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Florida abortion clinic to 911 “We can’t stop the bleeding”

Posted in 911 calls, Brigham with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2015 by saynsumthn

911 call at Pensacola Abortion Clinic – February 19, 2015 to INTEGRITY MEDICAL CARE, LLC s/k/s American Family Planning
of Pensacola abortion clinic.

Integrity medical abortion FPA

A 29-year-old mother was rushed by ambulance to the hospital on February 19, 2015 for uncontrollable bleeding resulting from an abortion at the American Family Planning abortion facility in Pensacola, FL.

Integrity abortion Brigham

According to Operation Rescue, the abortion clinic owned by disgraced New Jersey abortionist Steven Chase Brigham.

A 2014 article in the New Yorker states:

    In 1994, he flew to Pensacola and began performing abortions at the clinic where Gunn and Britton had been employed. He continued to promote American Women’s Services, placing ads in the Yellow Pages affirming that abortion was “A Woman’s Right.”

    Some ads for American Women’s Services promoted low prices and free transportation for women who could not afford it; others promised “No 24 Hour Waiting Period” and “No Parental Consent Required.” Such ads appeared in telephone directories in Pennsylvania, even though state law mandated parental consent for minors and a twenty-four-hour waiting period. Just across the state border, in New Jersey, where such laws did not apply, Brigham operated clinics.

    In 1996, N.A.F. sent copies of these ads to the attorneys general of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, requesting that they investigate Brigham’s operation and take “appropriate action.” At least within N.A.F., Brigham’s charm had worn off. Some of the organization’s leaders had sat down with Brigham and explained what he would need to do to obtain N.A.F. certification for his clinics. Suzanne Poppema recalls, “We told him, ‘You can’t do second-trimester abortions. You just started out, and you don’t have the skill level.’

    [Late term abortionist] Curtis Boyd says, “He did not take our advice—he just didn’t. That’s when we realized he could not be salvaged—that he wouldn’t help himself.” N.A.F. eventually barred Brigham from its meetings.

    Although American Women’s Services continued to market itself, over the next decade Brigham’s name stopped appearing in newspaper headlines. He concentrated on opening clinics in Baltimore, Virginia Beach, and Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

SPIN ALERT: Media gets the memo: “Call abortion docs who butcher women or get into trouble: Rogue !”

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The pro-abort blog RH Reality Check claimed that abortionists are ROGUE when they misbehave or as I like to say it “get caught”. The abortion lobby tries to imply that murder, malpractice and sleezy conduct is not the “norm” from abortion doctors.

These pro-choice factless have published several articles using the term ROGUE ABORTION DOCTOR and it looks as if their spin agenda has been passed along to the media.

Gosnell

This week, Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia doctor already serving life in prison for performing abortions and killing babies born alive as well as victimizing women in his care, has just been sentenced to a concurrent 30 years for illegally distributing painkillers, including many later sold on the street by addicts and drug dealers.

Despite Gosnell’s YEARS of running an abortion business, the years of pro-choice opposition to any laws that would regulate or monitor abortionists like Gosnell, the pro-choice opposition to serious and consistent inspections of Gosnell’s clinic, the media is now referring to this monster – a regular abortionist as: ROGUE!

Gosnell ROGUE Headline

Sally KohnRecently, Sally Kohn, a Fox News Contributor and rabid pro-abortion supporter tried to infer that the abortion lobby was responsible for the arrest and exposure of this so-called “ROGUE” abortionist. That was an all out LIE and I proved it in my column here.

Next RH Reality Blog published another radical pro-abortion mouth piece and tried to say they were the ones exposing sleazy abortion doctor Steven Brigham another one they called “ROGUE” – and again, I eviscerated their argument here.

RH Reality ROGUE Abortionist

When employees in Houston exposed the Born Alive killings of babies by abortionist Douglas Karpen, we heard zero, zilch, nodda, from RH Reality Blog or Ms. Kohn.

In fact, as I write this , Karpen and his Houston abortion clinic remain open with NO outrage from the abortion lobby at all !!!

Here is what Karpen’s employees have stated:

“We seen a lot of cases where women, they felt like they had to push and they had to run to the bathroom. On some occasions we had women that were the fetus were falling into the toilet.. We had one incident where it was big news, where the fetus was left in the toilet, I don’t know if you all heard about that one she was at McDonalds. They stopped there in the morning and the fetus was left in the toilet and nobody ever found out whose fetus it was, but it was one of his patients. We knew it because we were watching it on the news that day that she was supposed to be in the clinic.”

“He was trying to pull out the fetus…and he pulled her cervix out thinking it was the arm or something…he pulled it out, he ripped it apart..he had said, she probably won’t be able to have kids any more after this. ” “And he didn’t want to tell her because it was a Spanish speaking lady…she didn’t need to know what was going on with herself.” They said it was the staff not the abortionist who told the woman to go to the hospital after the abortion.

“He would leave a patient on the table, 45 minutes with her legs open and a speculum inside her cervix as he went across to his office and had his sandwich.”

When Planned Parenthood’s lobbyist hesitated on what the abortion giant would do with a botched abortion where a baby is born alive – there was NO CONDEMNATION from the abortion lobby there as well:

When this supposed Down’s baby was reportedly BORN ALIVE after an abortion- the silence from the South Florida abortion lobby was LOUD!

Baby Special
This child’s abortion began at South Florida abortion clinic in 1989. There were complications which caused the women to be transferred to a Hospital. Police received an anonymous call that the baby survived an abortion but was not treated. A nurse in the room during the abortion claims the baby was moving when it came out and the doctor just wrapped in some linens. The Medical Examiner testified the autopsy found pockets of air in the baby’s stomach and that the child breathed. “When a fetus is aborted, sometimes there is some activity in the fetus and you normally don’t do anything. You let the fetus expire. The usual thing is just to take your time, don’t immediately do anything,” the abortionist told authorities. Authorities cleared the doctor saying there was no clear evidence the abortionist smothered the baby. Pro-lifers felt authorities never took eye witness testimony into account. Baby Special was 23 1/2 weeks gestation.

tonya-reaves-0722
When Tonya Reaves was left inside a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic bleeding to death for 5 hours without being transferred to a hospital which may have saved her life, there was no cry of fowl or accusation of an abortionist gone ROGUE from RH Reality, Ms. Kohn, or the media:

Remember Tonya WOmen Deserve Better

What is now known is that the Planned Parenthood abortionist ripped a hole in Ms. Reaves’ uterus and she began to hemorrhage. It is also known that the Planned Parenthood staff let Tonya lie there for over five hours before they sought emergency care for her. Of course, by then it was too late. She had lost approximately 30 percent of her body’s total blood volume. It is now undeniable that Planned Parenthood saw Tonya as less important than the public relations hit they would take from her being hauled out of their facility on a stretcher. And so, for more than 5 hours, they were willing to let her bleed in order to protect their political and financial agendas.

Apparently to Planned Parenthood, RH Reality, Ms. Kohn, and the pro-abortion media this black woman was merely a “statistic.”

These abortion pushers want you to believe that injuries, deaths, illegal activities inside abortion clinics are rare and that is an out-right lie.

NWAL Dangerous Filthy

Ambulance calls are documented to pick up injured abortion patients all the time. Like this one at an abortion clinic in Birmingham Alabama- which the abortion lobby has “protected” time and again. In fact, RH Reality Blog claims the owner of this dangerous mill as a “friend.”

RH REALITY HEADLINE NWAL Abortion clinic

So..the memo may have gone out and the lies have begone- but the reasons for this cover-up is simple: The abortion industry is a cesspool, filthy, dangerous and it is being exposed each and every day, and that, my friend is why they are spinning it so much !!!!

2nd Abortion death prompts Maryland to close three abortion clinics

Posted in Abortion, Abortion clinic closed by state, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, Abortionist, Brigham with tags , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2013 by saynsumthn

According to Operation Rescue, The Maryland Department of Health and Hygiene has suspended the licenses of three surgical abortion clinics affiliated with the notorious illegal late-term abortionist Steven Chase Brigham after inspections revealed violations that made the continued operation of the clinics unsafe.

Jennifer Morbelli Funeral

The inspections were prompted by a letter from seventeen Maryland House Delegates raising concerns about abortion clinic safety after Jennifer Morbelli, a New York kindergarten teacher, died from complications to a 33-week abortion she received from LeRoy Carhart in Germantown on February 7, 2013. None of the clinics licensed under Maryland’s new abortion clinic licensing rules was ever inspected to verify safety compliance prior to Morbelli’s death.

In a shocking revelation, inspectors discovered a second abortion-related patient death had occurred at one of Brigham’s abortion clinics in Baltimore that is located in a residential condominium complex. The woman was said to have had a previous health condition that contributed to her suffering cardiac arrest at the time of the abortion.

condomill

According to the Baltimore Sun, “The physician who performed the abortion at Associates in OB/GYN Care LLC on North Calvert Street wasn’t certified in CPR and a defibrillator at the facility did not work, state officials said in a letter Friday to the General Assembly.”

“Ignoring a health condition that might contraindicate abortion, one of Brigham’s shoddy abortionists proceeded with surgery at a residential condo unit without the necessary certification or emergency equipment required to treat the patient in the event a complication arose. Because of this negligence, he was unable to provide emergency care that could have saved her life. It is beyond belief that the State of Maryland would allow these dangerous Brigham affiliates to continue to operate in the state,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation.

Brigham and another abortionist, Nicola I. Riley, were arrested and charged with murder after police raided a secret late-term abortion mill they were illegally operating in Elkton in 2010. A botched abortion that resulted in a ruptured uterus and other injuries alerted authorities to the site where 35 corpses of viable late-term babies were discovered in a freezer. The charges were dropped after an expert witness for the prosecution bowed out of the case under pressure from the abortion lobby.

It was that incident that instigated the new abortion clinics licensing law that took effect in July, 2012.

The two other abortion clinics that were suspended by the state were American Medical Group affiliates in Cheverly and Silver Spring. A representative of the clinics told the Baltimore Sun that they are owned by Integrity Health in Pennsylvania and are listed on Brigham’s American Women’s Services web site only because “they help with our online presence and other marketing efforts.”

However, Operation Rescue previously discovered that Integrity Health is a shell organization that Brigham placed in a family member’s name after Brigham was banned by the State of Pennsylvania from operating or controlling any abortion clinics in that state citing violations that endangered the public after the discovery of a series of botched abortions and illegal practices. He has a history of hiring troubled abortionists that are among the worst in the country. (Read about their backgrounds.)

“Brigham is playing a shell game with authorities to keep open abortion businesses that are dangerous to women. Brigham has repeatedly shown an arrogant disregard for the law that has caused him to be expelled or suspended in every state where he ever held a medical license,” said Newman.

Currently, Brigham holds a medical license only in the state of New Jersey, which remains under suspension.

An abortionist associated with the suspended Cheverly clinic, Mehrdad Aalai, was criminally convicted of Medicaid fraud in 1993, and more recently had his license temporarily suspended in 2011 over a horrifically botched late-term abortion that nearly killed a patient.

The license suspension of the three clinics means they can no longer do surgical abortions until the violations are corrected, however, they can stay open and provide nonsurgical services.

“These abortion mills should be permanently closed. We appreciate Maryland taking steps to inspect, but they authorities there need to take a harder line against these abortion clinics that operate under shady circumstances at the expense of the lives and health of women,” said Newman.

Teen In Critical Condition After Botched Abortion

Posted in 911 calls, Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion coma, Abortion complication, Abortion injury, pro-choice, pro-choice violence, Steven Chase Brigham with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2010 by saynsumthn

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9/3/2010

A botched abortion leaves a teenager in critical condition in Cecil County.

Now Suzanne Collins reports the state has suspended the licenses of two doctors and ordered another to stop practicing in the state.

The Elkton clinic was closed Friday with a cease and desist order on the door.

The trouble began when Dr. Nicola Riley performed a failed abortion on an 18-year-old woman on Aug. 13, perforating her uterus and cutting her bowel.

The state has just suspended Riley’s license to practice medicine in Maryland and also the license of an 88-year-old doctor dispensing medicine at the clinic.

“The report that came to us was so egregious and the information in the complaint so serious, the state had to respond quickly,” said David Paulsen, Md. Health Department.

Union Hospital called police when the semi-conscious teen arrived at emergency with two doctors in a rental car, not in an ambulance.

One of them was Dr. Riley. The other was Dr. Steven Brigham who owns the clinic and others in a number of states.

Investigators say security at the hospital told them Dr. Brigham and Dr. Riley were circumspect about, “who they were, what happened and where they came from.”

Also, the report from the state says Riley went back to the clinic and performed another abortion.

Brigham, the clinic owner, has no license to practice medicine in Maryland, but the state says he was supervising the abortions. They issued a cease and desist order.

Elkton Police raided the clinic taking medical records and seizing a freezer.

“It contained fetuses, approximately 35. They appeared to be close to full-term,” said Lt. Matthew Donnelly, Elkton Police.

The licensing board’s investigation finds three patients, including the teen, followed Brigham in their own cars from his New Jersey clinic, where he can’t perform late-term abortions to Elkton the day of the surgery.

Riley, who just got her Maryland medical license, flew in from her home in Utah to perform the abortions.

Brigham operates four other clinics in Baltimore, Frederick and the D.C. suburbs.

2 abortion Drs. ordered to stop after Md. injury

9/4/2010
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland health officials have ordered two doctors to stop performing abortions after a woman was critically injured during a procedure last month.

The state Board of Physicians ordered Dr. Steven Brigham to stop practicing medicine without a license in Maryland and suspended the license of Dr. Nicola Riley. Police raided one of Brigham’s offices in Elkton looking for medical records, and found dozens of late-term fetuses in a freezer at a clinic.

Riley and Brigham brought an injured 18-year-old woman in a personal vehicle to Union Hospital in Elkton after a failed abortion Aug. 13, according to the board’s orders. The woman was then taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where she was found to have a uterine perforation.

A Hopkins doctor filed a complaint against Riley, and along with a general surgeon, repaired the injuries to the woman.

Brigham owns American Women’s Services, which has offices in several states.

The 18-year-old woman initially went to an American Women’s Services office in New Jersey and met with Brigham on Aug. 12, according to the order. She returned the next day and was given pills to induce contractions, and told to drive 60 miles to the Elkton facility where the abortion would be performed.

Several days later, the Elkton police department, acting on a warrant for the woman’s medical record, found a freezer with about 35 late-term fetuses. Elkton police didn’t immediately return a telephone message Friday night.

Brigham is licensed in New Jersey, but not Maryland. Riley has a license in Maryland, but “poses a threat to her patients’ safety and well-being and thereby represents a danger to the public,” according to the board’s order.

The board said Riley lives in Utah and flew to Maryland to work at the clinic.

A third doctor, George Shepard Jr., also had his license suspended. He ordered medications for AWS’ Maryland facilities and knowingly took part in an arrangement in which abortions started in one state and patients were told to drive across state lines for completion of the procedure, the board said.

Voicemails left with Riley at her office in Utah and Brigham’s office in New Jersey were not immediately returned Friday night. A message left for Shepard’s lawyer was not immediately returned.
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UPDATE 9-8-2010

Board upholds license suspension against doctor in abortion injury
State panel grants continuance to lawyers for second physician

By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun
2:18 PM EDT, September 8, 2010

The Maryland Board of Physicians on Wednesday upheld a suspension order against an obstetrician who ran an Elkton clinic in which an 18-year-old woman was badly injured during an abortion.

Neither the doctor — George Shepard Jr., 88, who oversaw the five Maryland clinics of American Women’s Services — nor his attorney appeared Wednesday morning at a board hearing in Baltimore that was to hear evidence against him in the case of the woman, who suffered a ruptured uterus and other internal injuries during a procedure on Aug. 13.

The medical licenses of Shepard and another doctor, Nicola I. Riley, were suspended last week. A third doctor in the case, Steven C. Brigham, 54, who state officials say owns the chain of clinics, was not licensed to practice medicine in Maryland and was ordered to stop doing so.

Two lawyers for Riley, 45, appeared at Wednesday’s hearing and asked for a continuance on the grounds that they had not had sufficient time to prepare a defense of her actions. The continuance was granted.

“She’s going to fight to keep her license,” Christopher C. Brown, one of Riley’s lawyers, said after the hearing. The other attorney, Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum, added, “She should be reinstated.”

The physicians’ board took action against the three doctors after a surgeon at a Baltimore hospital had been forced to perform an emergency operation on the young woman to repair damage from the procedure she underwent at the Elkton clinic.

C. Irving Pinder Jr., the executive director of the physicians’ board, said that even though Brigham was unlicensed in Maryland, he could still be fined $50,000 for each incident of malpractice, and that law enforcement agencies were looking into the possibility of charging him with felonies.

The other two doctors could also be charged, and the physicians’ board retains the option of reprimanding them, revoking their licenses, placing them on probation or dismissing their cases.

Two more doctors investigated in unlicensed abortion clinic

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, Abortionist, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence, Steven Chase Brigham with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2010 by saynsumthn

Doctor’s four-state abortion business under investigation
By Marie McCullough
Inquirer Staff Writer 9/3/2010

Three weeks ago, physician Steven Brigham led a car caravan of patients from his Voorhees abortion clinic to his facility in Elkton, Md. After one of the patients was critically injured during her surgery there, Brigham put the semiconscious, bleeding woman into the back of a rented Chevrolet Malibu and drove her to a nearby hospital emergency room rather than call an ambulance.

Those details are contained in documents issued over the last 10 days by the Maryland Board of Physicians and Elkton police. The two agencies have launched a wide-ranging investigation into Brigham’s long-troubled abortion business, which he conducts in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia.

On Aug. 25, the Maryland Board of Physicians ordered Brigham, 54, to stop performing abortions in that state, where he has never been licensed to practice medicine. By then police had raided Brigham’s Elkton facility – from which they said they removed 35 “late-term fetuses and fetal parts” – as well as the Voorhees headquarters of his chain of 15 clinics, which does business as American Women’s Services.

Maryland authorities seek missing medical records, and are looking into Brigham’s habit of sending late-term patients across state lines after initiating their abortions in Voorhees.

Brigham’s four New Jersey clinics cannot provide abortions after the first trimester (14 weeks of pregnancy) because they do not meet state safety requirements for such risky outpatient surgeries. Brigham has for years performed the first phase of such abortions there – the insertion of absorbent rods that dilate the patient’s cervix over a day or more – and sent them to a facility in another state for the surgery. New Jersey law doesn’t address whether inserting dilators constitutes abortion.
Brigham did not return a phone message left Thursday at his Voorhees condominium.

Maryland’s action is just the latest problem for the doctor, whose medical license has been revoked, relinquished, or temporarily suspended in five states over the last 18 years.

In July, the Pennsylvania Department of Health revoked Brigham’s permission to own clinics in the state because he had repeatedly employed unlicensed caregivers; he is appealing that decision. Brigham himself cannot perform medical procedures in Pennsylvania because of a confidential 1992 agreement in which he agreed to give up his license.

Brigham also had $234,536 in federal tax liens against him in April for failing to pay payroll taxes from 2002 to 2006.

Maryland regulators are investigating not only Brigham, but also two physicians he employed, the documents show.

On Tuesday, the board suspended the Maryland license of George Shepard Jr., a Delaware obstetrician-gynecologist hired in 2009 as a part-time medical director of Brigham’s four Maryland clinics. The board has charged Shepard with unprofessional conduct and with helping Brigham flout credentialing requirements.

Shepard’s lawyer, Jason Allison of Elkton, said, “We are reviewing the allegations and . . . are confident that Dr. Shepard’s license will be reinstated.”

On Tuesday, the Maryland board also suspended the license it granted less than two months ago to Nicola I. Riley, a family physician who in late July began flying “from her home in Utah every other week to Maryland to perform abortions.” Riley did not return a call left with her mother in Utah.

It was Riley who mishandled the abortion on Aug. 13, according to the medical board documents. They provide this account:

On Aug. 12, an 18-year-old woman, 21 weeks pregnant, signed abortion consent forms at Brigham’s Voorhees facility, at 1 Alpha Ave. Brigham then inserted the absorbent rods that widen the cervix.

On Aug. 13, the patient returned to the Voorhees clinic, with “the understanding that she would be provided transportation to Philadelphia” for the surgical phase of the abortion.

Instead, “Dr. Brigham . . . instructed [her] and the other women who were scheduled to complete abortions to form a line of cars and follow the lead car to a location where the abortion would be performed.”

In Elkton, Riley gave the patient anesthesia under Brigham’s direction and began the surgery, but cut through the patient’s uterus into the bowel and vagina.
Riley informed the patient’s mother and boyfriend of the complications, but refused to call for an ambulance. Riley “originally contemplated taking [the patient] by wheelchair to the hospital, which was about two blocks away.”

Brigham drove Riley and the patient to the hospital, where the two abortion doctors dodged questions “about who they were, what had happened, and from where they had come.”

The patient’s injuries were so complex that she had to be flown by helicopter to Johns Hopkins Hospital while Riley “returned to the Elkton office . . . to perform another abortion.”

A few days later, the patient complained to the Elkton police; they raided the clinic on Aug. 17, looking for the patient’s medical record. Although that couldn’t be found, police discovered frozen aborted fetuses and medical-waste records showing fetal ages up to 36 weeks. (A pregnancy is considered full-term at 38 weeks.)

On Aug. 20, Elkton police searched Brigham’s Voorhees office for medical records that would explain the fetuses.

The officers “found only two medical records related to the fetuses,” board documents say.

Staff from the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office were on hand for the search, spokesman Paul Loriquet said. He added that he believed New Jersey’s Board of Medicine, which oversees physicians, would take action soon.

The Maryland board moved against Brigham, Shepard, and Riley after a Johns Hopkins physician filed a complaint. The physician expressed concerns that patients were being put at risk by “being transported across state lines to complete medical care,” board documents say.