Statement From Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt
It is maddening to learn that early Thursday morning, there was yet another criminal incident at CompassCare in Amherst. Last summer, CompassCare was firebombed, leaving the building destroyed. At that time, I called on Governor Hochul to use her resources, including the New York State Police, to investigate this violent incident and provide the same level of security that other women’s health clinics receive – and ought to receive – in this state. The Governor unfortunately ignored my request, and here we are again.
This morning, I repeat my calls for the Governor to utilize all resources at her disposal, including the State Police, to investigate this incident and hold the perpetrators responsible. Any criminal act against a women’s health facility, whether pro-life or pro-choice, is intolerable and must be treated with the utmost seriousness.