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The new owner of what was Mississippi’s last abortion clinic says “I want to do something that the community will embrace. I want it to be a positive thing.”

by | Mar 2, 2023

By Dave Andrusko

The 180 degree turnabout is complete. What was Mississippi’s last abortion facility has reopened as “a luxury consignment store selling high-end home goods and furniture.” As you might guess, pro-abortion sites such as Jezebel are furious. Susan Rinkunas writes

In one of the worst visual metaphors I’ve ever seen, Mississippi’s one embattled abortion clinic—called the Pink House for its bubblegum stucco walls—has now been painted white and is set to re-open as a luxury consignment store selling high-end home goods and furniture.

Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Jackson, Mississippi was the plaintiff in the case—Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization—that the Supreme Court used to overturn Roe v. Wade last June. The only abortion clinic since 2004, the “Pink House” aborted its last baby on July 6th.

Some backgrounds. According to WBLT, Mike Peters, a Jackson businessman, purchased the building. Peters said, “The whole neighborhood has been waiting for this day.” Peters also explained that it was his goal to fill the building with a positive business that would breathe new life into the community.”

Live Action News’ Tori Shaw reported

On Tuesday afternoon, January 10, 2023, the interior of the building was being gutted so remodeling could begin. David Carpenter, owner of “Hunt the Shop,” said they are hoping to move into the new location by March 1, 2023. According to their website, the business is based out of Jackson, Mississippi, and prides itself in unique, one-of-a-kind furniture pieces for homes, offices, or collections. 

[Rinkunas wrote that “Hunt said on its Instagram that it plans to open at 2903 North State Street—the former clinic site—on March 22.”]

Carpenter told NBC News that he wasn’t interested in discussing the past of the building that he bought in July from a developer.

“I really don’t want to get into the political side of it,” Carpenter said in January. “That was then. This is now. I want to do something that the community will embrace. I want it to be a positive thing.”

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