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(LifeSiteNews) – White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday suggested the Biden administration won’t set up abortion camps on federal land because such a measure would have “dangerous ramifications.” The announcement follows a push from Democrats urging the president to establish abortion facilities on federal lands in Republican-controlled states.

“We understand the proposal is well-intentioned, but here’s the thing: It could actually put women and providers at risk,” Jean-Pierre said during a press conference on Air Force One. “And importantly, in states where abortion is now illegal, women and providers who are not federal employees, as you look at the federal land, could potentially be prosecuted.”

“As we understand why they [other Democrats] would put forward the proposal, there’s actually dangerous ramifications to doing this,” Jean-Pierre continued.

After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MS) called for executive action allowing federal lands such as national parks and military bases to house abortion centers.

Speaking to reporters shortly after the Supreme Court delivered its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, Warren said that President Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats should “explore just how much we can start using federal lands as a way to protect people who need access to abortions in all the states that either have banned abortions or are clearly on the threshold of doing so.”

“There is much we can do at the federal level administratively, under current law,” Warren continued. “We need to do it.”

Ocasio-Cortez, speaking at a rally at Union Square in New York City this weekend, demanded that abortion centers be immediately opened on federal land. “We have a responsibility to protect people as much as we can for as long as we can, while we do the continued outside and inside work that is necessary to get it done. That is what our job is,” she said.

In front of the Supreme Court building Friday, she called for the same thing, saying that it would be the “babiest of the babiest of the baby steps” for Biden to “open abortion clinics on federal lands in red states right now,” in addition to other options like expanding the Supreme Court.

Biden, a self-professed Catholic, slammed the Court’s ruling on Friday, saying that “The only way we can secure a woman’s right to choose — the balance that existed — is for Congress to restore the protections of Roe v. Wade as federal law.”

Americans should “elect more state leaders to protect this right at the local level,” he said. “We need to restore the protections of Roe as law of the land. We need to elect officials who will do that.”

Vice President Kamala Harris, speaking with CNN over the weekend, said that the administration is considering giving travel vouchers to women seeking abortions if they live in states where abortion is banned.

There are currently abortion bans in at least 10 states because of “trigger laws” written to ban abortion in the event of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Some are still going into effect.