Roe v. Wade leak prompts extra patrols at Hudson Valley houses of worship

Although there have been no reports of protests outside of churches, police officials in West Harrison say they are stepping up patrols.

News 12 Staff

May 8, 2022, 3:18 PM

Updated 808 days ago


Sunday morning, parishioners arrived at their places of worship to see a police presence in response to protests that have been happening across the country.  
After a report on the decision of the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked last week, thousands have been making their voices heard in support of abortions.
Although there have been no reports of protests outside of churches for the Hudson Valley area, police officials in West Harrison say they stepped up patrols just in case.
Residents told News 12 they are grateful for their police force who are helping to keep the peace. 
Mike Bizzoco calls the West Harrison police “the best police force.” 
“I feel really safe within this community,” says Jaquelyn Hernandez.  
The increase in law enforcement presence is happening across the country. There have been reports of some pro-choice groups proposing to disrupt church services in response to the Supreme Court leak. 
A group named after the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “Ruth Sent Us,” has urged their followers on Twitter to stand at or in local Catholic churches. 
The Archdiocese of New York tells News 12 they are aware of the situation and will work with law enforcement to take the appropriate steps as needed. 
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