Abortion mill Planned Parenthood has demanded that the government implement term limits for Supreme Court justices, and pack the court with additional leftist judges.
On Sunday, nearly one year after the Supreme Court’s historic overturning of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood released judicial reform proposal packages demanding that Congress expand the size of the Supreme Court — along with lower courts — without providing an exact number.
“Planned Parenthood refuses to accept that our courts can only exist as they do now, and understands that reforms are integral to building the public’s trust that the courts can and will function to uphold hard-won freedoms and advance justice for future generations,” Planned Parenthood president Alexis McGill Johnson said in a statement.
“PPFA’s expanded position is a continuation of our commitment to ensure that everyone, no matter where they live, has the freedom to make their own decisions about their own bodies, lives, and futures,” the statement continued.
Planned Parenthood’s statement also demanded that the courts become a “backstop to protecting our rights” — pushing the false claim that abortion is protected under the U.S. Constitution, and ignoring the fact that the Supreme Court returned the issue to the states and didn’t ban it outright.
“Instead, the courts have been used as a vehicle to advance a dangerous agenda against abortion rights, voting rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and so much more,” she claimed.
The statement went on to cite a boom in the U.S. population, calling upon Congress to expand the number of lower court seats to alleviate what they claim is a burden on the federal judiciary.
“It’s been more than 30 years since Congress last comprehensively expanded the number of lower court seats — the longest period of time between expansions in the history of district courts and courts of appeals,” the statement read.
Despite the left’s continued insistence that court packing is a viable solution, the proposal has been very unpopular among the American public — with even left-leaning justices arguing against the idea.
In 2021, former Justice Stephen Breyer — who retired from the Supreme Court in 2022 — noted that packing the court would erode all public trust in the judiciary.
“If the public sees judges as ‘politicians in robes,’ its confidence in the courts, and in the rule of law itself, can only diminish, diminishing the court’s power, including its power to act as a ‘check’ on the other branches,” the liberal justice said during a speech to Harvard Law.
“The court’s decision in the 2000 presidential election case, Bush v. Gore, is often referred to as an example of its favoritism of conservative causes,” Breyer later added. “But the court did not hear or decide cases that affected the political disagreements arising out of the 2020 Trump v. Biden election.”
“It did uphold the constitutionality of Obamacare, the health care program favored by liberals,” he continued, referring to some issues that the Supreme Court has sided with liberals on. “It did reaffirm precedents that favored a woman’s right to an abortion. It did find unlawful certain immigration, census, and other orders, rules, or regulations, favored by a conservative president.”
According to a 2019 Rasmussen poll, many Americans do agree with term limits for Supreme Court justices — but they are not in favor of packing the court.
The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an icon for the radical left, has even criticized past attempts at packing the Supreme Court — including when President Franklin Roosevelt tried to do so in the 1930s.
“Nine seems to be a good number,” Ginsburg told NPR. “It’s been that way for a long time. I think it was a bad idea when President Franklin Roosevelt tried to pack the Court.”
Here is RBG slamming the idea of court packing pic.twitter.com/5gks7TGLqH
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 19, 2020
Democrats have been calling for packing the Supreme Court for years, especially during the Trump administration when former President Donald Trump was able to confirm three Supreme Court justices. In the days following Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation, two radical leftist lawmakers — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) — demanded that Congress “expand the court.”