion crowd is dealt a blow. Under current rules, they’d need 60 votes to defeat a filibuster in the Senate. There is no way 10 Republicans would vote for the legislation. Then if the Dems could get rid of the filibuster, they still only have 51 votes and none of those are guaranteed.

Moderates, like Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) would almost certainly vote against the measure because they know it would erode the trust America has in the high court. So, although the Left may try to move forward with the court packing agenda, it will almost certainly fail.

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