Bonnie Campbell in Des Moines Register: To protect abortion rights, we must add seats to the Supreme Court

06.06.19

The push for court reform is gaining momentum in early presidential primary states! In an op-ed in the Des Moines Register, former Iowa Attorney General Bonnie Campbell calls for adding seats to the Supreme Court in order to protect Roe v. Wade. Campbell writes that the recent wave of anti-abortion legislation in the states is a direct result of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court and warns that even if legislation is passed in the next administration to protect Roe, its fate would be in the hands of the Supreme Court’s Republican justices. Campbell asserts that the only way to ensure to restore the Court’s legitimacy and ensure balance is to expand the number of seats on the bench.