NEW YORK — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday that there will be heightened security outside of Planned Parenthood locations across New York State.
The announcement comes after three people were fatally shot in at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs Friday.
Cuomo, who called the shooting a "senseless act of violence," said they are taking precautions to prevent similar tragedies from happening in New York. On Monday, police will be patrolling clinics and discussing safety with Planned Parenthood staff.
"There is a history of people bringing violence to health centers in the past and so an incident such as this underscores the need for vigilance to ensure that patients and the staff that provide services are safe at all health centers," said Lauren Tobias, President and CEO of Family Planning Advocates and Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York State.
Planned Parenthood clinics across the state are closed on Sunday.AlertMe