Police increase patrols outside White Plains women's clinic following Roe V. Wade decision
There's an increased police presence Friday outside the All Women's Health Clinic in White Plains following the Supreme Court's decision to strike down Roe V. Wade.
Right-to-life advocate Theresa Bonapartis, with Lumina Hope and Healing After Abortion, works with woman who suffer mentally and emotionally after having the procedure. Bonapartis says states like New York have strong abortion laws that allow the procedure to still continue despite the ruling.
"They do nothing when it comes to protecting women, they refuse to pass the women's right to know bill, they refuse to do anything about abortions that are coerced," says Bonapartis.
Vincent Russell, the CEO and president of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, says he expects thousands to flock to the region seeking abortions.
"As a provider we are taking steps to scale up for any surge that we may see in the future," says Russell.
Earlier this month, New York enacted a law to help protect women who come from out of state and abortion providers who service them from prosecution.