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NAF files suit to silence pro-life group exposing Planned Parenthood baby parts operation

Posted in Center for Medical Progress, National Abortion Federation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2015 by saynsumthn

The National Abortion Federation (NAF) has filed for a request for a preliminary injunction against the group that is exposing Planned Parenthood’s baby parts operation.

The suit filed against, Biomax Procurement Services LLC, The Center For Medical Progress, David Daleiden and Troy Newman of Operation rescue, seeks to prohibit the group from releasing conversations taped at their meetings.

NAF Files Suit Center for American Progress

NAF IN BED WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD DOCS

Naf and NARAL Planned Parenthood docs

The National Abortion Federation is considered by some as the professional voice of the abortion industry. I guess if a federation of child killers could be credible, this would describe NAF.

But, truth be told, both NAF and NARAL are in bed with the two Planned Parenthood docs, and have an investment that would motivate them to preserve now questionable reputations.

NAF Clinical policy Guide 2015 abortion

In NAF’s 2015 Clinical Policy Guidelines

From the document:

    The mission of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) is to ensure safe, legal, and accessible abortion care, which promotes health and justice for women. An important part of this work is to develop and maintain evidence-based guidelines and standards as well as to educate providers in the latest technologies and techniques. NAF’s programs make it possible for women to receive the highest quality abortion care.

    Like its precursors, the 2015 edition of NAF’s Clinical Policy Guidelines (CPGs) establishes clinical policy guidelines, which are developed by consensus, based on rigorous review of the relevant medical literature and known patient outcomes. These guidelines are intended to provide a basis for ongoing quality assurance, help reduce
    unnecessary care and costs, help protect providers in malpractice suits, provide ongoing medical education, and encourage research.

Any guess just who has authored some of this alleged “relevant medical literature?”

Planned Parenthood’s baby parts abortionists!

Dr. Deborah Nucatola head of Planned Parenthood’s medical services department bragged how she will crush above or crush below the desired child’s organ to appease “buyers” of the fetal body parts.

Planned Parenthood’s Medical Directors’ Council President Mary Gatter described on tape how she would modify the abortion procedure, performing a “Less Crunchy” technique to obtain more “whole specimens.” Gatter then joked about wanting a Lamborghini.

And…both are referenced in NAF’s footnotes:

Gatter Nicatola Planned Parenthood NAF

From the study:

Nucatola and Gatter study

NAF Clinical policy Guide 2015 abortion Gatter Nicatola

From the study:

Mary Gatter elininating post operative abortion

The references were also referenced in NAF’s 2014 Clinical Guidelines

NAF’s lawsuit was announced on the abortion lobby group’s website this morning.

NAF Lawsuit Troy Newman

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, asks that the Defendants be preliminarily and permanently enjoined from publishing or otherwise disclosing any recordings or confidential information from NAF annual meetings, publishing or otherwise disclosing the names or addresses of any NAF members that they learned at NAF annual meetings, and attempting to gain access to any future NAF meetings.

NAF meetings are one of the only places where abortion providers can come together to learn about the latest research and advances in their field, and network without fear of harassment or intimidation. Many of the attendees are high-profile targets of anti-abortion extremists,” NAF stated in the press release.

NAF Tweet CMP

The suit claims the pro-life group new dates, times, and locations of NAF meeting and that NAF’s annual meetings have already been referenced in the tapes released thus far, including references to conversations the conspirators had with Dr. Matthew Reeves, NAF’s Medical Director.

OR Responds you must have a lot to hide

A response tweeted by Operation Rescue to NAF reads, “You must have a lot to hide.”

David Daleiden on CNN Planned Parenthood Stem Express

Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue responded, “How dare a cabal of baby-killers attempt to cast aspersions on my good name when it is they themselves that are ore than likely engaging in the illegal and repulsive practice of trafficking and profiting from fetal organs obtained during abortions.”

The NAF suit claims that it could suffer “irreparable harm” if the videos were made public.

This suit is a panicked attempt to prevent the truth from being told about NAF involvement in profiteering from aborted baby remains,” said Newman.

“It is really a cover-up of potential evidence of their own wrong doing. They obviously have a lot to hide.”

“We will fight to preserve our precious freedom of speech and freedom of the press along with the ability for citizen journalists to engage in investigative journalism. The NAF’s attempt to intimidate us and sue us into silence will not succeed,” Newman added.

Read more by Operation Rescue here.

Earlier this week, CMP’s Lead investigator spoke about a Stem Express restraining order.

David Daleiden said Stem Express wanted to censor the vids because they showed conversations with the profitable procurement company officials admitting that they get fully intact babies from abortion clinics possibly violating federal law.

(Read more here)

NAF and NARAL vested interest in attacking pro-lifers over Planned Parenthood vid

Posted in NARAL, National Abortion Federation, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2015 by saynsumthn

The National Abortion Federation and NARAL have come on board the Planned Parenthood talking points parade to ignore the words of two top abortionists and blame the Center for Medical Progress filmmakers who caught them bragging about a gruesome body parts operation.

NARAL Planned Parenthood

BAF Planned Parenthood

But, truth be told, both NAF and NARAL are in bed with the two Planned Parenthood docs, and have an investment that would motivate them to preserve now questionable reputations.

The National Abortion Federation is considered by some as the professional voice of the abortion industry. I guess if a federation of child killers could be credible, this would describe NAF.

NAF Clinical policy Guide 2015 abortion

In NAF’s 2015 Clinical Policy Guidelines

From the document:

    The mission of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) is to ensure safe, legal, and accessible abortion care, which promotes health and justice for women. An important part of this work is to develop and maintain evidence-based guidelines and standards as well as to educate providers in the latest technologies and techniques. NAF’s programs make it possible for women to receive the highest quality abortion care.

    Like its precursors, the 2015 edition of NAF’s Clinical Policy Guidelines (CPGs) establishes clinical policy guidelines, which are developed by consensus, based on rigorous review of the relevant medical literature and known patient outcomes. These guidelines are intended to provide a basis for ongoing quality assurance, help reduce
    unnecessary care and costs, help protect providers in malpractice suits, provide ongoing medical education, and encourage research.

Any guess just who has authored some of this alleged “relevant medical literature?”

Planned Parenthood’s baby parts abortionists!

Mary Gatter Denorah Nucatola Planned Parenthood

Dr. Deborah Nucatola head of Planned Parenthood’s medical services department bragged how she will crush above or crush below the desired child’s organ to appease “buyers” of the fetal body parts.

Planned Parenthood’s Medical Directors’ Council President Mary Gatter described on tape how she would modify the abortion procedure, performing a “Less Crunchy” technique to obtain more “whole specimens.” Gatter then joked about wanting a Lamborghini.

And…both are referenced in NAF’s footnotes:

Gatter Nicatola Planned Parenthood NAF

From the study:

Nucatola and Gatter study

NAF Clinical policy Guide 2015 abortion Gatter Nicatola

From the study:

Mary Gatter elininating post operative abortion

The references were also referenced in NAF’s 2014 Clinical Guidelines

In addition, NARAL has “honored” abortionist Mary Gatter with an award:

NARAL Mary Gatter

And NARAL has also used Mary Gatter in papers they penned to attack pro-life bills.

Mary Gatter PPLA

This one opposed the Ultrasound Informed Consent Act, which would have required all women seeking abortion services
undergo an ultrasound.

NARAL Mary Gatter Ultrasound PP

From the study:

Maryt Gatter Ultrasound

Interestingly, Gatter opposes women seeing an ultrasound do they can make an informed decision, but she will use an ultrasound to carefully kill an unborn child in an abortion with a “less crunchy” manner in order to procure more “specimens.”

Abortion doc sells clinic interests to director with sexual abuse history

Posted in Abortion and Sexual Assault, Abortion clinic, Abortionist, Abortionist loses medical license, Abortionist Sexual, Brigham, National Abortion Federation with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2015 by saynsumthn

Long time abortionist Steven Brigham has sold his abortion clinic interests, American Women’s Services, to another abortion doctor with a history of sexual abuse, according to a Pennsylvania news outlet.

An article in Philly.com entitled, “Discredited abortion doctor sparks fresh outrage with clinic sale,”reads:

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    Late last year, activists on both sides of the abortion divide cheered when New Jersey regulators permanently yanked the medical license of Steven Brigham, 58, an abortion doctor they had been sounding alarms about for decades.

    The action meant Brigham – whose macabre practices were found to endanger and deceive patients – was required to divest his ownership in eight clinics in New Jersey, which made up the bulk of his multistate abortion business, advertised as American Women’s Services.

    But Brigham’s critics are not cheering the latest development: Brigham sold his interests to his medical director, Vikram Kaji, whose medical license was suspended in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in the mid-1990s for sexually abusing patients and wrongly prescribing controlled substances.

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Kaji’s sexual abuse was documented by the website abortiondocs.com :

    Dr. Vikram Kaji has a long history of sexually abusing his patients. Dr. Kaji was professionally disciplined by the State of New Jersey on November 1, 1993, and given a 12-month suspension for sexually abusing three patients and indiscriminately prescribing controlled dangerous substances. He was disciplined for having sex with one patient in his office, and for performing ‘‘improper’’ rectal and breast exams on two other patients. According to a consent order, Dr. Kaji knew the woman he had sex with suffered from severe depression, had been sexually abused as a child, and had once been hospitalized for psychiatric problems. He was also disciplined by the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency on February 22, 1994, and made to surrender his controlled substance license. He was also disciplined by the State of Pennsylvania on December 23, 1994, and his license was suspended for 36 months.

From the New York Medical Board:

Kaji medical board

Read more here.

Philly.com reported the sexual abuse this way at the time:

    According to the order, Kaji, 59, has admitted to having unprotected sexual intercourse with a woman in the birthing room of his clinic while staff was in the office and the door unlocked. The order also says Kaji has denied conducting improper examinations and improperly prescribing drugs.

Read more here.

Vikram Kaji sexual abuse

In 2013, the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners found that Kaji, 79, “had failed to adequately fulfill his responsibilities as medical director,” a job that includes overseeing controlled substances. Kaji admitted he had suffered a stroke that had affected his memory and vision, and was ordered to undergo “neuropsychological evaluation,” according to public records, reports the Philly.com.

I sometimes get too friendly, but nothing is meant by it in my mind, for sure,” Kaji said at the time. “The problem is I don’t realize how the other person is taking it.”

Of course at the time this all happened and the state suspended his medical license, Kaji vowed that he was done practicing medicine – yet- he has managed to remain in the abortion industry as an active physician – go figure.

The National Abortion Federation which tries to claim that they distance themselves from Brigham and Kaji had this to say:

I am not surprised at Brigham,” said Vicki Saporta, president and CEO of the National Abortion Federation. “This is the type of deceptive activity we’ve come to expect from him. But I am surprised the state would accept this as being in compliance with their [divestiture] order, since Kaji is clearly unable and unsuitable to be running abortion clinics in New Jersey. Brigham is clearly trying to … continue to maintain control over the clinics.”

However, Brigham once bragged about attending NAF events with no outrage from the abortion rights group:

Brigham and NAF

NAF pretends that Brigham and Kaji are rare exceptions, I maintain they are not and document general abuse including sexual abuse by the abortion industry here.

A rival abortion clinic weighed in as well:

Jennifer Boulanger, communications director at the Cherry Hill Women’s Center, sent this e-mail response to Philly.com by e-mail, “Although we have come to expect that Steven Brigham would allow someone so grossly unqualified to manage patient care, we are hopeful that New Jersey regulators will use the power granted to them to disallow this ownership transfer.”

Saporta, the National Abortion Federation leader, which defends abortion docs nationwide told the media outlet, “People who read about this should be alarmed. Enough, enough, enough with these people.”

Enough IS enough!

In response, Operation Rescue has submitted a letter of complaint to Deputy Attorney General Jeri Warhaftig urging her office to disallow the alleged transfer of Steven Chase Brigham’s New Jersey abortion businesses to Vikram Kaji.

The transfer of Brigham’s abortion clinics to Kaji is completely offensive and unacceptable. It is shocking that Kaji is even allowed to practice medicine, given his background of sex abuse, drug violations, and negligence,” said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue, who wrote the complaint. “We are asking for the State to disallow the transfer of Brigham’s abortion businesses to Kaji, and order them to close immediately.”

Perhaps Saporta will join groups like Operation Rescue and others in denouncing all the abortionists that kill, injure,rape or abuse their patients instead of having a faux anger when they are held to account by the media, but I seriously doubt that will hapen.

Currently, American Women’s Services’ website advertises 16 clinics in New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

Read the Philly.com report here.

Is NAF’s exclusive membership harming women seeking abortion?

Posted in National Abortion Federation, Texas Abortion, Texas abortion clinics with tags , , , , on August 5, 2014 by saynsumthn

Today, the National Abortion Federation, a select group of abortion providers who meet a special standard of care approved by NAF, has posted their support for the challenge to a new law enacted last year by the Texas legislature (HB2).

NAF Supports opposition to HB2

The National Abortion Federation which funnels many abortion referrals to their paying abortion clinic members nationwide has an exclusive club of abortion clinics which they can approve or reject.

Supposedly – NAF bases this “list” on abortion clinics which comply with their Clinical Policy Guidelines

NAF Clinical Guidlelines

But, I have to ask, why is it that when the abortion industry publishes an exclusive list of members and excludes other abortion clinics we do not hear the cry that women will die because they will not be informed of clinics in closer proximately to them from NAF?

After all, the talking points on HB2 is that women will be limited in abortion services if the state increases safety standards which force abortion clinics to close. So, if women can’t even get the list of open abortion clinics from the mother-ship of abortion themselves, the National Abortion Federation, wouldn’t NAF be contributing to the alleged avalanche of unsafe/ illegal abortions headed our way?

NAF Texas August 2014

Even Planned Parenthood has criticized how the new Texas law will reduce distribution of abortion providers, yet NAF excludes many providers from their list.
PP HB2

NAF opposes HB2 and any effort to force abortion clinics to comply with the same standards as other ambulatory surgical centers. However, they claim that not all abortion clinics out there are “good enough” to meet their loose standards. This should alarm women. If NAF, an organization which profits from abortion, segregates some clinics from others – shouldn’t the state, which represents the people be allowed to do the same?

I collected a list of abortion clinics published by the Texas Department of State Health Services as of June of 2014.

Of the clinics licensed in June- some were NAF members and some were not.

Shouldn’t NAF list every Texas abortion clinic so women will have full access and not be forced to travel for miles to seek abortion services?

It is clear that NAF profits off being exclusive and therefore will never do women the alleged service of listing all Texas or national abortion clinics on their website, as I demonstrate below:

Abortion clinics licensed and open as of June 2014
TX Clinics Licensed in June 2014
AAA Concerned Women’s Center Inc – NAF MEMBER
Houston, TX

Aaron Women’s Center/ Womens Pavilion -NOT LISTED WITH NAF !
5607 Schumacher Ln. Houston

Abortion Advantage – NOT LISTED WITH NAF !
1929 Record Crossing
Dallas, Texas

Alamo Womens Reproductive Services Clinic Inc. -NAF MEMBER
San Antonio, TX

Austin Womens Health Canter – NAF Member
Austin, TX

Coastal Birth Control Center – NOT a NAF member
1901 Morgan Avenue, Corpus Christi, TX

Hilltop Womens Reproductive Clinic – NOT a NAF Member
500 E. Schuster, Edificio B
El Paso, TX

Houston Women’s Clinic – NAF MEMBER
Houston, TX

International Healthcare Solution – NAF MEMBER
Austin, TX

North Park Medical Group – NOT A NAF Member
8363 Meadow Road
Dallas, Tc

Planned Parenthood Babcock Sexual HealthCare – NOT a NAF member
104 Babcock Rd.
San Antonio, TX

Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Surgical Health Services – Not a NAF member
7424 Greenville Ave #211 Ste.B
Dallas, TX

Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Surgical Health Services – Not a NAF member
1121 Ross Avenue, Suite A
P.O. Box 1459
Waco, TX

Reproductive Services
Routh Street Womens Clinic – NAF MEMBER
Dallas, TX

Suburban Womens Clinic – NOt a NAF Member
3101 Richmond Ave, Suite 250
Houston, Texas

Suburban Womens Medical Center – Not a NAF Member
17070 Red Oak Dr., Suite 509
Houston, Texas

Whole Womens Health of Austin NAF Member – CLOSED
A/K/A Austin Whole Woman’s Health
Austin, TX

Whole Woman’s Health of Fort Worth, LLC – NAF MEMBER
Fort Worth, TX

Whole Womens Health of McAllen – Not a NAF Member – CLOSED !

Whole Woman’s Health of San Antonio, LLC – NAF MEMBER
San Antonio, TX

Women’s Center of Houston – NAF MEMBER
Houston, TX

NAF MEMBERS NOT LISTED AS LICENSED BY THE STATE OF TEXAS:

Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center
Dallas, TX

Planned Parenthood Center for Choice, Inc.
Houston, TX

Abortion Clinics Closed as of June of 2014

Tx Ab CLinics Out of Business June 2014

A Affordable Womens Medical Center
AAlto Womens Center
All Womens Medical Center
Killeen Womens Health Center
New Womens Clinic Inc
Planned Parenthood Bandera Road
Planned Parenthood Center for Choice Bryan
Planned Parenthood Center for Choice Stafford
Planned Parenthood Choice
Planned Parenthood Choice
Planned Parenthood Northeast Sexual Healthcare Services
Planned Parenthood Womens Health Center
Reproductive Cervices
West Side Clinic Inc
Whole Womens Health of Beaumont

Pro-choice post implies baby with two heads should have been aborted

Posted in National Abortion Federation, Pro-choice mocking with tags , , , , , , on May 19, 2014 by saynsumthn

A Pittsburgh pro-choicer posted something horrible in an attempt to discredit pro-lifers.

Tor Hershman who calls himself a philosopher on his facebook page commented on the story of Rebeca Martinez a Dominican infant born with a second partially formed head. The child died after an attempt to remove the second head. Doctors said her death was from blood loss during the surgery.

But rather than sympathy – – this pro-choicer decided to go to the facebook page of the National Abortion Federation and post this about the newborn, “ I wasn’t aborted and all I got was this crummy extra head and death.”

Baby not aborted with extra head2

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It is ironic that the post was placed on the NAF fb page since they promote abortions for any reason at any age.
NAF Baby
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Mr. Hershman’s facebook cover also says a lot about him- his image mocks the Lord’s prayer and his youtube page is also full Christian bashing vids:

Tor

Nice guy huh?

Meanwhile, as technology advances, children born with two faces or two heads are making progress.

The Australian mom who refused to terminate the pregnancy of her daughters — even though they shared one body and one head but have two separate faces and brains — has given birth. Despite sharing one body and all organs, the parents consider them two babies, whom they named Faith and Hope. The babies have so far defied the odds by surviving for nine days, and doctors say if they can live past the five week mark, they stand a good chance of surviving. But for how long?

The babies suffer from craniofacial duplication or diprosopus, a condition so rare that only 35 babies before Faith and Hope have been documented with it.

Read more

Founding Board Member of National Abortion Federation Dies

Posted in National Abortion Federation with tags , , , , , on May 1, 2014 by saynsumthn

Terri BeresfordA founding member of the National Abortion Federation, Terry Beresford, died last week in Virginia, according to pro-choice bloggers.

Terry Beresford
In addition to her work with NAF, Beresford worked at a Washington DC abortion clinic and later at Planned Parenthood of Maryland.

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In 1981, Beresford met her match when she was opposed by a doctor from a Chicago Ghetto. According to the Afro America, Dr. Jasper F. Williams, past president of the Black National Medical Association, told Beresford that was genocide against the black race.

“Abortion is the easy way out,” Dr. Williams said, “because a large number are performed on blacks, we have the feeling- I have the feeling- there are ulterior motives involved.”

” I’m not certain it is because they’re interested in the welfare of the black women or whether they’re just tired of increased public aid rolls the black women increase by having more and more babies…”

“If you look at that side of the question, it looks like genocide. I don’t believe the solution for the social and economic ills of this country should be solved that way.”

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Abortionist Steven Brigham Lied according to Prosecutors

Posted in Abortionist, Brigham, National Abortion Federation, Pro-choice silence, Pro-choice Spin with tags , , , , , , on December 4, 2013 by saynsumthn

Steven-Chase-BrighamThree years ago, New Jersey regulators suspended abortion provider Steven Brigham’s medical license for endangering and deceiving patients. During the suspension hearing, he testified that he was covered by medical malpractice insurance.

Since the early 1990s, public records show, Brigham’s patients have suffered emergency hysterectomies, severe bowel injuries, severed ureters, and sweeping lacerations to the uterus. Over a period of two decades, Brigham has been barred from practicing medicine in at least six states, sued by his landlords and business associates, and even served jail time for failing to pay taxes.

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According to RH Reality Blog, in 1986, Brigham failed to complete his National Abortion Federation (NAF) training, and his application for membership was denied.

“We were very enthusiastic about this doctor when he first came,” said Suzanne Poppema, a former board chair of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and Physicians for Reproductive Health. “He was young and socially adept and seemed to say all the right things, and asked good questions that you would expect someone just starting out to ask.”

“Right away we started hearing that he was moving into both early and later second-trimester abortions. And he had a complication,” she said, referring to a problem with an abortion procedure.

“I sat down with him and three other physicians, and we said to him, ‘You have to promise that you will not do any second-trimester abortions until you have spent two weeks with one of our senior physicians,’” Poppema recalled.

Now, as Brigham, 57, tries to regain his license, New Jersey prosecutors have submitted evidence that his sworn statement was yet another lie. They allege that not only did he stop carrying required liability insurance around 2006, but last month produced a phony insurance policy when forced to back up the statement.

The Bermuda-based company that purportedly issued his policy was itself a sham. It has not issued policies since 2006, when the company operator went to jail for insurance fraud and money laundering, according to legal papers filed Nov. 27 by New Jersey Deputy Attorney General Jeri L. Warhaftig.

“Brigham also produced a fraudulent receipt for payment for a policy issued by” the sham company, Warhaftig wrote.

Brigham’s attorney, Thomas Gorrell, did not respond to requests for comment.

The allegations are the latest twist in Brigham’s 20-year, multistate history of trouble with regulators, the IRS, landlords, creditors, and law enforcement agencies, according to the Philly Inquirer.

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Operation Rescue reports that, Brigham has drawn more charges after an interview with the woman who was injured revealed in an interview that she did not sue Brigham for her botched abortion because he did not have the required malpractice insurance. This prompted New Jersey Deputy Attorney General Jeri L. Warhaftig to investigate further. She discovered that the insurance certificate Brigham submitted was for a sham company in the Bahamas that had shut down when the proprietor was convicted of insurance fraud and other crimes. She also found that the receipt he offered as proof of current payment was a fake and that Brigham has not carried the mandatory malpractice insurance since 2006.

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Fellow Brigham abortionist Nicola Riley had been issued a public reprimand and ordered to pay a penalty of $5,000 for unprofessional conduct related to a botched abortion at a secret late-term abortion clinic in Elkton, Maryland, operated by Brigham.

In Utah, the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) issued its final order against Riley on November 25, 2013, after reviewing the final order from Maryland revoking her medical license in that state. Riley was further ordered to “submit an essay describing how she will modify her practice to ensure that any facility in which she practices has an appropriate [emergency] contingency plan.”

DOPL further ordered that the $5,000 penalty be stayed pending the outcome of her Maryland license revocation appeal, which is currently progressing through the system.

Previously, DOPL sanctioned Riley for lying about a previous felony conviction while serving in the military to gain admittance to medical school and licensure in Utah. She was ordered to pay a fine of $10,000 and was restricted from conducting abortions pending the outcome of the Maryland case.

Operation Rescue first discovered Riley’s misrepresentations about her criminal past and obtained her military records through a FOIA request that proved it.

The most recent order makes no mention of restricting her abortion practices, leading to concerns that she may return to the abortion industry.

“I find it shocking that anyone would allow Riley to practice medicine in any form after lying to multiple medical boards, engaging in illegal late-term abortions, nearly killing a woman, then using the worst possible judgment that further delayed emergency care,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “I doubt if an essay on the subject of emergency contingencies will do much to protect the public from her brand of quackery.”

In September, 2010, Riley was working for Brigham doing second and third trimester abortions in Elkton. Brigham would illegally induce labor in the women at his headquarters in Voorhees, New Jersey, then would lead a caravan of laboring women down to a secret facility in Elkton, Maryland, where he was training Riley to complete the riskier late-term procedures.

However, Brigham was legally allowed only to abortion up to 14 weeks. To make matters worse, Brigham was never licensed to practice medicine in Maryland.

During an abortion on patient D.B., as she is referred to in legal documents, Riley perforated her uterus and pulled out part of her bowel.

Records state that Riley waited 90 minutes after inflicting the injury before transporting the patient down the block to a nearby hospital via Brigham’s private vehicle. Riley had considered placing the woman, with her bowel hanging out her vagina, into a wheelchair and pushing her down the sidewalk to the hospital ER. She refused to call an ambulance, even though the women’s condition was serious.

Unbelievably, DOPL found nothing wrong with transporting a patient in her precarious condition via private vehicle, noting that “if a patients s [sic] condition is too critical to wait for ambulance service in a rural or remote area, the use of a private car might well be the best option.” (Emphasis added.)

However, Maryland Board of Physicians documents obtained by Operation Rescue show that Brigham’s secret Elkton abortion clinic was only one block away from Union Hospital’s Emergency Room.

After taking the woman to the hospital, Brigham and Riley behaved suspiciously, stating they were from the “secret late-term abortion clinic in town.” Alarmed, the hospital staff notified the police. The patient was transported via Life Flight to Baltimore for emergency surgery to save her life. The surgeon who treated her reported Riley and Brigham to the Maryland Board of Physicians.

Police later raided the Elkton facility and discovered the bodies of 35 late-term babies stored in a blood-smeared freezer. Brigham and Riley were arrested on murder charges in related to the aborted baby remains and extradited to Cecil County, Maryland, where their charges were eventually dropped after an expert witness withdrew from the case.

D.B. eventually sued Riley for malpractice and reached an undisclosed settlement.

Riley’s Maryland medical license was first suspended and later revoked based upon her lies about her criminal past and her unprofessional conduct in delaying emergency care for her botched abortion victim. In addition, Riley was forced to surrender her medical license after the medical board there discovered she had lied on her license application there as well.

Maryland issued a cease and desist order against Brigham, lacking the jurisdiction to take more serious measures due to his lack of Maryland licensure. However, in New Jersey Brigham faces several counts of negligence and unprofessional behavior that could cost him the only medical license he has left. Brigham’s licenses in at least six other states were either revoked or surrendered under threat of revocation.

Brigham has a long history of ignoring or outright breaking the law beginning shortly after he was fist licensed to practice in 1986. He did a stint in jail in 1998 for billing fraud. Just last month, years after Brigham was ordered not to have anything to do with abortion businesses in Pennsylvania, Integrity Family Health abortion clinic ordered to close after it was discovered that it had deceptively concealed ties to him.

Even if Brigham’s license is permanently revoked at a hearing expected sometimes next year, it is doubtful that it would put him out of the abortion business. He continues to operate abortion clinics in New Jersey, Virginia, and Florida with shoddy abortionists who have little better records than he.

“The fact that authorities continue to allow dangerous abortionists like Brigham and Riley to exploit the system is appalling and places the lives of women in continual danger. It is clear both are proven liars and habitual law-breakers. Even the abortion groups who traditionally defend even the most heinous acts of abortionists understand how dangerous Brigham is and have publicly thrown him under the bus. If these groups can see how bad he is, it should be obvious to authorities in every state he is doing business. Pro-life groups in states where Brigham mills operate should be forwarding news articles and documents related to his every misdeed to medical boards and state attorneys general demanding legal action to close his clinics,” said Newman. “Brigham and Riley simply do not respond to traditional forms of discipline. The only way to ensure that they are not out there victimizing people is to lock them up. Somehow, even though Utah has given Riley what amounts to a slap on the wrist, we hope that New Jersey can find a way to put Brigham out of business and behind bars where he belongs.”

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Recently, the pro-choice lobby has turned inside out attempting to claim they are the ones outing bad abortion doctor. This new agenda comes on the heals of bad publicity received after abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was convicted of murdering babies born alive and at least one abortion patient.

But the leap to disown Brigham may be having some backlash from the pro-abortion crowd, NARAL ProChoice Virginia writes these words, “In regards to our previous alert, we wished to affirm our support for continued excellence in women’s reproductive health care, not to pre-judge Mr. Brigham’s guilt or innocence of any charges. Mr. Brigham, like any person accused of wrongdoing, is entitled to due process under state and federal laws. NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia supports a continued thorough and fair review of the allegations against Mr. Brigham. The allegations against Mr. Brigham are incredibly serious and, if true, evidence a disregard for women’s health that we at NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia find unacceptable. We take this matter very seriously. It is no secret that anti-choice lawmakers in our Commonwealth could use infractions to attack the courageous abortion providers who operate under the highest standards of care.”

In 2010, Jill Stanek, a pro-life nurse and blogger, said “Brigham is so bad … that even the abortion industry, with its exceedingly low standards requiring abortionists show up with a remotely functioning third world medical license in any field, has been forced to turn against him.”

She notes how Vicki Saporta, president of the National Abortion Federation, a trade group for abortion businesses, was compelled to tell the Associated Press about Brigham, “His record is the most egregious one I know of in the field.”

AP says NAF “has been warning authorities about Brigham’s practices since the mid-1990s” though Stanek says she wants proof because she’s never seen any such warnings.

Stanek also points out that Saporta’s answer makes it appear “Saporta has heard of other egregious abortionists, but Brigham wins the quack hack award.”

She also points out how, in message to followers on Twitter, NAF said the prosecution of Brigham was a “rare occasion of agreement” with pro-life advocates and that “supporters and opponents of abortion want [Brigham] investigated.”

John Hayward, writing for Human Events claims, this isn’t the first time the NAF has been late to the party in condemning an abortion ghoul. They helped a slightly lower-key version of Kermit Gosnell, Dr. Steven Chase Brigham, regain his medical license in New Jersey after it was suspended in 2004 for malpractice that included transporting women across state lines to evade state restrictions – something Gosnell has also been accused of doing. In another similarity to Gosnell, Brigham employed unqualified medical assistants at his clinics.

The New York Medical Board assessed Brigham as having “inexcusably bad judgment” and having “repeatedly exaggerated his medical training, experience, and skill.” Nevertheless, Michael Burnhill, VP of medical affairs for Planned Parenthood and an NAF board member, testified in his defense. The NAF finally turned on Brigham when the Pennsylvania Department of Health shut down four of his clinics last July, and the IRS went after him for tax evasion.

It should be noted that the NAF actively opposes efforts to improve the lax regulation of abortion clinics. They refer to such efforts as “TRAP bills,” and describe them as bills which “are often introduced by abortion opponents who claim that abortion is an unsafe and unregulated procedure. By implying that abortion clinics are uniquely dangerous and in need of special regulation, such bills recklessly promote an unfounded fear of abortion.” Their website assures visitors that “abortion is, in fact, one of the safest medical procedures in the United States.” Apparently Pennsylvania seceded from the union when nobody was looking.

Brigham and NAF

In an interview at a NAF conference, Brigham told the media, “We believe women deserve the best medical care. We want to provide the best quality of care in a non-judgmental atmosphere”

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