Democratic lawmakers renew calls to add seats to the Supreme Court after abortion oral arguments

The court heard arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on Wednesday, and legal analysts have suggested the conservative majority will strike down decades of precedent following Roe v. Vadear, the landmark ruling that limited government restrictions on abortion. If it does, it would open the door for state legislatures to pass laws banning abortions prior to fetal viability.

IF ROE V. WADE IS OVERTURNED, HERE’S WHAT HAPPENS

Former President Trump appointed three justices who were confirmed to the high court, shifting the makeup to six GOP-appointed justices and three Democrat-appointed justices. Como resultado, Democratic lawmakers have called to remove the Senate filibuster requiring 60 votes to pass legislation to add more seats to the court.

An anti-abortion activist holds a baby doll during a protest outside the Supreme Court building ahead of arguments in the Mississippi abortion rights case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, in Washington Dec. 1, 2021. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

An anti-abortion activist holds a baby doll during a protest outside the Supreme Court building ahead of arguments in the Mississippi abortion rights case Dobbs v. Salud de la mujer de Jackson, in Washington Dec. 1, 2021. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

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