What happens when both pro-life and pro-choice groups are calling for authorities to investigate an abortion doctor and the media does not get the memo?
The media’s pro-abortion bias shows thru- that’s what !!!
When the notorious abortion doctor, Steven Brigham’s last medical license was revoked this week, the media, in their all-to-swift attempt to defend all things abortion labeled Brigham a “vilified doctor.”
The headline originated with the AP who tweeted the original story: Vilified abortion doctor’s last license pulled:
The AP Story quickly spread online to other media outlets. But as the day progressed, the media must have realized their error in labeling an abortionist whose horrific conduct was exposed by pro-lifers and allegedly by reproductive rights people a “vilified” doctor- they quickly changed their tune:
Here is a cached version from one news outlet which already changed their headline:
Did the AP even know that the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners had noted that Brigham betrayed the trust of the women he exploited?
Apparently, at the time of their original release, calling the abortionist vilified, the AP was unaware that pro-choice groups had “vilified” Brigham for years with abortion blogs like RH Reality Blog calling him “Rogue.” ( Of course, I dismantle the fact that Brigham was Rogue, as they suggest here, if you care to read it.)
In the article I mention above, written by Sharona Coutts, RH Realty Blog’s Director of Investigations and Research calls Brigham an abortionist with a checkered history, “The claim is the latest in a slew of allegations leveled against Dr. Steven C. Brigham, whose checkered history of harming patients and flouting laws has led several states to suspend or revoke his medical license,” she writes.
There, she links to another article she penned in 2013, entitled, For Decades, Authorities Let Rogue Abortion Provider Harm Women, Despite Pleas From Legitimate Doctors, where she attempts to convince her readers that Brigham was so dangerous that even the abortion community called for investigations.
She writes, “In numerous complaints, emails and phone calls over a period of more than two decades, legitimate abortion providers from New Jersey and neighboring states alerted authorities to Brigham’s dangerous conduct, furnishing warnings they say went largely unheeded. Doctors provided copies of many of these complaints, as well as extensive logs of their calls, to RH Reality Check.
“An investigation by RH Reality Check shows that New Jersey officials responsible for overseeing healthcare in that state could have prevented injuries to this and subsequent patients, had they acted on warnings about Brigham that predicted this exact scenario.
“If they had listened right in the beginning and taken appropriate action, I think these harms would have been prevented,” Jen Boulanger, a clinic administrator who has spent years amassing complaints about Brigham and his associates, told RH Reality Check. “I think state agencies were afraid of raising eyebrows about abortion, but they just should have handled it like they do any other field of medicine.”
Teddy Wilson, another author from the radically pro-abortion blog, uses the same “Rogue” terminology when he describes Brigham as having, “a troubling past, and has been under investigation by state authorities for medical practices that have pushed the boundaries of ethics and the law.”
In the August 2014, article, Wilson goes on to describe Brigham’s abysmal record, “In August 2010, an 18-year-old patient was left with major internal injuries after what was supposed to have been a routine surgical abortion performed by a Brigham-affiliated clinic. The doctor who performed the emergency surgery on her at a Baltimore hospital contacted the authorities, leading to a raid of the clinic by law enforcement, who found fetal remains in freezers.
“Brigham’s medical privileges were suspended in 2010 when the Board of Medical Examiners found that “his continued practice presents a clear and imminent danger.”
In November 2013, the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Bureau of Facility Licensure and Certification issued an order against Philadelphia reproductive health clinic Integrity Family Health for failing to disclose an affiliation with American Women’s Services.
“The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that in the 86-page decision, Administrative Law Judge Jeff Masin wrote that Brigham’s “past conduct is troubling.”
So, I suspect, that after the media was wholly embarrassed by their attempt to make Brigham a victim, they revised their headlines to this: Abortion doctor has final medical license revoked
And the AP may have sent out a memo, because several other media outlets republishing the AP story have also changed their titles removing the word “Vilified” !
The Minneapolis Star Tribune went from this:
The Stamford Advocate did the same:
That trend continued, although the cached versions of some of these do not exist, the link takes you to articles with a different headline:
And, some have not received the memo to eliminate the term “Vilified” yet:
What is the take-away from all this? Well, in my humble opinion, this more than proves that when it comes to abortion and the safety of women, the pro-abortion media already has their tagline – don’t blame the abortion industry- Blame pro-life people – end of story.
Only, in this case, they made fools of themselves doing it!