Planned Parenthood CEO wants to set term limits and pack Supreme Court

May 15, 2023

Surprise, surprise -- pro-abortion advocates are still upset that the U.S. Supreme Court has a conservative majority. They're so mad that now they're calling for reform.

According to The Hill, Alexis McGill Johnson, the president and CEO of nonprofit organization Planned Parenthood revealed during an MSNBC interview that she believes the court needs to be expanded, also known as "court-packing."

In the interview hosted by MSNBC host Jen Psaki, McGill Johnson says she thinks the court should not only be expanded, but also employ term limits.

Both of her suggested changes would cause a fundamental shift in America's judicial system.

Her demands

McGill Johnson, predictably, cited what she claims to be attacks on "on our democratic rights and our democratic freedoms" as a reason to overhaul the high court.

She built her case around the ongoing ethics concerns regarding conservative Justice Clarence Thomas and others.

The Hill noted:

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been in the news after a ProPublica report detailed Thomas’ relationship with a billionaire Republican donor that included accepting trips and vacations he did not disclose.

"The reality is, the court now has been fully captured in so many areas. The fact that you have, again, this lone Texas judge, that can now bring cases, you can form shop there, bring cases to the Fifth Circuit, which is also conservative and up to the Supreme Court now, which has a conservative supermajority," McGill Johnson said.

She added: "It would be one thing to call for, you know, a justice to step down for whatever reason, but the reality is, that the, the way in which the system has been captured requires us to engage in structural reform in a different way."

Social media reacts

Twitter users reacted to the Planned Parenthood CEO's thoughts on radically overhauling the Supreme Court.

"I said back when, the attacks on Thomas aren't meant to remove him but to expand. Once they lock on an idea, no matter how long, or what, it takes, they stick with it," one Twitter user wrote.

Another Twitter user added: "Well of course the Abortion factory leadership want abortion but laws are to be made by legislation not proclamation."

Expanding the Supreme Court would take a monumental act of Congress, among other factors, and is not likely to happen anytime soon. But it's important that Republicans keep their eye on the ball, as Dems seem like they'll try anything to get what they want.

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