Democrats in Washington are under a lot of pressure to protect abortion rights in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision. It is unlikely that reproductive rights will be restored in the near future.
The Supreme Court's conservative majority will stay in place for a while. Changing who sits on the bench is needed to reverse Friday's ruling. Unless the court has a liberal majority, there is no appetite for abortion to become a right again.
According to Insider, a professor at the University of California Hastings College of Law thinks that there won't be a reversal in the show. The return of the abortion right is not going to happen.
The majority of the justices were conservative. The appointments to the bench were made by former President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate, all of whom are in their 50's. The justices are likely to remain on the bench for at least a couple of decades to come, giving them three reliable conservative votes.
They are young. They will be in the court for a long time.
With the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer, a liberal to be replaced by President Joe Biden's nominee, the oldest members will now be conservative Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. The circumstances will have to work in the Democrats' favor to make their replacements.
"If it happened, we're talking about decades from now, after a couple of the conservatives die, and they just happen to die when the Democrat controls the White House and the Democrats control the Senate," Richard Pierce told Insider.
Some members of the party have called for expanding the court in order to counterbalance the conservatives' majority. The number of justices at one time was as high as 10, but the US Constitution doesn't dictate the court's size. The congress has the power to make a decision.
President Joe Biden did not rule out that possibility. The White House press secretary told reporters over the weekend that the president doesn't want to do that.
Democrats have been pressed to codify protections under the law. Legislation in the Senate requires 60 votes to pass. Democrats don't have enough votes in the senate.
The abortion-rights bill failed in the Senate after the draft opinion was leaked.
The bill can be advanced on a party line vote if the filibuster is eliminated. The rest of the party is in a bind because the Democratic Senators of West Virginia and Arizona are against tossing out the rule.
President Joe Biden and congressional leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, want voters toelect more Democrats to Congress so they can pass legislation that protects abortion rights.
There is a chance that a Republican president will repeal the law if Democrats ever manage to codify it.
Even if it's possible, codifying abortion rights could face a legal challenge and end up at the Supreme Court.
The court would strike it down because it was beyond Congress's power.
Democrats are trying to protect abortion access. The FDA's authority to regulate drugs is one of the reasons why the Biden administration will defend the right to get a medical abortion. Establishing abortion clinics on federal lands in states that have restricted the procedure and offering financial support to women who travel to get an abortion in a state where it's still legal are some of the actions advocated by advocates. Roughly half of the country has been impacted by the move to restrict abortion.