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Friday, August 20, 2010

Steven Brigham: Exposing the myth of "safe and legal" abortion

I blogged about abortionist Steven Brigham last month. He's a butcher with a chain of abortion mills in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and New York.  It came to my attention this week that he also owns  facilities in Virginia, one in my old county of residence, Fairfax.

Brigham's license was revoked in New York in 1994 for gross negligence and his appeal of the decision was denied. To read the complaint and the medical board's decision including a detailed description of the damage done to two women through laceration of the cervix, perforation of the uterus, and other serious injuries go here.  Warning: it's not for the faint of heart. One patient required 7 units of blood after being admitted to the hospital.

Lest you think Brigham has learned his lesson, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported last month that he had been ordered to close his four Pennyslvania abortion mills for employing unlicensed care givers. There have also been complaints about his filthy facilities and his failure to follow even minimal standards of medical care. Brigham's negligence is well documented. Go here. He also is a tax evader and owes over $200,000 in back payroll taxes in Pennsylvania.

Brigham has a slick website advertising his American Women's Services chain. Among the many mills on the site are the two in Virginia: the one in Fairfax and another in Virginia Beach. What's not advertised on the website is his history of being on the wrong side of the the law and his consistent medical malpractice. And the only thing unusual about this abortionist is the degree of his malfeasance. Anyone who's done sidewalk counseling has run into many cases of abortion malpractice. Let's face it. Abortion attracts the bottom feeders. Steven Brigham is a graphic example, but he has plenty of company.


Anonymous said...

Steven Brigham has now been ordered to stop practicing medicine without a lincense in the state of Maryland, where he owns 5 abortion clinics

Christina Dunigan said...

It's a hoot that NAF spokescritter Vicki Saporta called Brigham's record "the most egregious" she's seen.

During a National Abortion Federation Risk Management Seminar, one attendee admitted that when he did to a patient what Brigham's employee Riley did to hers -- pull bowel into the vagina through a hole in the uterus -- he'd just stuff the bowel back in through the hole, administer extra medications to contract the uterus, watch her a bit more carefully in recovery, and send her home none the wiser. Moderator Michael Burnhill (who defended Brigham) chewed the guy out, he asked for a show of hands for how many did this. SIX raised their hands after Burnhill had chewed the first one out. Brigham at least stuffed his patient into her clothes, carried her to a rental car, and dumped her at an emergency room. Hardly exemplary behavior -- until you compare him to his NAF fellows.

Brigham's got nothing on them.