Following the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning half a century of abortion rights under Roe v. Wade, nearly two-thirds of Americans want fundamental court reform, specifically term limits for Supreme Court justices.
Unlike in most countries, US Supreme Court justices enjoy life tenure. Some legal scholars believe that centuries-old custom, meant to protect judicial independence, no longer serves the public.
The reason the founders wrote into the constitution that Supreme Courts Justices would serve lifetime appointments is precisely for what is happening now. They wanted justices to uphold the constitution even when doing so would be unpopular among the people. The founders believed that a pure democracy would never work and was doomed to failure which is why they made the US a representative Republic.
In this case, the SC did not rule on the legality of abortion. They simply ruled that there is no explicit or implied RIGHT to abortion in the constitution and that it is a matter of morality which should be left up to the people. If the majority of people support abortion then they will vote pro-abortion candidates into office and those people will enact state or federal law allowing abortion as some states have already done.
I really do not understand why Democrats are so outraged that the people have the right to choose as a society how we should deal with the abortion issue.
btw, a few years ago I read a survey on abortion and I thought is was a great representation of the feelings of the population at large. The survey asked respondents if they approve or disapprove abortion at various stages of pregnancy. I do not recall all of the responses but when asked if they favor abortion in the 9th month 94% replied no. In the 8th month 75% replied no. I believe the disapproval flipped at about 4 or 5 months. What this tells me is that there is a compromise in there somewhere and maybe both sides have to compromise. But allowing abortions for women who are in the last trimester of pregnancy is barbaric. Period. Those who favor abortion are pushing too far and have caused the backlash they have to deal with now.