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Late term abortionist sets up shop in Maryland

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Anti-abortion protests planned as Late Term abortionist LeRoy Carhart sets up his chop shop in Germantown, MD.

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Details Emerge on LeRoy Carhart’s Late Abortions in Maryland
by Steven Ertelt | Germantown, MD | LifeNews.com | 12/1/10 7:49 PM

LeRoy Carhart, the infamous partial-birth and late-term abortion practitioner, is starting work on Monday at an abortion center in Maryland — expanding the business to do late and late-term abortions.

Carhart is a hired gun of sorts at the abortion business in Germantown, Maryland and will be working there and not operating the abortion business as his own or in a partnership with someone else.

“Basically he is looking for work because he is broke and can’t kill post viable babies in Nebraska, so he is hoping to score some money in Maryland,” Troy Newman of Operation Rescue told LifeNews.com this afternoon.

Newman says the National Abortion Federation “hates” Carhart and won’t refer women wanting abortions later in pregnancy to him. Instead, they tell women to travel across the country to Colorado to see Warren Hern or New Mexico to visit Curtis Boyd.

“Carhart has a long and troubled history within the abortion industry. The vicious feud between Vicky Saporta [the NAF president] and Carhart led NAF to stop referring abortion patients to Carthart’s abortion mill in Nebraska,” Newman explained. “This placed a huge financial burden on Carhart’s business and further strained his relationship with NAF.”
“Additionally, the Tiller family refused to talk to Carhart after George Tiller’s death. Carhart promised to re-open Tiller’s abortion mill, but the Tiller family went public with a press release distancing themselves from Carhart and denying that the clinic would ever reopen,” Newman added.

Although Carhart is quickly replacing the Tiller as the face of the hundreds of abortion practitioners who do abortions late in pregnancy, Newman says his observations lead him to believe he has been ostracized from the abortion industry.

“Even though Carhart seems to be the public face of the abortionist the inside story is that most, if not all, of his abortion colleagues think he is a bumbling hack that runs to the camera every chance he gets,” he told LifeNews.com.

Jill Stanek, a pro-life blogger, has been connecting the dots as well and noticed Carhart will not be opening an abortion business on his own as many pro-life observers thought he would do.

“But it turns out Carhart will not be opening a new mill in MD after all, which was one of his premises for soliciting funds in a September 30 letter to “supporter(s),’” she says. “In fact, it appears Carhart will simply function as a hired abortionist at an already existing mill, Germantown Reproductive Health Services. So unless Carhart has bought a piece of the action, he’s just another employee.”

She points to comments from Saporta to the Washington post saying “Carhart plans to begin working on Monday” as validating that fact.

She also points out that Carhart “indicated to the Associated Press he wasn’t sure of the location” when “Carhart knew all along when he would begin his new job and where. He’s such a liar.”

Saporta said that Carhart will provide abortions “beginning at 6 weeks” and continuing “through the second trimester” — beyond the abortions earlier in pregnancy the center already does.

The pro-life and faith communities of Maryland have quickly responded to the news and have committed to respond with action to send Carhart back to Nebraska, where he fled to avoid a new state law banning abortions after 20 weeks.

Newman indicates a clergy luncheon featuring Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition will meet on Thursday to discuss strategy to oppose Carhart’s late-term abortions and activate the faith based community.

Then on Monday, the day Carhart has said he will begin late-term abortions in Maryland, there will be a press conference and two-hour prayer protest. This location is expected to be the site of numerous protests and efforts to offer practical help to abortion-bound women in the coming weeks.

“Carhart’s late-term abortion business is looked upon with revulsion by the majority of Americans. He is certainly not welcome in Maryland, Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, Kansas, or any other state,” Newman said. “But unless those who value each and every human life speak out, Carhart and people like him will continue ply their grisly trade with impunity.”

Aborted babies ‘being left to die’ another form of Eugenics

Posted in Abortion, Eugenics, Infanticide, Late term abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2010 by saynsumthn

(AUSTRALIA) The Age , Barney Zwartz
October 7, 2010

BABIES that are surviving late-term abortions at Melbourne’s Royal Women’s Hospital might be being left on shelves to die, according to an Anglican minister
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Dr Mark Durie, minister of St Mary’s Caulfield, said staff were finding it hard to cope with a reported six-fold increase in late-term abortions at the Women’s since abortion was decriminalised in Victoria two years ago. He said because conscientious objection by medical staff was now illegal, the hospital could employ only people who endorsed late-term abortions.

Dr Durie is bringing a motion about late-term abortion to the annual Anglican synod, which opened in Melbourne last night.

He calls on the state government to answer five questions about late-term abortions:
■ How many are happening, and how late?
■ What are the reasons for the abortions?
■ Are those born alive receiving medical care, or what is their cause of death?
■ What has been the effect on staff morale at the Royal Women’s Hospital?
■ What has been the effect on staff recruitment?

He said in one case – not at the Women’s – a trainee was deeply traumatised when she was told to drop a living foetus in a bucket of formaldehyde.

Dr Durie said even in 2007, 52 babies survived late-term abortions, according to government figures. In some clinics they had simply been put on a shelf and left to die, and the public deserved to know what was happening now.

He said no figures had been officially released since abortion was decriminalised.

”Because of the deep ethical conflict involved, there will be pressure to suppress the reality of what is going on,” he said.

”I’m deeply concerned for the traumatising effect it has on doctors and nurses.”

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Outrage as agony aunt tells TV audience ‘I would suffocate a child to end its suffering’
By Vanessa Allen 4th October 2010

Television pundit Virginia Ironside prompted outrage yesterday after saying she would suffocate a child to end its suffering.

Shocked BBC viewers complained after the agony aunt said she would hold a pillow over the face of a child in pain.

Minutes earlier the controversial writer said ‘a loving mother’ would abort an unwanted or disabled baby, and praised abortion as ‘a moral and unselfish act’.

Miss Ironside said: ‘If a baby’s going to be born severely disabled or totally unwanted, surely an abortion is the act of a loving mother.’
She added: ‘If I were the mother of a suffering child – I mean a deeply suffering child – I would be the first to want to put a pillow over its face… If it was a child I really loved, who was in agony, I think any good mother would.’

Commentators accused the controversial writer of advocating eugenics, and disability rights campaigners branded her views ‘despicable’.

The mother-of-one and grandmother said it was better to terminate a pregnancy than to condemn a disabled or unwanted child to a lifetime of emotional or physical suffering.
She told BBC1’s religious discussion programme, Sunday Morning Live, that abortion could be an act of kindness in those circumstances.

She said: ‘Abortion can often be seen as something wicked and irresponsible, but in fact it can be a moral and unselfish act… Sometimes the decision of a good mother is not to have the child.’

Programme host Susanna Reid appeared visibly shocked by her comments during the live debate, gasping: ‘That’s a pretty horrifying thing to say, that you would put a pillow over a suffering child.’

The writer said she recognised that disabled people could lead active and fulfilling lives.

But she said there were millions of disabled and unwanted children around the world who were left suffering in institutions.

‘To go ahead and have a baby, knowing that you can’t give it some kind of stable upbringing, seems to me to be cruel,’ she said.

The controversial author and journalist has previously argued that doctors should not fight to save very premature babies.

Her latest comments were made as doctors prepared to lobby for a change in the law to allow people to help the terminally ill to die.
Disability campaigner Clair Lewis accused Miss Ironside of using physical suffering as an excuse for advocating eugenics, through the abortion of disabled children.
She said: ‘The problems that disabled people face will not be fixed by killing off unborn children.’

GP Peter Evans, of the Christian Medical Fellowship, said: ‘For us to make judgments that people are not worth life, not worth the opportunity to live, is a very dangerous thing.’
Viewers left a series of complaints on the programme’s website message board, although some praised the writer’s outspoken comments.

One wrote: ‘How on earth has this woman been able to put such views, care of the BBC, it is despicable? [sic] To put a view of murder on a TV program she should be arrested and charged with encouraging the act of murder on babies.’

Another branded her views ‘disgusting’, adding: ‘How can she suggest that a child’s quality of life can be so bad that they would be better off dead?’

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Here is the powerful story of a woman who was “Left to die” after her mother aborted her in the United States:

Gianna Jessen testimony- aborted as a baby tells her story

Posted in Abortion, Late term abortion, Video with tags , , , , , , on September 28, 2010 by saynsumthn

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Abortionist admits removing an arm, a leg, and some soft tissue “at the secret [abortion] clinic ”

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortionist, Late term abortion, Outrage, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence, Steven Chase Brigham, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2010 by saynsumthn

Botched Abortion Nightmare: ‘I wish I never heard of them’
• Written by Operation Rescue
• Posted September 13, 2010

Details emerge of a secret criminal plot to commit illegal late-term abortions in New Jersey and Maryland

She is only eighteen, but she is lucky to be alive. The ordeal that nearly cost her life began in early August. D.B., as records identify her, was on a popular brand of birth control pills that limited the number of periods, so she was unaware that the pills had failed until her pregnancy was advanced. On August 9, 2010, D.B. went to American Women’s Center in Voorhees, New Jersey, and discovered she was 21.5 weeks pregnant.

What happened next led to a dramatic abortion clinic raid, the suspension of the medical licenses of three abortionists, and launched investigations that span four states. News of the discovery of a multi-state illegal late-term abortion scheme has shaken the abortion industry to its crumbling foundations.

Authorities believe that if D.B. had not suffered her terribly botched abortion, the dangerous late-term abortion ring would still be one of the abortion cartel’s dirtiest of secrets.
Documents paint a shocking picture

Operation Rescue received 302 pages of documents from the State of New Jersey on September 9, 2010, through an open records request. The documents tell a shocking story of a well-planned conspiracy to circumvent abortion laws, evade discovery of the unlicensed practice of medicine, and deceive women and authorities who have long suspected illegal activity at the chain of clinics operated by troubled abortionist Stephen Chase Brigham.

The documents were related to a New Jersey complaint against Brigham filed on September 8, 2010, that demanded the suspension of his medical license after D.B.’s serious late-term abortion injuries caught the attention of the police as well as physicians at Johns Hopkins Medical center where D.B. was eventually treated. Brigham has since agreed to a suspension effective September 15, to give him more time to present his case to the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, (NJBME), at its scheduled meeting on October 13, 2010.

Brigham’s need to evade the law
The time-line of events actually began in January, 2010, when Brigham, who is not licensed to practice in Maryland, opened a secret office in a rented medical space in Elkton, Maryland. This clinic was not advertised under Brigham’s American Women’s Services, his four-state empire of 15 known abortion mills. Documents show that the Elkton facility’s paperwork often bore the name Grace Medical Services, but the people that worked there simply referred to it as Elkton. (See D.B. AWS Record, p. 30) The purpose of this under-the-radar office was to complete second and third trimester abortions that were illegally initiated at Brigham’s Voorhees, New Jersey, headquarters.

New Jersey law states that abortions can only be done up to 14 weeks at clinics not licensed as ambulatory surgical centers or hospitals. (N.J.A.C. § 13:35-4.2) The upper limit for any abortion in New Jersey is 18 weeks gestation. Brigham’s clinics are not licensed as ambulatory surgical centers, but that did not stop him from beginning abortion procedures there on women as late in their pregnancies as 36 weeks, according to his own records. (See Elkton Patient Logs)

According to interviews conducted by the Maryland Board of Physicians, (MDBP), with those involved in D.B.’s abortion, Brigham would, in spite of the law, see women who were beyond 14 weeks at his Voorhees, NJ clinic, where he would inject digoxin into the baby’s heart in order to initiate fetal demise, (in other words, kill the baby), then insert laminaria, thin sticks of seaweed that slowly expand to begin the cervical dilation process. He would also prescribe medications there. The women would be told to report to the Voorhees clinic the following morning where they would be taken to another undisclosed location for the completion of their abortions.

In June, 2010, suspecting illegal late abortions were being done by Brigham in Voorhees, the New Jersey Deputy Attorney General sent Brigham a list of questions that were was supposed to be answered in writing under oath. Brigham sent back a letter dated June 30, 2010, asking for additional time, but also addressing the question of late abortions. He wrote:
I looked briefly at the Demand and it appears that you may have the false impression that late-term abortions are being done by us in an office setting in New Jersey. This portion of your Demand I can directly answer now in this letter. We are not performing any abortions beyond 14 weeks in an office setting in New Jersey.

However, the documents supplied to patients and signed by them clearly show that abortions as late as 36 weeks are being started by Brigham in New Jersey.

Post-Laminaria Insertion Instructions given to patient D.B. in New Jersey clearly state, “You have just completed the first step of your abortion procedure…Remember that your abortion really begins when the laminaria is inserted into your cervix.” (D.B. AWS Record, pg. 21)

Brigham is charged with lying to the New Jersey Attorney General’s office about his late-term abortion activity in New Jersey. (See Pleadings, Count IV, p. 14)

We’re not in New Jersey anymore
Once the late-term women gathered at the Voorhees on the second day of their abortion procedure, they are assigned places in a caravan by Brigham, then led in their private vehicles to the Elkton facility where they are locked down for the remainder of their abortion.

Such was the case on August 13, the day of D.B.’s abortion. D.B., who was accompanied by her mother and boyfriend, was under the impression she was going to a clinic in Baltimore and was surprised to find herself in Elkton. In the caravan were some of Brigham’s New Jersey clinic workers, which were transported to Elkton to assist with the abortions. Other clinic workers from his Pennsylvania operations also met them in Elkton. It appears that there were no Maryland residents working at the Elkton clinic.

When they arrived at Elkton, the patients along with their accompanying family members were separated and placed into cubicles, or “booths” where they waited for the conclusion of the abortions. One of the other girls seemed to be in more pain than D.B. and the third abortion patient, so they took her first. Records show that this woman aborted twins that were 25 weeks gestation.

Nicola Riley
At about 11:00 a.m., D.B. was called back to the procedure room for her abortion. There, Brigham introduced her to Nicola Irene Riley, an African-American abortionist from Salt Lake City, Utah, that had recently been hired by Brigham. Riley’s first day on the job had been July 30, 2010, when she received training in third-trimester abortions on a woman who records show was 33 weeks pregnant. Riley reluctantly described that abortion as a “partial delivery.” The day of D.B.’s abortion was only Riley’s second day of work at Elkton. (MDBP Interview with Riley, p. 7)

Riley had been doing abortions for five years at another low-key abortion clinic in Salt Lake City known as SMP Family Medicine and Homecare, P.A., having been trained to do abortions through 20 weeks by experienced abortionists Colorado and Salt Lake City. She had agreed to work for Brigham every other weekend. She would spend Fridays in Elkton and Saturdays at the Baltimore and Frederick locations. Riley was trying to establish herself in Virginia, where she has family, in advance of a permanent move to the East Coast for the purpose of attempting to regain custody of her children.

In fact, it was D.B.’s impression that Brigham was training Riley on the day of her abortion. In her interview with the MDBP there was the following exchange:
Q. …Now when you walked into the exam room, Dr. Brigham was in there?
A. Mm-hmm
Q. Okay, did he say anything to you?
A. He introduced me to Dr. Reilly [sic]
Q. Okay. So, he just said this is Dr. Reilly?
A. Mm-hmm
Q. Did he say what Dr. Reilly was going to be doing?
A. No.
Q. Okay.
A. But it seemed like he was training her.
Q. Okay. Why did it seem like that to you?
A. Because she went to put in my anesthesia and he just like was telling her what to do.
Q . Okay.
A. And I was like nervous. I did not go to sleep right away.

While Brigham stroked D.B.’s shoulders in an attempt to calm her, Riley injected her with additional medication then proceeded with the D&E dismemberment abortion on her 22 week old baby.

But the patient’s mother, identified in documents only as C.B., began to think something was wrong. She estimates that D.B. had been in the procedure room about 2 hours. C.B. was disturbed by her daughter’s screams of pain. She told the MDBP, “Well, I kept hearing her [D.B.] screaming and hollering. And then – I mean, it did take long. It took like two hours, I think…But all I kept hearing was her screaming and hollering. And I told the lady that worked there, I can’t stand this. I got to leave out. So I kept going out to the hall, you know, to the other part of the building, you know, in front… Because, you know, I didn’t want to hear her [screaming] – and why is she screaming now because they put her to sleep.” (See MDBP Interview-CB)

Meanwhile, in the procedure room, Riley had begun the abortion procedure. She admits she remembers removing an arm, a leg, and some soft tissue. As she was going in to search for the cranium, Riley discovered what appeared to be a bowel in D.B.’s birth canal. Brigham confirmed that the tissue was likely a bowel. The abortionist had perforated D.B.’s uterus, shoved the remains of baby into her abdominal cavity, and pulled out part of her bowel through her vagina.

Time line problems and other discrepancies

There is a discrepancy in the time line and in accounts of the events that happened next.

C.B. claims that D.B. began her procedure at about 11:00 a.m. and that it lasted for about two hours. At that point, Riley came out and told C.B. that her daughter had complications and needed to be taken to the nearby hospital. Riley had placed D.B. into a wheelchair with her legs up and had intended to push her the two blocks to the emergency room. C.B. said that she insisted that an ambulance be called, but Riley refused, and after some discussion, D.B. was loaded into Brigham’s rental vehicle and transported to Union hospital where records show that they arrived at 1:39 p.m.

Riley first told the MDBP that she began the abortion around 11:00 a.m. but changed her story to 12:00 p.m. after the interviewer confronted her with the time of arrival recorded by Union Hospital. Riley recorded in D.B.’s medical record at the clinic, that she started the abortion at 1:00 pm. She told the MDBP that she was only 10-15 minutes into the abortion when she discovered the apparent complication, stopped immediately, and got her patient to the hospital within 10 minutes. (See MDBP Interview-Riley)

It is impossible that Riley’s confused account of the time line and C.B.’s account could both be true. Riley’s account changes three times, while C.B. and D.B. both have similar stories, making their version the most credible.

Records show that Riley ordered one of the aids to start an I.V. on D.B. before she was transported to the hospital, (see DB AWS Record, p. 31) however, Riley told the MDBP that she started the I.V. herself which “blew out” after a few minutes. (See MDBP Interview-Riley, p. 24) Riley says she monitored D.B.’s vital signs during the drive to the hospital and that her patient remained stable. Union Hospital records indicated that D.B. arrived unmonitored and without I.V. support. Their records also indicate that an IV was established in D.B. at the hospital with no problems.

I work “at the secret clinic that performs second trimester abortions in town.”

Once at the hospital, Riley and Brigham were said to have behaved strangely. Riley identified herself as a physician “that works at secret clinic that performs second trimester abortions in town.” (See Union Hosp Records) Brigham did not identify himself and hung back from the conversations. Riley insisted that an E.R. doctor come outside and speak with her, which delayed D.B.’s care. Riley informed the E.R staff of the complication and of the medications the patient had been given, but was evasive about the time and dosage of those medications. After ten minutes at the hospital, Riley and Brigham returned to the “secret clinic” in Elkton and completed another abortion.

Meanwhile, the staff members at Union Hospital were shocked. Records indicate that the physicians were not aware of any abortion clinic operating legally in Elkton.

Union Hospital examined and evaluated D.B. and determined that the injuries she suffered were so severe that the decision was made to transport her via helicopter to Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore where she was rushed into surgery immediately upon her arrival. There, doctors removed the remains of her partially aborted baby from her abdominal cavity, removed and repaired part of her small intestine, and repaired a tear at the back of her uterus. (See Johns Hopkins Records)

Elkton Police Arrive, Brigham Flees

Someone tipped off the Elkton police, because while Riley was finishing up her last abortion of the day, an officer arrived at the clinic and asked to speak with her. After the abortion was done, Riley spoke with the police. She presented her Utah drivers license and her Maryland physician’s license card.

Police asked if any other doctors were present. When she indicated that Brigham was there as well, police asked her to go get him so they could speak with him. To her surprise, when she went to notify Brigham that police officers wanted to see him, he had already fled the building, leaving Riley to deal with the increasingly tense situation with the police.
Riley resisted showing the officers around the clinic, citing “patient privacy” concerns. Finally she consented to walk the police through the building. Of that encounter Riley told the MDBP, “It was very kind of heated, I can actually say. And I said – I told them, you have to respect the patients’ privacy.”

She gave the police the website for Brigham’s American Women’s Services and his clinic license number and told them if they wanted more information, they would have to talk to the Voorhees office.

Police Raid Elkton
Riley’s next shift at Elkton was scheduled for August 20, 2010. Riley told the MDBP that she suspected that, based on the way she was “treated” in their previous encounter, the police may attempt to “impede procedures” on August 20. She arrived for her duty shift two hours early and remained in her car reading and drinking coffee.

Riley was approached by a plain-clothes detective who asked for her identification. Before she knew it, six squad cars had blocked both entrances to the clinic, including her vehicle. Even the Elkton Chief of Police was there.

The questioned Riley about “Maryland law and illegal criminal activity” and informed her that there was an open criminal investigation. Riley indicated that she either had to have an attorney present or they needed to let her go if she was not being arrested or subpoenaed. After about ten minutes, police allowed Riley to leave the scene.

She confided with the MNBP that she was anxious to get away from the police because she knew that Brigham was already in route from Voorhees, New Jersey, to Elkton, Maryland, with a caravan that included four women who were “active” and would need to have their abortions completed. Once free from the police, Riley says she called Brigham and told him that the police were at Elkton and that the women should be diverted to Baltimore. Riley rushed to Baltimore and readied the clinic for the late-term abortions. The caravan arrived about an hour after she did, and the four late-term abortions were done.

Riley admitted she arrived at Elkton early because anticipated the equivalent of a “picket line” of police and wanted to warn Brigham if that was so.

Open murder investigation
It was not until August 24, that Riley became aware that Brigham had been served with a search warrant for the Elkton clinic when he “casually” brought it up in conversation. Riley was stunned that the basis of that warrant was a open murder investigation. Riley was upset at Brigham for ducking out during the first police encounter, then for failing to notify her of the search warrant. She considered his conduct “unprofessional.”

In Maryland, there is no legal limit on when abortions can be done. However, if a pre-born baby is past viability and his or her life is taken in an illegal act, murder charges can be brought. (Md. Criminal Law Code Ann. § 2-103) Viability, as mention previously, is generally considered to be 24 weeks gestation.

Abortion logs recovered from the Elkton clinic show that Riley was involved in an abortion on twins at 25 weeks on the day of D.B.’s abortion, and on a 33 week baby on July 30. The gestational ages of the babies aborted in Baltimore on August 20 after the police raided the Elkton clinic are unknown.

Those same logs show that between June 23 and August 13, 2010, 51 abortions were started in Voorhees, New Jersey, after the 14-week legal limit there and completed in Elkton, Maryland. Of those abortions, 15 were done on viable babies either by Brigham or at his direction.

Riley’s “Physician Independent Contractor Agreement” dated July 30, 2010, provides a pay scale for Riley’s abortion services up to 37 weeks gestation.

Based on these records, felony charges in New Jersey of illegal late-term abortions and murder charges in Maryland would be very appropriate.

But Brigham and Riley were not the only ones involved in this dangerous late-term abortion racket.

Cover for unlicensed practice of medicine
At Elkton, patients were greeted by an elderly gentleman who was purported to be the “Medical Director” for Brigham’s Maryland offices. George Shepard, Jr., 88, once did abortions for him at his Baltimore facility. Shepard claims to have a disability that makes him unable to do abortions and also prevents him from driving. Every Wednesday and Friday, Brigham’s staff would send a car and transport him from his home in Delaware to the Elkton, Maryland, clinic.

During an interview conducted by the Maryland Board of Physicians on August 19, Shepard seemed unclear as to his duties, which apparently included of signing off on orders for medications for the clinic every two or three months, monitoring the clinic’s refrigeration system, and to “make sure physicians that come in – that they do a good job.” For his time, which consisted of about eight hours per week, Shepard was paid $400.

Shepard told the Maryland Board of Medicine during a telephonic interview conducted on August 19, that he would observe Stephen Brigham doing late-term abortions at Elkton as well as training others to do them. He admitted that Brigham used Shepard’s medical and DEA license to order drugs. He understood that Brigham was not licensed in Maryland and was under the impression that he came to Elkton because New Jersey would not allow abortions after 14 or 15 weeks.

Brigham appeared to be using Shepard’s Maryland medical license to shield anyone from discovering his own lack of licensure in Maryland. All the logs and forms in Elkton indicated that Shepard was the physician of record, even though Shepard was incapable of patient care. It is clear that Shepard, even in his somewhat confused state, understood that his presence allowed others to break the law.

Because of his involvement in knowingly aiding and abetting in the unlicensed practice of medicine, Shepard’s Maryland medical license was suspended on an emergency basis on August 31, 2010, along with that of Nicola Riley. MNBP issued a cease and desist order to Brigham to immediately halt the unlicensed practice of medicine in that state. The New Jersey request for suspension of Brigham’s medical license came just eight days later.

Another record obtained from the Elkton clinic indicated that a “Dr. Woalker” [sic] was also somehow involved in patient care. That turned out to be Kimberly Walker, a young woman fresh out of medical school with an open medical license application in Maryland. Walker insists that her involvement at American Women’s Services, including the Elkton location, was on a “voluntary” basis that entailed observation only. She told the MDBP that she met Brigham in 2009 and he offered to train her to do abortions. In January, she began observing abortions done by Brigham at his Maryland clinics where he is unlicensed. She swears that she was never involved in patient care and does not know how her name ended up on the patient log. So far, the MDBP has taken no known action against Ms. Walker.

Why is this guy still in business?
Brigham has a long history of problems that span his entire medical career. 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.

His medical licenses have been revoked in Florida and allowed to lapse under controversy in Georgia. He allowed his California license to expire under a cloud of accusations of negligence. He spent 120 days in jail in 1998 for billing fraud.

In April, Brigham was slapped with more than $234,000 in IRS liens for non-payment of payroll taxes. State tax liens to which he is subject, could amount to tens of thousands of dollars.
Brigham also voluntarily surrendered his Pennsylvania license, yet keeps a string of clinics open there. In July of this year, the Pennsylvania Department of Health ordered Brigham to cease abortions at all clinics owned by him in Pennsylvania. To circumvent the order Brigham transferred ownership of the clinics to an elderly woman in Ohio who reapplied for and was granted clinic licenses, so Brigham’s clinics never missed a day of work.

New Jersey, the last state in which Brigham was still allowed to practice medicine, showed a history of disciplinary action taken against his license there. A New Jersey judge once ordered Brigham to stop advertising his abortions as “painless” and “safe.”

Operation Rescue has reason to believe that Brigham’s transfer was in name only and that he still controls and profits from the Pennsylvania offices even though that state has done all it can to keep Brigham from conducting his abortion business there.

Brigham claims to have his own minimum standards of practice, which are supposedly “consistent with the published standards of the National Abortion Federation.” (See Riley-Brigham Contract, pgs. 4-5) But Vicki Saporta, head of the NAF told reporters that, “His record is the most egregious one I know of in the field.” Saporta has hypocritically supported the closure of Brigham’s clinics even though her own NAF mills are known to operate at similarly low standards.

Operation Rescue wants criminal charges

Operation Rescue is urging criminal charges to be filed against Brigham in New Jersey and Maryland. Authorities tell OR that their investigations are “very preliminary” and that criminal charges have not been ruled out.

“Traditional discipline simply does not work with Brigham,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “He has learned well from his many encounters with the law how to evade it and how to play the system to avoid taking any responsibility for his actions that have left a trail of human misery across America over the course of four decades. We cannot rest until this criminal is behind bars where he belongs.”

That may be of some small comfort to D.B. and her mom, who were traumatized by their encounter with Brigham and his cohorts.

At the end of her interview with the MDBP, C.B. was asked if she had any more to add about her experience with Brigham on that August Friday the 13th.

“Well, you know, that’s all I know from Friday – from what I experienced that Friday – Last Friday. But I wish I never heard of them.”

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Late-term Abortionists Dump Kansas Licenses, Will Avoid Discipline

Posted in Abortion, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortionist, Curtis Boyd, Late term abortion, pro-choice with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2010 by saynsumthn

• Written by Operation Rescue
• Posted August 5, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Albuquerque, NM – Two Albuquerque late-term abortionists who worked for George Tiller’s Women’s Health Care Services in Wichita, Kansas, before it permanently closed last year have dumped their Kansas medical licenses, placing them outside the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts.

Abortionist Shelley Sella cancelled her Kansas license the same week that the KSBHA notified Operation Rescue that an eleven-count disciplinary petition had been filed against Ann Kristin Neuhaus, who provided improper late-term abortion referrals to Tiller’s abortion business. The petition was based on a complaint made by an Operation Rescue staff member.

Susan C. Robinson voluntarily put her Kansas license on “Inactive” status a month after WHCS closed. At that time of the closure, Tiller also faced an eleven-count disciplinary petition filed by the KSBHA for illegal late-term abortions referred to him by Neuhaus. The KSBHA closed the case only because of his death in May, 2009.

“The move to voluntarily terminate their medical licenses in Kansas puts Sella and Robinson outside the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “That action says a lot about their legitimate concerns that they could also have faced discipline for abortion abuses in which they may have participated while in Kansas.”

Both abortionists are now operating in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at Southwestern Women’s Options, a late-term abortion mill operated by former back-alley abortionist Curtis Boyd. Boyd boasts of having done thousands of criminal abortions prior to Roe v. Wade and acknowledges that he is aware that he is killing by doing abortions.

Last month, Operation Rescue was notified that the KSBHA had filed a disciplinary petition against Neuhaus for improper late-term abortion referrals to Tiller’s clinic.

Without the referrals, WHCS would have been barred from doing the more financially lucrative abortions past viability. Abortionists who benefited from Neuhaus’ improper referrals included Tiller, Sella, Robinson, and Nebraska abortionist LeRoy Carhart.

Carhart alone maintains a current Kansas medical license. He remains under investigation in Nebraska after several clinic workers came forward and provided affidavits detailing abortion abuses and illegal activity they witnessed while in Carhart’s employment at his run-down mill in Bellevue, Nebraska. His efforts to open a late-term abortion clinic in Kansas after the closure of WHCS were blocked by Operation Rescue.

“The people of New Mexico, where Sella and Robinson have relocated, need to be aware that these two have a history of shady abortion practices. Sella, Robinson, and their new employer, Curtis Boyd, all have flouted the law and placed the lives of women at risk,” said Newman. “Sella and Robinson’s recent efforts to place themselves outside of the disciplinary jurisdiction of Kansas show they are defiant and are unwilling to amend their ways or submit to justice. Their above-the-law attitude is a dangerous one that could cost women their lives.”

Operation Rescue has deployed a Truth Truck to Albuquerque to help expose dangerous late-term abortions there and help women make decisions to save the lives of their babies. http://www.operationrescue.org/

Baby Almost Cremated Alive : Aborted baby cries before cremation

Posted in Abortion, China One Child Policy, Late term abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2010 by saynsumthn

Baby Almost Cremated Alive: Where the Road of Abortion Leads
• By Jennifer Hartline
• 5/25/2010
• Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic Online) – Sometimes there just isn’t an adequate adjective.

What is the word to describe a baby, aborted at 7 months, being placed in a box with cotton wool stuffed in his mouth and sent to the furnace of a crematory — alive?

Horrifying? Not even close. Shocking? A paltry description. What is the word?

Evil. Depraved. Malevolent. Wicked. Those words are a good fit. This unspeakable evil took place in China’s Guangdong Province. Just as this baby was about to be thrown into the fire, the mortuary worker heard him cry. The worker was startled by the sound and stopped to open the box and discovered the baby moving, choking on the cotton stuffed in his mouth. The worker cleared his mouth and the baby breathed peacefully.

The child was rushed back to the hospital from whence he’d come earlier that day labeled as medical waste. But doctors there refused to treat him. They left him in the lobby. They confirmed hours later that he was dead (they made sure this time) and sent him right back to the funeral home to be cremated.

Those who champion abortion will say that narratives like mine here are full of exaggeration, inflammatory language and highly-charged, emotional terms. But tell me, please, how can we adequately describe the nefarious act of discarding a human being like garbage sent to the furnace?

How is it inflammatory to describe the medical “procedure” whereby a baby is stabbed at the base of the skull, her brains literally sucked out of her head, her skull crushed and then removed from the birth canal? Or the process by which she is burned with chemicals, dismembered with forceps, stabbed in the heart with a lethal injection, or forcefully sucked out of the womb?

Those are simply the facts. It sounds inflammatory only to those who are liars and killers.

The language of liars and killers is far more ambiguous. Words like “choice”, “rights”, and “reproductive health” have an empowering and clinical ring to them, while they hypnotize a self-centered, hedonistic culture. “Fetus” is uttered callously as though it means something less than a human being. To the liars and killers, this is their vernacular, and it is persuasive and deceiving.

The heartless destruction of our children is monstrous, and those who accomplish it forfeit their humanity piece by piece. A human being has an innate instinct toward compassion, toward basic kindness unless that instinct is smothered by hate. No one kills babies out of love. A person only ignores a helpless, dying baby, as the doctors in China ignored that beloved child, because he has surrendered his heart to hate and death. A person rips a baby out of the womb and inflicts death only because he himself has surrendered to the spirit of death.

There are no other ends on the road of abortion; only hate, death and the utter loss of the soul.

To the advocates and administers of abortion in America, I dare you – defend the death of this Chinese baby. Explain the correctness of his murder; justify his torture. You must. It cannot matter at all to you where, when or how this baby died. All that matters is that he is dead, finally. The means to the end are irrelevant, if “choice” is sacrosanct. You already demand the right to dismember, burn, stab, suction and decapitate “it.” You must now go the next step and demand the right to use whatever means necessary to achieve the objective of death, whether in or out of the womb.

The time has come to admit what you’re really saying, what you’re really demanding – the right to violently extinguish another human being simply because you wish it. Your rhetoric may sound clever to you, with all its vague and generic descriptions of the baby in the womb, but the truth is never disguised, and every human heart not already atrophied by hate and death knows the truth. Abortion does not terminate a pregnancy. Abortion terminates the baby.

You are not heroes of choice or bodily autonomy or freedom or women’s rights. You are cheerleaders for and distributors of death. You are pirates who plunder the womb and profit from the killing of children.

Basic human decency and compassion demanded that those Chinese doctors help to save that poor baby’s life. But to the abortion militia, compassion and decency are smote by their mythical yet inviolate “right to choose.”

America, listen up. What happened in China is the only and inevitable destination of our country as long as we embrace the evil of abortion. In fact, we know for certain that we are already arriving at that destination. Babies who have the audacity to survive their abortion in this country are left alone on instrument tables to die, or thrown away like trash. Our Born Alive Infant Protection Act (how can such an act of legislation even be needed?!?) is ignored and unenforced. Don’t think it doesn’t happen in America.

It is inevitable that more and more babies will be thrown away, having survived their murder attempt, and left to die, or put in boxes and shoved into the furnace. There is only one objective to the cause of abortion: death. Once a taste for death has been acquired, it is never satisfied. It demands more blood, and more blood, and it is never enough. There is always another restriction to be lifted, another speed bump to level so that the road of “choice” is fast, unobstructed and easily traveled.

We are living in our own age of ongoing death camps, complete with furnaces where the unwanted, the imperfect, the sick, the powerless, the silent ones go to be eliminated.

There is only one cure and His name is Jesus. His innocent blood was shed to forgive the sins of every soul, even the depraved sin of abortion. There is mercy for us, America, if we will choose life. There is prosperity and healing and happiness and abundant grace for us if we will turn away from our sin and seek His face.

If we do not summon the courage to admit what we have done, what we continue to do, if we do not beg God’s mercy, the road we are on will surely lead to destruction. The only question is, what will it take to change our course?

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Jennifer Hartline is a grateful Catholic, a proud Army wife and mother of four precious children (one in Heaven). She is a contributing writer for Catholic Online. She is also a serious chocoholic. Visit her at My Chocolate Heart.

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NEW STORY HERE:

Aborted baby cries before cremation
Created: 2010-5-14 16:41:48
Author:Wang Xiang

AN aborted baby declared dead by doctors in south China’s Guangdong Province cried before he was due to be cremated, but died hours later as doctors refused to treat him.

A mortuary worker at Nanhai Funeral Home in Foshan City said the baby cried and scared him as he was about to throw the coffin into a furnace, Information Times reported today.

He opened the box and found the seven-month fetus moving, but apparently choking on some cotton wool in his mouth, the report said.

After the worker cleared his mouth, the baby yawned and breathed peacefully. Workers rushed him back to Guanyao Hospital which delivered the baby as medical waste earlier that day.

But doctors left him in the lobby, and confirmed after an hour that the baby died.

The vice head of the funeral house said Guanyao Hospital sent many aborted fetuses or still-born babies for cremation. This baby apparently survived an abortion at seven months, and he had videos to prove the baby was still alive before the cremation.

Hospital official Liu Sanhong said its staff checked the baby for an hour and made sure it was dead. Liu did not say whether the doctors tried to save the baby or not.

The body was later sent back to the funeral house. The report said all workers were ordered not to talk about the incident.

On March 31, at least 21 fetuses and dead babies were found dumped in a river in east China’s Jining City.

Eight had tabs with clinic code numbers attached to their feet. The Affiliated Hospital of Jining Medical University responsible for the corpses said they were “medical waste.”

Two hospital staffers have been detained while the director and deputy director of the hospital’s logistics department were sacked. A vice president of the hospital was suspended.