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Wed Jun 9, 2021, 06:42 PM

Shannon Brewer: We're Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic, and We're Braced for the Worst

Source: New York Times

We’re Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic, and We’re Braced for the Worst

June 9, 2021

By Shannon Brewer

Ms. Brewer is the clinic director at Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the only abortion clinic in Mississippi.

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For 20 years now, I’ve been working at Jackson Women’s Health Organization — which we affectionately call the Pink House because it’s painted bubble gum pink. It was difficult for women to get an abortion when I started in 2001, but I had no idea just how bad things would get. We are now the only abortion clinic remaining in Mississippi.

Three weeks ago, it became clear that things could soon get a whole lot worse.

When Mississippi’s Legislature passed a ban on almost all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy in 2018, I was outraged but not worried. This ban is plainly unconstitutional under Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said that states cannot ban abortion before a fetus is viable outside the womb, typically around 23 weeks of pregnancy at the earliest. So we sued the state — as we have before — and the ban has been blocked ever since. I was not concerned when the state appealed to the Supreme Court. I expected the court would not take up the case.

Then last month, I got a call from my lawyer at the Center for Reproductive Rights. The Supreme Court would hear Mississippi’s appeal, she said. It would reconsider whether states may ban abortion before the point set forth in Roe.

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Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/09/opinion/abortion-mississippi-supreme-court.html

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