In October 2013, the New Jersey Board of Medical examiners took away abortionist Steve Brigham’s license and in November he was ordered to pay $560,000 in court fees. As LifeNews previously reported, Brigham and his associate, abortionist Nicola Riley, severely botched a late-term abortion on an 18-year old patient, rupturing her uterus and pulling out part of her bowel.
The majority of the baby’s body was thrust into the patient’s abdominal cavity. Brigham drove the injured patient to a nearby hospital emergency room, where his suspicious behavior prompted hospital staff to call the police.
Now Brigham is appealing his license revocation. Joseph Gorrell, Brigham’s attorney, said that his client submitted a letter confirming he had sold his interest in the clinics and that American Women’s Services has a new owner.
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Gorrell said, “Dr. Brigham believes a great injustice has been done and he is attempting to remedy that injustice.” He also described his client as a devoted physician who tried to fill the void for late-term abortionists in the country.”
In 2013, an investigation revealed that Brigham had numerous board violations piling up against him in his role as medical director at the abortion facilities he owned. For example, he admitted that he suffered a mild stroke and that may have affected his memory and eyesight. According to the New Jersey News, after the investigation he was required by state law to divest himself from the American Women’s Services clinics he owned in Elizabeth, Mount Laurel, Paramus, Phillipsburg, Toms River, Woodbridge and Voorhees.
Additionally, inspectors found that Brigham operated a secret abortion facility where he did late-term abortions.
Troy Newman, the President of Operation Rescue explained, “Violations found during an inspection that took place on May 26, 2011, discovered out-of-date medicine, metal instruments with a brown material in the hinges and inside the supposedly sterile packaging, surgical instruments tossed in unsterilized drawers, and surgical instruments stored in a “musty” smelling suitcase in broken wrappers – all of which were considered by employees to be ready for use on patients. Also discovered was a freezer where “Infectious Waste”, (the remains of aborted babies), was stored that was smeared with what an employee acknowledged was blood and contained a thick layer of frozen blood in the bottom. Dirty recovery room blankets and a dangerous lack of patient monitoring were also documented.”
In the past, Brigham has accused pro-lifers for his misfortunes and referred to them as “forces of hate.” The New Jersey Attorney General didn’t believe his allegation and said it was nothing more than his attempt to deflect attention away from his own misconduct and dishonesty.