Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Monday, July 9, 2007
OPERATION RESCUE PRESS RELEASE
Dangerous Abortionist Resurfaces At Troubled NJ Abortion Mill
Atlantic City, NJ - July 9th, 2007 - An abortionist who had his medical license revoked in two states and was disciplined in two others has resurfaced as the abortionist of record at the latest New Jersey abortion mill to be closed by the state for health and safety violations.
Stephen Chase Brigham told a reporter of theThe Press of Atlantic Citythat he was doing abortions at Alternatives in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 8 and 15, just before the state closed the abortion mill for violations that included a lack of a scrub sink and hot water for over a year, among other dangerous conditions. Brigham is in the process of buying the abortion clinic.
Brigham has been under investigation and discipline throughout his entire 20-year career. He voluntarily retired his medical license in Pennsylvania while under investigation just six years after graduating from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1986. Since then, Brigham had medical licenses revoked in New York and Florida, and received disciplinary action in California and New Jersey. He served 120 days in jail in 1998 for Medicaid fraud.
Brigham lost his New York license after lacerating the cervix, uterine artery and uterus of a 20-year old patient and taking hours to realize it. The patient eventually suffered an emergency hysterectomy in what the Heath Department described as a 'life-threatening' incident in which Brigham did not seem to understand the severity of the situation.
A New Jersey judge ordered Brigham to stop advertising his abortions as "painless" and "safe."
"What we see in New Jersey is a 'perfect storm' for disaster," said Operation Rescue spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger. "We have a seedy abortion mill with dangerous conditions being taken over by a shoddy abortionist with a history of trouble a mile long. Women who go to these places have no idea what kind of danger they are walking into."
"Stephen Brigham is a menace to the safety of women and their pre-born babies," said Sullenger. "If he isn't qualified to practice in two states, he isn't qualified to practice in any. We call on the State of New Jersey to keep Alternatives permanently closed and ban Brigham from the medical profession in the interest of public safety."
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