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Shannon Brewer is the director of Mississippi’s one abortion clinic, and she is planning to potentially start a clinic in New Mexico if the Supreme Court delivers a ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Brewer is the director of Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which is the facility involved in the monumental case, Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The Supreme Court is currently considering the case after hearing arguments regarding it in December. 

As The Daily Wire reported, Politico released a leaked Supreme Court draft majority opinion to the public on Monday night, although it is still not clear who leaked the document from inside the high court. In it, Justice Samuel Alito wrote the draft of the majority opinion, writing, “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” and sending the wider pro-abortion world into panic. 

Brewer said the clinic will continue to work as usual after the draft opinion was leaked in an interview with NBC News on Tuesday.

However, Brewer said she’s also creating a plan for how she can keep offering abortions to women — possibly in New Mexico —  if the Jackson facility, known as the “Pink House,” is made to shut down or dial back what it does.

“Our plans are to open a facility in New Mexico,” she said. “We’ve been calling it the Pink House West just to let people know we’re still here for them, and we’re still going to fight for women regardless.”

Brewer was reportedly in an airport on Monday with Diane Derzis, the owner of the clinic, when Derzis showed her a media report about how the opinion had been leaked. 

“It was like, ‘here we go,’” Brewer said, adding that she had not yet discussed the draft with workers at the clinic, or said how it could affect the clinic. However, her employees have kept up with the case. The clinic has also reportedly had more people traveling to it from nearby states. 

“We’ve watched so much change just because of Texas,” Brewer said. “You multiply that times 20, that’s going to be detrimental. You’re going to see an uptick in hospitalizations. You’re going to see an uptick in women doing things that are unsafe.”

“It’s going to affect women who need it the most,” she said. “It’s not going to affect women who have the means financially to be able to get an abortion anywhere. They will still have access some type of way. That’s what devastates me. The ones who need it the most are the ones who will be affected.”

Justice Alito brought up racial topics in the opinion, writing, “It is beyond dispute that Roe has had that demographic effect,” noting, “A highly disproportionate percentage of aborted fetuses are black.”

When asked about this, Brewer, a black woman, reportedly questioned how pro-life activists bring up race by discussing the need to get rid of Roe as a civil rights issue. 

“I think they use that as an excuse,” she said of pro-life people. “If you wanted to help the Black race, or protect the Black race, there are so many other things you would be doing. You would be making the public school system a lot better for these African American children that are here already.”

If the Supreme Court decides to overturn the Roe and Casey decisions, laws on abortion would once again be determined at the state level. 

As Justice Alito noted in the leaked opinion, “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences,” it noted. “And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.”

Chief Justice John Roberts started an investigation into the leaked document.

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