Violence against facilities could increase after abortion ruling, DHS says

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advised law enforcement and others that violent extremists could target reproductive and family advocacy following the recent Supreme Court decision on abortion, according to news reports. These facilities remain primary targets for criminal incidents, and violence could escalate against these facilities or personnel. John Riggi, the American Hospital Association’s national advisor for cybersecurity and risk and a former FBI agent, said, “Any health care organization that may become a target of extremists from either side of this issue should maintain vigilance, increase physical security where possible, and report any threats, vandalism or suspicious activity to local law enforcement immediately.”  (AHA News article, 6/27/22)