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Ambulance arrives at Pensacola abortion clinic

Posted in 911 calls, Abortionist, Ambulances, Brigham with tags , , , , , on February 24, 2015 by saynsumthn

Feb. 19, 2015: Medical emergency at the American Family Planning abortion facility in Pensacola, FL was documented. This facility is owned by the notorious abortionist Steven Chase Brigham. Abortionist on duty thought to be out-of stater Warren I. Taylor. Contact the FL Dept. of Health and ask for this clinic to be shut down immediately!

Abortionist to close clinic after he surrenders medical license

Posted in Abortion Clinic Closed, Abortionist with tags , , , , on March 25, 2014 by saynsumthn

According to Operation Rescue: Abortionist Mehrdad Aalai, a former associate of the notorious New Jersey abortionist Steven Chase Brigham, has surrendered his Maryland medical license and closed down his abortion clinic, Annapolis Road Gynecology.

In a letter to a Maryland State Board of Physicians Disciplinary Review Panel dated March 12, 2014, Aalai states that he decided to voluntarily surrender his medical license and retire rather than face additional investigation and disciplinary action.

“I have decided to surrender my license to practice as a physician in the State of Maryland as I plan to retire from the practice of medicine because of my age and present health, and I wish to avoid further investigation and prosecution for violating the Medical Practice Act and the terms and conditions of the Board’s Final Order,” Aalai stated in his letter.

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“Pro-choice” is a lie because Pro-choicers don’t care if women die from abortion

Posted in Abortion death, Abortion Death List, Abortion injury, Abortion pill, Abortionist, Brigham, pro-choice with tags , , , , , , , on January 22, 2013 by saynsumthn

Here is a statement by Planned Parenthood for the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade: “To protect their health and the health of their families, women must have access to safe, legal abortion services without interference from politicians.” ~ Chelly Hegan, Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood Advocates of NY President/CEO I urge all those who believe this LIE to go here www.SafeandLegal.com

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January 22nd marks the 40th anniversary of the Roe V. Wade Supreme Court case which legalized abortion in the United States. One of the most repeated mantras of Pro-choice on abortion supporters is that abortion should be “Safe and Legal”.

MarkCrutcherMark Crutcher, President of Life Dynamics, “Women killed in legal abortions to no longer be swept under the rug.”

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Life Dynamics Inc. a national Pro-life Organization located in Denton, Texas has launched a website, SafeandLegal.com which dismisses the myth that legal abortion is “safe”. The website contains information on women killed by abortion and highlights the legal abortion death of Marla Cardamone and Tonya Reaves.

tonya-reaves-0722When 24-year-old Tonya Reaves climbed onto a table at a Planned Parenthood facility in Chicago for a “safe and legal” abortion she never knew she would be closing her eyes for the final time. 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, before she died. Her family is now suing Planned Parenthood.

CardMorgueHeadAfter 18-year-old Marla Cardamone was killed having a “safe and legal” abortion, her mother, Deborah, vowed that she would never let her daughter be forgotten. Late last year, she approached Life Dynamics’ President, Mark Crutcher and asked him to help her show the public the risks women face when they submit to abortions.

Tragically, the cases of Marla and Tonya are not isolated incidents. Crutcher has put together a list of the names of women killed by so-called legal abortion. In addition, Crutcher with the blessing of Marla’s mother, has made public the autopsy photos of Marla so the world can see what abortion does to women.

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Crutcher points out that, “These images are a powerful new weapon unlike anything the pro-life movement has ever had before. Because of Deborah’s courage, we finally have the ability to expose one of the pro-choice lobby’s dirtiest little secrets. And that is exactly what Life Dynamics is committed to doing. Starting today, we are sending a clear and unmistakable message to Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry that they will no longer be allowed to kill the Marla Cardamones of this world and then just walk away from them like they never existed.”

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More on Marla Cardamone:

In 1991, the Pittsburgh Press reported that the family had filed a lawsuit against the Magee Womens Hospital where Marla was killed from her abortion.

Deborah Cardamone, in a seven-count civil suit filed in Common Pleas Court, charged the death of her daughter, Marla Anne, was due to “negligence, carelessness, recklessness or malpractice” on the part of the hospital and the doctors. Mrs. Cardamone is seeking more than $20,000 from each defendant and wants a jury trial. The 42-page complaint, filed Tuesday, describes 18-year-old Marla Cardamone’s death from septicemia — a fast-acting blood infection — on Aug. 16, 1989.
“I’m not afraid to go into court with this. I know it is the truth and it happened,” Mrs. Cardamone said yesterday.
Theodore Amshoff Jr., one of Mrs. Cardamone’s lawyers, said, “This particular case won’t decide the legality of abortion, but it certainly brings into question the safety of the procedure.”
Amshoff is a partner in a Louisville, Ky., law firm that specializes in abortion malpractice.
Besides the hospital, the suit lists as defendants R.D. Molina, Fredric Price, Stephanie Lahet, Renee Caputo, Marvin Rulin and Michael W. Weinberger. The suit says they are doctors who cared for Marla Cardamone at Magee.

The Lawsuit was settled in 1997

Marla News Article

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• Agbaaga, Eurice New York, Age 26

Eurice, who had come to the U.S. from Ghana to “find a better life,” underwent an abortion by Dr. Abram Zelikman on January 7, 1989. She went to his Brooklyn clinic where a friend of her’s worked, and was told by Zelikman that she was between 11 and 12 weeks pregnant. After the procedure, the clinic’s receptionist became alarmed at Eurice’s bleeding and asked that the doctor, who had already left the clinic, come back and examine her. The nurse eventually called an ambulance for Eurice, who was still bleeding, unconscious, and in shock. She was performing CPR on Eurice when the paramedics arrived, and they were able to restore her breathing. Doctors at Long Island College Hospital performed surgery, but Eurice did not come out of her coma. She was placed on life support, but on January 15, 1989 at the age of 26, she died leaving one child behind.
The heavy bleeding was found to be from a perforated uterus and a severed abdominal artery, and her fetus was determined to have been at least 19 weeks old. The state health commissioner suspended Zelikman’s license when an investigation showed that he had allowed the receptionist to give Eurice and other abortion patients anesthesia, that he failed to perform medical tests prior to abortions, and that he had left Eurice in the facility with no medical supervision. (“She dies after B’klyn abortion,” New York Daily News, January 16, 1989; “Abortion Leaves Woman, 26, Brain Dead,” New York Post, January 10, 1989; “Axelrod Suspends License of Brooklyn Doctor Who Performs Abortion,” Associated Press, February 3, 1989)

Alford, Leigh Ann Stephens Alabama, Age Unknown

On November 25,2003, abortionist Malachy Dehenre performed an abortion on a patient at the Summit Medical Center abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, who was approximately 17.4 weeks pregnant. The patient was discharged from the clinic 20 minutes after the abortion was complete. The State of Alabama, Board of Medical Examiners states that in less than 6 hours after being discharged from the clinic, the patient’s husband called to say she had developed abdominal pain and a low temperature. He was NOT told to seek medical care. The woman was later found by her husband on the floor, unresponsive and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. She was pronounced DEAD approximately 17-18 hours after being discharged by the abortion clinic. According to the autopsy report, the woman suffered a uterine perforation with massive hemorrhage. The Clarion Ledger reported that court papers identified the woman as Leigh Ann Stephens Alford of Blount County, Alabama.

• Andrews, Demetrice
Georgia, Age 22

Apodaca, Mickey Texas, Age 28

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On April 11, 1984, 28-year-old Mickey Apodaca, went to Raymond E. Showery’s El Paso office for an abortion. She was 19 weeks pregnant at the time. Her uterus and a uterine artery were perforated during the abortion procedure, and despite hospitalization and subsequent surgery, she died that evening. Mickey left behind four children between the ages of one and ten. Previous to the death of this women, Showery was found guilty of the murder of a 5- to 7-month-old fetus he had attempted to abort. A number of other complaints were filed against Showery over the years, including that he charged women for abortions when they were not pregnant and that he falsified records to show that women were 20 weeks pregnant when they were past that mark. Showery died of unknown causes, He was 84.

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• Aponte, Gloria
Connecticut, Age 20
• Ards, Charisse
Colorado, Age 20
• Auerbach, Barbara
New York, Age 38
• Bailey, Jacqueline
California, Age 29
• Banks, Brenda
Washington DC, Age 35
• Baptiste, Myrta
Florida, Age 26
• Bardsley, Lisa
Arizona, Age 26
• Barnes, Junette Texas, Age Unknown
This mother of three minor children and one adult daughter had a tubal ligation performed by Dr. Rakesh K. Rikhye at Victoria (TX) Regional Medical Center on June 16, 1988. One week after this operation, she found out that she was pregnant and had been pregnant at the time of the sterilization surgery. She saw her family physician, Dr. Ted Shields on July 8, 1988, and he performed an abortion on her at Surgicare Outpatient Center in Victoria that day. During the abortion, he perforated her uterus and sliced through an artery and several veins. She was transferred to Detar Hospital in Victoria for emergency surgery, but she bled to death before the surgery could be completed. (Victoria County (TX) District Court # 90-5-40, 939 C)

• Bell, Deanna
Illinois, Age 13
• Benton, Brenda
Illinois, Age 35
• Bermeo, Rosario
New York, Age 30
• Blaum, Janet
New Orleans, Age 37
• Bleavins, Cassandra
California, Age 20
• Boom, Linda
Wisconsin, Age 35
• Boyd, Diane
Missouri, Age 19
• Bradley, Mary
Alabama, Age 41
• Brown, Dorothy
Illinois, Age 37

• Bryant, Dorothy Texas, Age Unknown

Dorothy had an abortion performed by Dr. Robert Prince at Dallas Medical Ladies Clinic on May 27, 1986. Dorothy had a history of chronic lung problems that according to the defense in a lawsuit that was filed, she did not tell the clinic about. Dorothy’s mom stated that the clinic was aware of her pre-existing condition but disregarded it. Dorothy began having problems after the anesthesia was administered and was transferred to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas where she died that day. She left behind one daughter. (Dallas County (TX) District Court # 88-1642)

• Bryant, Chanelle
California, Age 22
• Byrd, Belinda
California, Age 37
• Caldwell, Janyth
Alabama, Age 36
• Camp, Joan
California, Age 22
• Cardamone, Marla
Pennsylvania, Age 18
• Causey, Teresa
Georgia, Age 17
• Caventou, Claudia
California, Age 33
• Chacon, Patricia
California, Age 16
• Chambers, Colleen
California, Age 34
• Chen, Ying
California, Age 30
• Chmiel, Sandra
Illinois, Age 35
• Cliett, Gwendolyn
Pennsylvania, Age 29
• Clodfelter, Margaret
Virginia, Age Unknown

Colson, Pamela Florida, Age 31

Pamela Colson, bled to death as she left a Pensacola abortion clinic, where she was a patient. The clinic botched her abortion so bad and then sent her on the way- to die on her car as she drove home. You have heard a lot about Pensacola and an abortionist murders, but the media says nothing about Colson’s abortion death ! Why? Because the media is Pro-abortion and they will go to large extents to hide the brutal truth of abortion from the public.

Pamela Colson Abortion Death

On June 26, 1994, Pamela, age 31, underwent a first-trimester abortion at Pensacola (FL) Women’s Medical Center. During the drive home, she started bleeding heavily and became unresponsive. Her friends stopped at a motel and called an ambulance, while two passers-by did CPR. At the hospital, an emergency hysterectomy, which was undertaken to save her life, was futile, and she died of massive blood loss caused by a perforated uterus. Ironically, this is the same clinic where abortion protester Michael Griffin shot and killed abortionist David Gunn one year before this woman’s fatal abortion. (“Port St. Joe woman dies after abortion at Pensacola clinic,” The Panama City News Herald, June 29, 1994; Florida, District 1, Autopsy Report No. MLA94-266) For more information about this death, see the following reports: St. Petersburg Times 6-30-94; Miami Herald 6-30-94, 7-30-94; USA Today 6-30-94; Pensacola News-Journal 6-29-94.

• Colton, Geneva
Georgia, Age 21
• Colts, Chloe Marnell
Michigan, Age 26
• Corey, Andrea
New York, Age 31
• Cortez, Liliana
California, Age 22
• Cote, Edith
New York, Age 38
• Cottone, Sheryl
Iowa, Age 23
• Coulter, Twila
California, Age 21

Crowe, Denise Maryland, Age 21

On February 3, 2006, 21 year Denise Crowe dropped her toddler off with a sitter and drove with a friend to a clinic to get an abortion. Crowe walked into abortionist Romeo Ferrer’s Gynecare Center abortion clinic in Severna Park, Maryland, for an $800.00 second trimester dilation and evacuation abortion in her 16th week of pregnancy under the mistaken impression that an abortion would solve her problems. Less than two hours after her abortion began, staff noticed that Crowe’s nailbeds turned blue. The clinic did not have the equipment to revive her, and the 21-year-old died on the way to Anne Arundel Medical Center. Crowe’s death was hidden from the public until April 7, 2010, when the Maryland Board of Physicians filed a petition against abortionist Ferrer for “failure to meet the standard of quality care” in his fatally negligent treatment of Ms. Crowe. According to records, Ferrer had given her a fatal overdose of Demerol, failed to monitor her vital signs, and took inadequate emergency steps to revive her.
Read Abortionist’s action here http://www.docboard.org/md_orders/D0925509.080.PDF

• Cunningham, Carol
New Mexico, Age 21
• Damato, Betty
Colorado, Age 26
• Dancy, Mary Ann
North Carolina, Age 32
• Dardie, Angel
Michigan, Age 22
• Davis, Sharon
New Mexico, Age 17
• Davis, Margaret
California, Age 33
• Davis, Kathy
Ohio, Age 26

Davis, Glenda Texas, Age 31

On March 11, 1989, Glenda underwent an abortion at Aaron Family Planning Clinic in Houston, Texas. During the procedure, which was performed by Dr. Robert Hanson, Glenda sustained a uterine perforation and an approximately two-inch-long wound to her uterine artery and vein complex. After some delay, abortion clinic employees decided to transfer Glenda to the hospital. However, they did not call an ambulance, instead they opted to transfer her in one of their cars. Glenda’s husband discovered them attempting, unsuccessfully, to transfer Glenda from a wheelchair to the car, so he went over and helped them. With the IV still in her arm, Glenda was driven to a local emergency room where she was admitted with no blood pressure and almost no pulse. She died three days later. She was 31 years old and the mother of two. (Harris County (TX) District Court Case No. 89-028771)

• Davis, Barbaralee
Illinois, Age 18
• DeChapell, Marina
Florida, Age 34
• Dennard, Synthia
Illinois, Age 24
• Desanges, Alerte
New York, Age 36
• Dillon, Barbara
New York, Age 22
• Dorsey, Laniece
California, Age 17
• Dowdy, Tamika
New York, Age 22
• Drummer, Gwendolyn
California, Age 15

Duarte, Anjelica Nevada, Age 21

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21 year old women dead from legal abortion: Anjelica Duarte had an abortion by abortion doctor Larry Thompson at a Las Vegas abortion clinic on November 1, 1991. During the procedure, her uterus was perforated and she began to bleed heavily. The clinic’s staff kept her under observation, but did not initiate treatment or call for emergency care for several hours. Finally, paramedics were called and they rushed her to the hospital at 7:30 in the evening. Unfortunately, she had already bled to death and was pronounced dead at the hospital. She was 21 years old and left behind two daughters ages one and three.

• Dudley, Evelyn
Illinois, Age 38
• Emry, Sherry
Illinois, Age 26
• English, Georgianna
Washington DC, Age 32

Espinoza, Maureen Texas, Age 16

This 16-year-old had an abortion at a physician’s office in San Antonio on March 28, 1997. Her uterus was perforated during the procedure, but the doctor didn’t recognize the complication. On April 3, 1997, she was taken to the emergency room at NE Baptist Hospital in San Antonio and surgery was done to try and correct the problems she was having. Later, a second operation was performed at the hospital in an attempt to try and save her life, but it was unsuccessful. Maureen died on April 15, 1997. (“ME’s office verifies teen died from legal abortion,” San Antonio Express-News, April 24, 1997)

• Estanislao, Gladyss
Maryland, Age 28
• Fisher, Erna
Kansas, Age 18
• Fix, Bonnie
California, Age 38
• Floyd, Sharon
Illinois, Age 18
• Fondren, Linda
Illinois, Age 21
• Forte, Christella
Michigan, Age 16
• Foster, Janet
California, Age 18
• Fox, Glenna Jean
New York, Age 17
• Garcia, Josefina
California, Age 37
• Garcia, Jammie
Texas, Age 15
• Gardner, Gina
Florida, Age 17
• Gibson, Marie
South Carolina, Age 34
• Gilbert, Kathleen
Illinois, Age 29

Gilbert, Christin Kansas, Age 19

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On Monday, January 10, 2005, 19 year old Christin A. Gilbert was brought by her family to Wichita, Kansas, for a third-trimester abortion at 28 weeks of pregnancy. Christin’s abortionist was LeRoy Carhart who gave her baby a fatal digoxin injection to the heart. Her cervix was filled with laminaria and she was sent back to her hotel room. The following morning, Christin expelled her dead baby on the way to the abortion clinic. At this point, Carhart allegedly administered the abortion drug RU 486 , approved for abortions in pregnancies prior to the 6th week of gestation. She returned to the clinic on Wednesday, January 12, and was diagnosed with “dehydration” although the sepsis was already spreading rapidly through her body. Christin was again sent back to her hotel where her condition continued to deteriorate. Sometime that evening, Christin was cramping, bleeding, and vomiting, at times passing out. Between midnight and 4 AM, a clinic employee called Carhart who was on call for emergencies, but never responded. January 13, Christin fainted and, Christin’s family drove their bleeding, unconscious daughter to the abortion clinic, where she was awakened enough to walk through the door with assistance, but then collapsed. At 8:48 AM a 911 call was placed by the clinic, who pleaded with the 911 dispatcher, “Please, please, please! No lights, no sirens!” The ambulance crew spent 15 minutes treating and transferred her to the hospital where she was given pain medication, but little else could be done. She was pronounced dead at 4:14 PM, January 13, 2005. Christin’s heartbeat and respiration had stopped, or as the autopsy report stated, “she became unresponsive.” On February 7,2013 another women was pronounced dead following her abortion with LeRoy Carhart in another state. So it continues….Please visit http://www.SafeandLegal.com for a list of women killed from Legal Abortion.

• Goesswein, Christina
New York, Age 19

Golden, Gaylene Oklahoma, Age 21

On September 30, 1985, 21-year-old Gaylene Golden, saw Dr. Joe Bills Reynolds at his office in Oklahoma City for an abortion. She died later that day from an air and amniotic fluid embolism that entered her blood stream when her cervix was lacerated during the procedure. She left behind one son. (“Doctor’s Trial Nears In Liposuction Death,” The Daily Oklahoman, April 22, 1991; District Court of Oklahoma (OK) County, Case # CJ 87-2991; “Fatal Pulmonary Embolism During Legal Induced Abortion in the United States from 1972-1985,” Lawson, Herschel W., MD, Atrash, Hani K., MD, MPH, Franks, Adele L., MD, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 162, No. 4, April 1990, p. 986-990)

• Gomez, Maria
California, Age 29
• Goncalves, Rita
Rhode Island, Age 25
• Goode, Edrica
California, Age 21

Graham, Shary Texas, Age 34

On January 15, 1982, 34-year-old Shary had an abortion, which was performed by Dr. Harvey Johnson in Garland, Texas. During that procedure, she sustained a three-centimeter tear to her cervix and began to hemorrhage. She bled to death early the next day. (Autopsy Report Case No. 0120-82-0057; Texas Death Certificate State File No. 01316)

• Grant, Doris
California, Age 32
• Gray, Debra
Maryland, Age 34
• Greene, Norma
North Carolina, Age 34
• Gumm, Janice
Illinois, Age 17

Gutierrez, Carolina Florida, Age 21

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Carolina Gutierrez, bought the lie that abortion is a safe, legal procedure. It took her six weeks to die from an infection so bad after her abortion that she developed gangrene.

On December 19, 1995, Carolina Gutierrez, a young Hispanic immigrant woman and mother of two, went to the Maber Medical Center abortion clinic in Miami, Florida to undergo a “Safe/Legal” abortion. At the clinic, she was given a business card printed in Spanish — and a sheet in English warning about possible complications of the abortion, including infection. Neither Gutierrez nor her husband reads English. When Carolina returned home that afternoon, she was staggering and complaining of pain in her belly and chest. Fever set in. She called the clinic and someone hung up. During the next two days, Gutierrez called the clinic at least twice more and left messages on an answering machine but no one called back. By December 21, Carolina was barely able to breathe and the family dialed 911. At Jackson Memorial Hospital, doctors said Gutierrez was suffering from blood infection so severe that she was in septic shock with an infection that led to gangrene in her feet and fingers. Lawyers for the family said doctors told them that her uterus was perforated at least twice. Within days, doctors decided the threat of spreading gangrene was greater than the risk of surgery and they made the difficult decision to amputate both of Carolina’s legs just below the knees to contain the infection. Despite all of this, on February 5,1996, the 21-year-old woman died, according to an autopsy, of an infection “subsequent to termination of pregnancy.” When her death became public, the Maber Medical Center abortion clinic shut its doors. Operators Roque Garcia and Maria Luisa Garcia dropped out of public sight. Lawyers for the family say that their law firm received numerous calls from women who have developed complications following abortions performed at Maber or by its staff physician, Dr. Luis Marti. Their complaints mirror what happened to Gutierrez. The principal difference is that they survived, and she didn’t. (The photo attached was taken by a pro-lifer who attended Carolina’s funeral, with permission from the family). Please visit http://www.SafeandLegal.com for a list of women killed from Legal abortion.

• Hall, Angela
Alabama, Age Unknown
• Hallner, Jennifer
Maryland, Age 27
• Hamptlon, Sharon
California, Age 27
• Hardaway, Arnetta
Georgia, Age 18
• Harris, Wilma
Washington DC, Age 17
• Harris, Gracealynn
Delaware, Age 19
• Head, L’Echelle Renee
Ohio, Age 21
• Hebert, Sheila
Louisiana, Age 27
• Heim, Melissa Lynn
Illinois, Age 19
• Heim, Donna
California, Age 20
• Herron, Moris Helen
California, Age 26
• Herron, Lou Anne
Arizona, Age 33
• Hess, Rhonda
Louisiana, Age 20
• Hines, Betty
California, Age 21
• Hollis, Shirley
Alabama, Age 30
• Holmes, Denise
California, Age 24
• Hoppert, Barbara
California, Age 16
• Ives, Mary
Connecticut, Age 28

“Jeanette”
The State of Texas reports abortion data in such a way that all that is known is year of death for this woman. Life Dynamics has cross-referenced the information for this death and has determined it is separate and unrelated to any of the other deaths we have listed for 1992. (Texas Department of Health, Selected Characteristics of Abortions, 1992)


• “Jasmine”

The State of Texas reports abortion data in such a way that all that is known is year of death for this woman. Life Dynamics has cross-referenced the information for this death and has determined it is separate and unrelated to any of the other deaths we have listed for 1990. (Texas Department of Health, Selected Characteristics of Abortions, 1990)

• Jabbie, Karretu
Washington DC, Age 24

Jackson, Louchrisser Texas, Age 23

On November 3, 1977, this 23-year-old mother-of-five had a 12-week abortion performed by Dr. Robert Gardner of Dallas. After the abortion, she began hemorrhaging from a perforation of her uterus. Three hours later, the hemorrhaging was still occurring, so a private ambulance was summoned to transport her for emergency care. In Texas, private ambulances are limited to transfers of stable patients and are prohibited from responding to emergency calls, therefore, they do not respond with any sense of urgency. An hour later, when the ambulance crew arrived and discovered that the case was a life-and-death emergency, they transported Louchrisser immediately rather than call for a fire department ambulance. She arrived at Oak Cliff Medical and Surgical Hospital in critical condition.

Blood of the correct typing had to be ordered from a blood bank at another Dallas hospital, but a little over an hour later, it still had not arrived. Desperately, Dr. Gardner gave her a transfusion of his own blood, which was of an incompatible type. Louchrisser went into cardiac arrest, and she died on November 4, 1977. At a different hospital, Dr. Gardner asked that Louchrisser’s body be released without inquiry, but a doctor there learned of the uterine injury and notified the medical examiner of such. (“A Dallas abortion turns to gruesome death,” The Dallas Morning News, July 28, 1978, 4A; Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences at Dallas, Autopsy Report No. 2262-77-1183)

• Johnson, Regina
Michigan, Age 32
• Kalat, Elise
Massachusetts, Age 22
• King, Patricia
Oklahoma, Age 24
• Lafontant, Giselene
New York, Age 25
• Lathan, Minnie
Ohio, Age 41
• Leho, Maria
Illinois, Age Unknown
• Lerner, Barbara
Florida, Age 30
• Levy, Susan
California, Age 30
• Lewis, Cora
California, Age 23
• Lint, Sara
California, Age 22
• Lira, Maria
California, Age 19

Logan, Susanne Maryland, Age 34

On September 9, 1989, Susanne Renee Logan was three months pregnant when she went to Hillview Women’s Medical Surgical Center for an abortion. She was given Brevital, an anesthetic meant to lull her to sleep during the procedure. Minutes after the drug entered Logan’s system, her throat tightened, restricting her breathing and cutting off oxygen to her brain, rescue records show. Eight minutes later, paramedics at the District Heights Volunteer Fire Department received a high priority call: A woman was unconscious; she had no pulse. Logan was left completely paralyzed, her brain so damaged she will never speak again, Logan later DIED on December 1, 1992 just three weeks after she won a multimillion-dollar settlement in her case. The Abortionist’s name was Gideon M. Kioko. In 1991, CBS News 60 Minutes interviewed the head of the National Abortion Federation, Barbara Radford, shortly after Logan’s abortion, because they found that many pro-choice leaders knew about problems at Hillview, but didn’t want them publicized. Radford’s response was typical, “Well, I think your first reaction from us was ‘This is the last thing we need.’ We had hoped that it wouldn’t get national publicity because of the political nature of all of this,” Radford stated.
• Lopez, Diana
California, Age 25
• Lovelace, Linda
Tennessee, Age 21
• Lozinski, Debra
New Jersey, Age 17
• Mack, Dawn
New York, Age 21
• Madden, Michelle
Alabama, Age 18
• Margrave, Sharon L.
California, Age 25

Mayo, Sherika Georgia, Age 23
On March 21, 2008, 23 year old Sherika Mayo, went to Summit Medical Associates in Atlanta, Georgia for the elective abortion of her 25 week unborn child. After the abortion, while in the recovery room, the woman went into cardiac arrest and was transferred to Atlanta Medical Center where she underwent a hysterectomy and bowel repair. Medical records indicate that vigorous blood product replacement was undertaken, but the women coded in the I.C.U. where she died. The Georgia State Medical Board reviewed the case and determined that the abortionist, Tyrone Malloy, “failed to conform to minimal standards of acceptable and prevailing medical practice.” His license was reprimanded and while he was ordered to pay a $10,000.00 fine, he was allowed to continue practicing and performing abortions.

• Mazo, Gail
New York, Age 27

• McCoy, Sophie
New York, Age 17
• McDowell, Rita
Washington DC, Age 16
• McFadden, Myria
Washington DC, Age 28
• McKenna, Evangeline
California, Age 38
• McKnight, Kathy
North Carolina, Age 36
• McLeod, Kendra
North Carolina, Age 22
• McNair, Lynn
New York, Age 24
• Mendoza, Dawn
New York, Age 28

Mesteth, Yvonne South Dakota, Age 18

Yvonne Mesteth was 18-years old when she went to the office of Dr. Benjamin Munson for a second trimester abortion. Dr. Munson performed the abortion there at his office in Rapid City, South Dakota. She got an infection from the abortion, which led to a blood clotting defect, renal failure and adult respiratory distress syndrome. She died on July 27, 1985, less than three days after getting the elective procedure. (South Dakota Death Certificate No. 140 85-003853)

• Meyers, Natalie
California, Age 16
• Milton, Sandra
Ohio, Age 28
• Mohar, Mitsue
California, Age 31
Mongar, Karnamaya Pennsylvania, Age 41

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41 year-old Karnamaya Mongar was a refugee who had recently come to the United States from a resettlement camp in Nepal, when she arrived at the Women’s Medical Society abortion clinic. The West Philadelphia clinic, referred to as a “house of horrors”, was owned by abortionist Kermit Gosnell. According to a report for the grand jury filed by the state’s district attorney, office workers had Mrs. Mongar sign various forms which she could not read, and then began doping her up. She received repeated unmonitored, unrecorded intravenous injections of Demerol. After several hours, Mrs. Mongar stopped breathing. When employees finally noticed, Gosnell was called in and briefly attempted to give CPR. He couldn’t use the defibrillator (it was broken); nor did he administer emergency medications that might have restarted her heart. After further crucial delay, paramedics arrived, but Mrs. Mongar was probably brain dead before they were even called. In the meantime, the clinic staff hooked up machinery and rearranged her body to make it look like they had been in the midst of a routine, abortion procedure. Even then, there might have been some slim hope of reviving Mrs. Mongar. The paramedics were able to generate a weak pulse. But, because of the cluttered hallways and the padlocked emergency door, it took them over twenty minutes just to find a way to get her out of the building. Doctors at the hospital managed to keep her heart beating, but they never knew what they were trying to treat, because Gosnell and his staff lied about how much anesthesia they had given, and who had given it. By that point, there was no way to restore any neurological activity. As a result of the cardiac arrest, she had stopped breathing and suffered acute anoxic encephalopathy – brain damage due to a lack of oxygen. Mrs. Mongar remained on life support until family members could make the trip from Virginia to say good-bye. She was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m. on November 20, 2009. The medical examiner concluded that the acute anoxic encephalopathy resulted from the cardiac arrest, which itself had been caused “because somebody gave her a Demerol overdose.” Gosnell was later arrested and charged with homicide in her death as well as the deaths of 7 babies he allegedly killed with scissors after they were born. Clinic worker, Sherry West, 52, has pleaded guilty to the charge, for her role in administering at least some of the fatal dose of Demerol.

• Montero, Ruth
Florida, Age 23


• Montoya, Denise Texas, Age 15

Denise was only 15-years old when she had a 25-and-a-half-week abortion performed by Dr. Douglas Karpen at the Women’s Pavillion in Houston, Texas on May 13, 1988. She began bleeding after the abortion, so she was admitted to Ben Taub Hospital in Houson where she remained until her death on May 29, 1988. (Harris County (TX) District Court # 89-16747)

• Moore, Sylvia
Illinois, Age 18
• Mora, Christine
California, Age 18
• Morales, Maura
Florida, Age 24
• Moran, Shelby
Illinois, Age 39

Morbelli, Jennifer Maryland, Age 29

Jennifer Morbelli Funeral

Jennifer Morbelli, 29, a kindergarten teacher from White Plains, New York had been expecting a daughter, Madison Leigh. Jennifer learned her daughter suffered from fetal anomalies, and according to reports, she traveled to Leroy Carhart’s late-term Germantown Reproductive Health Services abortion clinic in Germantown, Maryland. Sidewalk counselors at the clinic believe that Carhart began the fatal abortion process on Sunday, February 3. Jennifer was approx 33 weeks pregnant at the time. Witnesses in front of the abortion clinic, say they saw Jennifer return to the clinic over the next few days, but on Wednesday, they say she remained there for approx. 9 hours. Later that day, Carhart left the clinic, presumably to commit abortions in another state. At approximately 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 7, Jennifer presented at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Maryland. Family members told hospital personnel they had tried to reach Carhart several times, but he did not return their calls. Pro-lifer Jill Stanek reports that at approximately 9:00 a.m. Jennifer coded. She coded a total of six times before she was pronounced dead at about 10:00 a.m. It was during this time Carhart called the hospital but never showed up. Jennifer and her daughter were buried Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Carhart was also involved in the death of 19 year old Christin A. Gilbert. Please visit http://www.SafeandLegal.com for a list of women killed from legal abortion.

Morse, Kelly Pennsylvania, Age 32

Kathryn was a 20-year-old, Texas resident who went to Los Angeles to get a 16-week abortion. She was admitted to Bel Air Hospital for the saline abortion on September 1, 1972. By the next morning, she had a fever of 102° and she delivered a dead fetus about noon that day. Kathryn had a “fretful” night, went into shock early the next morning and was pronounced dead at 9:40 a.m. on September 3, 1972. The cause of death was from shock that started from the loss of blood to an ovary, which resulted in gangrene. (Los Angeles County Coroner’s Report, Case # 72-9587; “Reports on abortion deaths called lax,” Los Angeles Times, Part II, November 10, 1972.)

• Morse, Kathryn
California, Age 20
• Morton, Loretta
Oregon, Age 16
• Murphy, Kathy
California, Age Unknown
• Muzorewa, Dorothy
Illinois, Age 25

Negron, Guadalupe New York, Age 33

On July 9, 1993, Guadalupe, age 33, underwent a second-trimester abortion at Metro Women’s Center in Queens, New York. During the procedure, abortionist Dr. David Benjamin, a/k/a Elias Bonrouhi, lacerated her cervix and punctured her uterus, causing severe bleeding. Guadalupe was moved into recovery, but her condition was not monitored for over an hour. Although these injuries occurred during an abortion that began at 10:00 AM, an ambulance was not called until 1:40 PM. Upon their arrival at the clinic, paramedics found a breathing tube inserted into Guadalupe’s stomach instead of her trachea, causing stomach fluids to travel up the tube, into the mask, and down into her lungs. One paramedic said he found Guadalupe naked and bloody, and a nurse was screaming and trying to revive her in a small, unventilated room with an inadequate oxygen tank and no necessary equipment such as a blood pressure cuff. She died later that day from massive blood loss. Guadalupe was a native of Honduras and had immigrated to the United States. She had been selling ice from a cart to raise the funds to bring her children to the U.S. At the time of Guadalupe’s abortion, Dr. Benjamin’s medical license had been revoked by the state medical board, but he was able to continue seeing patients while he appealed the ruling. Dr. Benjamin was successfully convicted by the state for second-degree murder in this case. His sentence was for 25 years to life.

Dr. David Benjamin Abortion Death

The New York Times reported the story this way: As her life drained from her, Guadalupe Negron sat bleeding on an operating table, drowning in her own vomit as a doctor fumbled in a failed attempt to get oxygen into her lungs, a paramedic testified in the doctor’s murder trialy. The abortion doctor, David Benjamin, is accused of botching an abortion on Mrs. Negron — the fetus was 19 to 20 weeks old — so badly that he caused her death. At his trial yesterday, the witness, Freddie Neboa, a paramedic for 13 years, told of arriving at the Metro Women’s Center in Corona, Queens, on July 9, 1993, and finding the bizarre scene after being told that the woman was suffering a heart attack. In riveting testimony in State Supreme Court in Jamaica, Queens, Mr. Neboa said that the doctor had inserted a breathing tube into Mrs. Negron’s esophagus instead of her trachea. He also testified that the doctor’s wife, Jacqueline Bonrouhi, was pumping Mrs. Negron’s stomach instead of her sternum in an effort to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation. “While the female was performing C.P.R. on her stomach, fluids and food were coming into her face mask and back into her,” Mr. Neboa told the jury.

“There was no indication she was alive,” he continued. “She was dead. When we arrived on the scene we advised the female to stop pushing her stomach. We checked her pulse and there was none. Her nail beds were blue. Her lips were blue and her pupils were fully dilated.” Testifying before Judge Robert J. Hanophy, Mr. Neboa said that the woman had been in cardiac arrest more than 10 minutes. Realizing the severity of the problem, he and his partner, Miguel Acevedo, called for backup 10 minutes after arriving. “When we first entered, there was a lot of blood on everything, on the table, on her genital area, on the floor and instrument,” he said. The doctor told the paramedics the woman’s profuse bleeding was the result of some cervical bleeding after a successful operation. He added that Dr. Benjamin had not mentioned the life-threatening laceration to Mrs. Negron’s uterus and vagina. “If he had told us about the bleeding, we would have done what we call scoop and run,” he said, “meaning we would have taken her directly to the hospital. And we would have used mast pants, which pushes and squeezes blood to the heart brain or lungs. “I trusted this man that he would not lie to me,” he continued. The prosecution contends that Dr. Benjamin tried to hide the fact that he had botched the abortion because he was already in danger of losing his medical license. After Mrs. Negron was pronounced dead at the New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, Mr. Neboa said he tried to call Dr. Benjamin. “I got hold of a female,” he said, “but she hung up after someone in the background told her to hang up.( NY Times)

• Neil, Kimberly
California, Age Unknown

Newman, Germaine New Jersey, Age 14

On June 14, 1984, Germaine had a second-trimester abortion performed by Dr. E. Wyman Garrett in Newark, New Jersey. Four days later, she began throwing up and having abdominal pain and a high fever. The next morning, Germaine’s mother found the 14-year-old dead on the bathroom floor. An autopsy estimated the fetus to be 22 weeks and found that Germaine’s abdomen was full of pus and adhesions. The cause of death was from an abdominal infection and perforation of the uterus from the abortion procedure. When the New Jersey medical board investigated Dr. Wyman, they noted that he had altered Germaine’s medical records. (New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, disciplinary proceedings from April 10, 1986 to May 20, 1988; New Jersey Certificate of Death #35737)

• Niebel, Sara
Georgia, Age 15
• Nunez, Alexandra
New York, Age 37
• Ortega, Maria
New York, Age 23
• Ortenzio, Joyce
California, Age 32
• Ortiz, Venus
New York, Age 29

Padfield, Linda South Dakota, Age 28

Linda Padfield article

Twenty-eight-year-old Linda Padfield was hospitalized after Dr. Benjamin Munson performed a second-trimester abortion on her in June 1973. Munson had left a fetus of nearly five months gestation, missing a leg, an arm, part of the skull, and part of the torso, in Linda’s uterus. She died from the massive infection that was created by the retained fetal parts. Munson faced trial for manslaughter in the case, during which the South Dakota Attorney General is quoted as saying, “You take a three-inch leg off something, you have to know that there’s more in there than just the leg.” The defense argued that the state could not prove that Munson intended to harm Linda by leaving so much of the fetus inside her. The expert witness for the prosecution said that infection would result in every case when so much tissue is left behind, and the defense argued that infection is an accepted risk of abortion. Dr. Munson was acquitted in this case. Ironically, he was tried for manslaughter in 1985 following the abortion death of 18-year-old Yvonne Mesteth, (see her entry for more information) and again, he was acquitted. (American Medical News, August 29, 1977, December 12, 1977 and January 23, 1978; “S. Dakota doctor acquitted in abortion death,” Minneapolis Tribune October 21, 1977, p. 1B, 6B; South Dakota Death Certificate No. 140 85-003853) (Blackmun Wall)

Doc Innocent Linda Padfield Death

• Page, Mary Ann
Ohio, Age 36
• Paredez, Mary
California, Age 26

• Patterson, Holly California, Age 18

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18 year-old Holly Patterson, died on Sept. 17, 2003, of septic shock caused by inflammation of the uterus. Holly Patterson had visited #PlannedParenthood Sept. 10, and on Sept 13, had begun taking #RU486 abortion drugs prescribed to end her pregnancy.
The next day, she was crying and she told her dad she was having cramps. Over the next few days, Holly was bleeding severely, in acute pain and unable to walk. By the following weekend, she was rushed her to Valley Care Medical Center in Pleasanton, given painkillers and released.

Holly went back into the hospital in the middle of the night and she died at 2 p.m. The doctor told her family that she hadn’t aborted all of the fetus, and she had a massive systemic infection and went into septic shock.

• Payne, Shirley
Florida, Age 33
• Pena, Mary
California, Age 43
• Perguson, DaNette
Arizona, Age 19
• Peterson, Erika
California, Age 28
• Pierce, Catherine
Georgia, Age 27
• Poole, Katrina
Florida, Age 16

Poteat, Yvette South Carolina, Age 26

Yvette, age 26, underwent an abortion performed by Dr. Marion Dorn, Jr. at Ladies Clinic in Charleston, South Carolina on July 16, 1985. Afterwards, the doctor failed to examine the tissue, and did not notify Yvette that the lab report showed no fetal or placental matter. On July 27th, she suddenly experienced sharp lower abdominal pains and was taken to a hospital by her fiancee. She informed the doctors of her prior abortion, but was misdiagnosed as having pelvic inflammatory disease, given medication, discharged, and advised to seek follow-up in two days. Throughout July 28, she suffered continued pain, and was advised by the hospital not to return, but to give the medication a chance to work. Early in the morning of July 29, 1985, she collapsed at home and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. She suffered cardiac arrest due to a ruptured ectopic pregnancy and was pronounced dead at 6:15 AM. (Charleston County (SC) Court of Common Pleas Case Nos. 86-CP-10-3283 and 86-CP-10-3284) (Blackmun Wall)

Preston, Vanessa Texas, Age 22

On January 22, 1980, the seven-year anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Vanessa underwent a 16-week abortion at Fairmount Center in Dallas. During the procedure, she had a seizure, then went into cardiac arrest. The abortionist, Dr. Curtis Boyd, and a nurse began CPR, and were able to resuscitate her. However, she went into a second arrest before the ambulance arrived. She was stabilized and transferred to a hospital where she became unresponsive. About 40 minutes into exploratory surgery, Vanessa went into cardiac arrest again. She received a total of 24 units of blood, and efforts to resuscitate her were continued for 90 minutes. Despite heroic efforts, Vanessa died that day. She was 22 years old.

An autopsy found that there were multiple vaginal punctures around the cervix and that the placenta was still attached to the uterus. The autopsy concluded that Vanessa “suffered a cardiac arrest due to the sudden entry of amniotic fluid into her blood stream during a legal abortion. The entry of this fluid into the blood stream created a condition in which the blood could not clot properly. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was successful in restarting the heart, but also resulted in a relatively small tear of the liver. This liver injury would not normally be life threatening. However, in the presence of abnormal blood coagulation, the result was extensive hemorrhage into the abdominal cavity which could not be controlled at surgery.” The cause of death was listed as amniotic fluid embolism and disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC). DIC is a severe disorder in which the body, in response to initial clotting, mistakenly produces too much anti-clotting substance. It causes uncontrolled hemorrhaging and tissue death, and is a recognized potential complication of induced abortion. Dr. Curtis Boyd was a co-founder and board member of the National Abortion Federation, and Fairmount was a member clinic in good standing. (The Dallas Morning News: “Abortion patient dies after seizure,” January 24, 1980, “”Initial report exonerates clinic in abortion death,” January 25, 1980; Texas Autopsy Report No. 0190-80-0095; Texas Certificate of Death # 07018; “Fatal embolism during legal induced abortion,” Atrash, Cheek, Hogue, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 162:4, April 1990, p. 986-90; “Fatal Pulmonary Embolism During Legal Induced Abortion in the United States from 1972-1985,” Lawson, Herschel W., MD, Atrash, Hani K., MD, MPH, Franks, Adele L., MD, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 162, No. 4, April 1990, p. 986-990.)

• Ravenell, Dawndalea
New York, Age 13
• Reaves, Tonya
Illinois, Age 24
• Reynolds, Angela
New Jersey, Age 23
• Reynolds, Jacqueline
Georgia, Age 22
• Richardson, Erica
Maryland, Age 16
• Riley, Barbara
New York, Age 23
• Rodriguez, Carmen
New York, Age 31
• Rodriguez, Luz Maria
New York, Age 40
• Rodriguez, Magdalena
California, Age 23

Rodriguez, Maria E. Illinois, Age Unknown

On March 25, 2000 Maria E Rodriguez obtained a so-called “Safe/Legal” abortion at the Family Planning Associates Medical Group in Chicago, Ill. She was approximately 18 weeks pregnant and the abortion was performed by Edward Steve Lichtenberg. According to a lawsuit filed by the family, Lichtenberg perforated Maria’s uterus, a common abortion complication. While in the recovery room of the abortion clinic, Maria began to hemorrhage, and the abortionist recorded finding a “moderate flow” of vaginal bleeding. According to the suit, while Maria was deteriorating, neither abortionist nor clinic staff made attempts to determine the cause of the bleeding, replace lost oxygen, or transfer Maria to a hospital. It would be a critical 1.5 hours after the hemorrhage began before the clinic would transfer Maria to a hospital. Despite efforts from the Hospital to save her life she died later that evening.

• Rogers, Julia
Illinois, Age 20
• Rollinson, Rhonda
Pennsylvania, Age 32
• Roseberry, Allegra
Georgia, Age 41

Ross, Antonesha Illinois, Age Unknown

On May 2, 2009 Antonesha Ross made a down payment to Women’s Aid Clinic in Lincolnwood, Illinois for an abortion, she was told she was 13 weeks pregnant. She returned to the clinic on May 8th where abortionist

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Dr. Josephine Kamper performed the abortion on her. CRNA Lawrence Hill who monitored her discovered her blood oxygen levels were abnormal. When she began to cough up blood from her mouth and nose, the abortion clinic employee gave Antonesha a bag to breathe Instead of providing CPR. Antonesha suffered respiratory and cardiac arrest and died following her abortion. In a wrongful death lawsuitfiled by the woman’s family, the abortion clinic along with CRNA Lawrence Hill offered a total $555,508.00 in damages to the family for their negligence.

In 2011, state inspectors visited the abortion clinic and discovered such violations as dusty equipment, lack of a supervising registered nurse, and “frozen TV dinners stored in a biohazard lab refrigerator that also held placental or fetal tissue,” the state issued an order on October 21, 2011 indefinitely suspending the license of Women’s Aid to operate as a pregnancy termination specialty center (PTSC), and prohibiting the facility from performing surgical abortions. In 2012 the clinic was forced to surrender their medical license.
See Antonesha Ross AB Death

According to the website AbortionDocs, this dangerous abortion clinic is now Open for abortions via phone call confirmation 03/06/2012 Clinic closed as of 09/20/2012; opened new medical facility in another location. The Illinois Department of Professional Regulations disciplined a Josephine Kamper, Chicago – for , “physician and surgeon license (036-057416) placed on probation for two years due to her failure to evaluate one of her patients prior to anesthesia and failure to participate in thorough discussion of an agreement with the anesthesia plan with CRNA.”

• Rowe, Sharonda
Washington DC, Age 17
• Ruckman, Stayce
Missouri, Age 23
• Ruggiero, Rhonda
Ohio, Age 29
• Russ, LaSandra
California, Age 20

Russell, Tamiia Michigan, Age 15

15 year old killed by legal abortion

15 year old killed by legal abortion


In 2004, 15 year-old Tamiia Russell sought a “Safe/legal” abortion six months after becoming pregnant by her 24-year-old boyfriend
. Russell ended up at the WomanCare abortion clinic in Michigan, and her adult boyfriend paid $2,000 to have the late-term abortion performed. The procedure, which was performed by abortion doctor, Alberto Hodari, took 2 days to complete. On her return home, Tamiia experienced severe bleeding. WomanCare told her family such bleeding was “normal” and not to take her to the hospital. But the family ignored the advice of the clinic and called paramedics anyway, only it was too late. Tamiia died on her way to the Hospital on January 8, 2004. The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office deemed her cause of death “Uterine infarction with sepsis, due to status post second trimester abortion.” Investigations into the WomanCare abortion clinic and abortionist revealed that they had numerous suits filed against them, and in March of 2011 Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a lawsuit seeking closure of the clinic.

• Saenz, Stella
California, Age 42

Sanchez, Angela California, Age 28

Angela Sanchez Ab death Article

Alicia Ruiz Hanna, 33, had limited medical training but posed as a physician and performed abortions at her Santa Ana clinic. She was convicted of second-degree murder and performing illegal abortions after a patient suffered a seizure on the examination table and died in January, 1993. Angela Sanchez, had gone to Hanna’s clinic for an abortion. As two of Sanchez’s four children sat in the waiting room, she died after reacting violently to an unknown drug injected by Hanna in preparation for the procedure. Hanna told the children that their mother had left without them, according to testimony. The children waited around most of the day, hoping for their mother’s return, until a relative picked them up and began a citywide search for their mother. When they returned to the clinic in hope of finding Sanchez, they found Hanna trying to stuff Sanchez’s body into a car trunk, according to testimony. Deputy Dist. Atty. Rick King said Hanna had made plans to dump the corpse in Tijuana. Abortion clinic receptionist Irasema Mendoza testified.”I told her to call the paramedics. I took the phone to call the paramedics but Alicia grabbed it away from me and hung up. She told me not to call them because I was going to get her into problems. ”

Maria Santiago

Operation Rescue reported that, An inspection of the Associates in OB/GYN Care abortion clinic in Baltimore conducted by the Maryland Department of Health on February 20, 2013, indicated that 38-year old Maria Santiago was 12.5 weeks pregnant at the time of the abortion. Abortionist Iris E. Dominy told the inspector that Santiago slept throughout her abortion. According to the deficiency report issued after the inspection, Dominy completed the abortion on the sleeping woman then left the room. An unqualified worker was left alone with the patient. That worker occupied herself with filling out paperwork while the patient remained on the abortion table. Sometime later, she called for a second worker to help her dress the patient and move the unconscious woman to the recovery area. The second worker noticed that Santiago was pale and not breathing. Dominy was notified and returned to the procedure room where she sat the unconscious Santiago up and began a “sternum rub.” No one at the clinic, including Dominy, had current CPR certification. A crash cart in the hallway was not used and the defibrillator was broken.

Iris Dominy Maria Santiago

The inspector noted that Santiago’s death certificate showed she died from Severe Pulminary Edema, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, and Hypoxia Brain Injury. No one knows how long Santiago went without breathing. It was found that staff failed to provide proper post-anesthesia care and observation.

• Satterfield, Angela
Oklahoma, Age 23
• Schaner, Carole
New York, Age 37
• Schwier, Pearl
New York, Age 42
• Scott, Angela
Georgia, Age 19
• Shaw, Semika
Pennsylvania, Age 22

Shevin, Oriane California, Age 34

In 2007, abortionist Christopher Dotson Jr. and a second physician, Josepha Seletz, of Eve Surgical Center abortion clinic, agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit over the death of a mother of two, according to documents filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The family alleged that the woman, 34 year old Oriane Shevin, was improperly given Mifepristone — which is used for early pregnancy termination — and did not receive proper follow-up care. The mother of two young children was taken by ambulance to Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center, where she died of sepsis, a blood infection in 2005. In 2010, the California Medical Board put Dotson in charge of monitoring a troubled abortionist who, while under supervision, allegedly mishandled an abortion leading to that patient’s death.

• Simmons, Jan
California, Age 16

Small, Gloria Florida, Age 34

The abortionist who killed Gloria Small had quite a history with the medical and prison community:

Tauber in trouble again
Abortion Doctor Ronald Tauber had his Florida medical license suspended following the abortion related death of Gloria Small. In 1985 after moving to Michigan, Tauber’s license to practice osteopathic medicine in that state was revoked following his conviction of First Degree criminal sexual assault, and second degree criminal sexual conduct. Details of the case revealed that abortionist Tauber was convicted after the state proved he had forcibly transported a six year old girl in his car against her will. Tauber admitted exposing himself to the girl and placing her hand on his penis. He also lifted the child’s undergarment to expose her vulva. Tauber released the girl when she began to cry. Tauber was also cited for masturbating in his car outside a high school where young girls were exiting.. Tauber was released from prison on January 3, 1990 and his parole ended on August 15, 1991. Tauber was later licensed to practice by the state of New York in August of 1992. Forget the fact that, based on the Michigan conviction, California revoked [Ronald Tauber]’s license to practice medicine. The New York State Department of Health believes that Tauber is fit to practice medicine.
According to Newsday, during Tauber’s 1982 Michigan trial his psychiatrist testified that Tauber had confessed to exposing himself to more than 700 girls and women.Tauber himself reportedly testified that his psychiatrist had misunderstood him – Tauber had only told the psychiatrist that he fantasized about exposing himself on at least 700 different occasions. (SOURCE: Michigan Medical Board case #82-202 and California Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners case # 90-6 and OAH # N-37351. People vs. Ronald Tauber (Michigan Case # 80-46749-FY)

• Smith, Deloris
Georgia, Age 15
• Smith, Diane
Illinois, Age 23
Smith, Laura Hope Massachusetts, Age 22

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Abortion patient, Laura Smith died as a result of her abortion at the Women’s Health Center, in Hyannis, MA. where abortionist Rapin Osathanondh did the botched procedure. During the abortion, Laura’s heart, pulse and blood pressure were not monitored, and there was no oxygen source in the room. The media could report how abortionist Osathanondh, and an office worker who had no training in resuscitative measures, and were only ones with Laura after the abortion. They could report how after the abortion, Osathanondh called Smith’s name to wake her, and when he received no response, he failed to timely initiate a call to 911, according to Laura’s mom, Eileen. Smith was pronounced dead by the time she arrived at Cape Cod Hospital. Eileen reported that Osathanondh lied repeatedly to its staff about the incident, telling them he gave Smith oxygen when he didn’t, monitored her pulse when he didn’t, claimed he and his assistant were certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support when they weren’t, and said he hadn’t left the room from the time he began CPR until the ambulance arrived.

• Smith, Margaret
New York, Age 25
• Smith, Teresa
Mississippi, Age 31
• Sorrels, Laura
California, Age 30
• Soto, Maria
California, Age 32

• Strong, Kathryn
California, Age 26
• Suddeth, Jennifer
California, Age 17
• Suematsu, Tami
California, Age 19
• Tanner, Yvonne
California, Age 22
• Tennyson, Mary
Georgia, Age 20
• Thames, Michelle
California, Age 18

Thao, Lar Vang Pennsylvania, Age 25

Lar Vang Thao was a 25 year old married Asian woman when she died on October 7, 2005 after an elective abortion at Rochester Methodist Hospital in Minnesota.

• Thomas, Ingrid
Michigan, Age 28
• Thomas, Magnolia
Illinois, Age 35
• Torres, Manuela
California, Age 36

Tran, Hoa Thuy “Vivian” California, Age 22

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In 2005, the husband of woman who died after receiving the abortion pill at a California Planned Parenthood filed suit against the abortion giant, accusing them of not warning her of the drug’s risks. Hoa Thuy “Vivian” Tran died Dec. 29, 2003 — six days after beginning the drugs’ cycle. She was 22. An autopsy revealed evidence of sepsis, an illness caused by infection in the bloodstream, according to the reports. Planned Parenthood’s response? Spokeswoman Kimberlee Ward said, “Planned Parenthood has absolute confidence on this method of abortion.”

• Tsuji, Elizabeth
California, Age 21
• Tubbs, Cheryl
California, Age 29
• Tyke, Maureen
Florida, Age 21
• Vangates, Cycloria
Florida, Age Unknown

Veal, Latachie Texas, Age 17
This 17-year-old teen underwent a 20 to 22-week abortion by Dr. Robert Crist on November 2, 1991, at West Loop Clinic in Houston. Afterward, she started bleeding heavily, and asked the staff for help. She was told that her symptoms were normal, and was sent home without any provision to monitor her. Later that evening, she stopped breathing. Her brother-in-law called 911 while her sister did CPR. She was pronounced dead upon arrival at a local hospital. Dr. Crist reportedly called the publicity about Latachie’s death “media hype and a political event.” (Houston Chronicle: “Abortion doctor has history of suits,” November 3, 1991; “Death of teen after abortion leads to probe of care at medical clinic,” November 6, 1991; “Doctor labels reports of death of abortion patient media hype,” November 11, 1991; “Doctor investigated in post-abortion death,” The Kansas City Star, November 6, 1991, A1, A13; “Young woman dies after having abortion,” Houston Post, November 7, 1991, A-27)

Vise, Brenda C. Tennessee, Age 38

38 year-old Brenda Vise died on September 12, 2001, after having an abortion at the Volunteer Women’s Clinic in Knoxville Tennessee. A lawsuit filed by her estate claims the abortion clinic did not discern that Ms. Vise was having a tubal pregnancy. It was estimated that Ms. Vise was approximately six weeks pregnant. Clinic personnel prescribed Mifeprex, also known as RU-486, commonly referred to as the “abortion pill.” After receiving the initial dose of Mifeprex at the clinic, Ms. Vise returned home and began experiencing problems.Multiple calls were placed to the clinic as her condition worsened, and in every instance Ms. Vise was advised that her symptoms were normal and routine. The clinic never suggested that Ms. Vise return to the clinic so she could be examined by a medical doctor to verify the complications were not serious. Ms Vise was finally taken to a Chattanooga hospital but it was too late to save her. Brenda Vise’s death was a tragedy. Please visit http://www.safeandlegal.com to see the names of women who died from legal abortion. And SHARE !

• Vosseler, Cheryl
California, Age 17
• Vroman, Gail
Indiana, Age 20
• Wainwright, Pamela
Georgia, Age 37
• Wallace, Lynette
California, Age 22

• Walton, Debra
Alabama, Age 35
• Ward, Nancy
Missouri, Age Unknown

Watley, Sheila Texas, Age 31
On December 29, 1987, 31-year-old Sheila had an abortion at Concerned Women’s Center in Houston, Texas. About four minutes into the 17th week abortion procedure, which was being done by Dr. Richard Cunningham, Sheila went into cardio-respiratory arrest. She was pronounced dead later that day. Her cause of death was an amniotic fluid embolism. She left behind one child. (Harris County (TX) District Court Case # 89-16100)

• Watson, Diane
Illinois, Age 27
• Weber, Ingar
Louisiana, Age Unknown

Wells, Robin Ohio, Age 27

On July 25, 1981, Robin had an abortion under general anesthesia at the Akron Center for Reproductive Health. After the procedure, Robin suffered a cardiac arrest while in the recovery room, and went into a coma. On August 2, she died from complications of the anesthesia overdose, which she was given during the abortion. She was 27 years old and the mother of three small children. (Ohio Certificate of Death, File # 061414; Summit County (OH) Court of Common Pleas, Case # CV 82 4 1036)

Wesson, Tatanisha California, Age 24

TaTanisha ab death story

Abortion doctor Edward C. Allred had troubling attitudes toward African Americans. Allred once publicly stated, “When a sullen black woman of 17 or 18 can decide to have a baby and get welfare and food stamps and become a burden to all of us, it’s time to stop…” In 1995, the abortion clinic Allred ran would be accused of racism in the abortion-related death of a 24 year-old African American woman. It was in January of 1995, that 24 year-old African American TaTanisha Wesson went to the Family Planning Associates abortion clinic in Los Angeles, for an abortion and never came home. TaTanisha died in the hospital on February 1, 1995, leaving behind her 5 year old born son. An attorney for the family told the press that the abortion clinic gave TaTanisha too much anesthesia, that clinic staff was not present when she began to vomit, and that the abortion clinic delayed calling 911 for approx. 25 critical minutes. Her parents then accused the abortionist of racism in their daughter’s death. TaTanisha is one of many women who believed the lie that legal abortion made a “safe” abortion.

Williams, Chivon Michigan, Age 17

Chivon Williams died in 1996 after receiving a first trimester abortion from Michigan abortionist Alberto Hodari. According to reports, an hour and forty minutes after Hodari began the abortion on Williams, she was discharged even though she was complaining of pain in her stomach and chest. Soon after she arrived at her home, she “became unresponsive.” At 5:17, on the same day as the abortion, she was pronounced dead. Go to http://www.safeandlegal.com to see a list of the names of women killed by so-called “Safe/Legal” abortion.

• Williams, Ellen
Florida, Age 38

Williams, Nichole Missouri, Age 22

22 Year old dies from Planned Parenthood run abortion clinic:
22 year-old Nichole Williams went to Reproductive Health Services in St. Louis for a first-trimester #abortion on April 25, 1997. She would not return home. Reproductive Health is run by Planned Parenthood of St. Louis, and the abortion was performed by Dr. Robert Crist, who is their medical director. According to local media reports, Williams had been given Lidocaine, a local anesthetic, and Vasopressin, for the five-minute procedure. Seconds before Crist finished, the abortionist saw that something was wrong with Williams’ breathing. Crist completed the abortion and ordered the staff at his abortion clinic to call 911. Oxygen was administered, and the medical staff began resuscitation efforts as Williams’ vital signs continued to fail. Fifteen minutes later, an ambulance crew found Williams in full cardiac arrest. She was pronounced dead at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Tamara Morris, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood said that Crist regularly travels to St. Louis to perform abortions and has performed more than 100,000 abortions nationwide, at that time. The Planned Parenthood spokesperson told the media that Williams is his third patient to die during or after an abortion-related procedure. At the time of William’s death, Crist also had six lawsuits filed against him over medical procedures. The Planned Parenthood spokesperson praised the abortionist telling the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that, “Dr. Crist has a wonderful reputation. He is a very respected physician. There’s always a risk in any kind of surgery.”
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Read more about this doctor’s egregious record here http://abortiondocs.org/clinic/abortionist/151/

• Williams, Sandra
Pennsylvania, Age 30
• Williams, Shirley
Georgia, Age 30
• Williamson, Tanya
New York, Age 28
• Wingo, Carole
Michigan, Age 22

Wolfe, Virginia Texas, Age 33

33-year-old Genie had an abortion performed by Dr. Lillian Jones at Methodist Women’s and Children’s Hospital in San Antonio, Texas on July 6, 1998. During the suction D&C, her uterus and bladder were perforated. Dr. Jones did not suspect that there were any complications until Genie had already had massive hemorrhaging and went into cardiac arrest. Surgical repairs were done to the ureters and bladder and her uterus was removed. Unfortunately, her brain had already been damaged from lack of oxygen, and she was pronounced dead on July 10, 1998. She left behind one stepson. (Bexar County Forensic Science Center Autopsy Report, Case # 98-1003)
• Wolfe, Virginia
Texas, Age 33
• Wood, Darlene
Pennsylvania, Age Unknown
Wright, Gail
New Jersey, Age 29

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These are the faces of PRO-CHOICE AMERICA ! And this is but a drop in the bucket. There are thousands of such stories ranging from brutal attacks of pro-choice boyfriends who kill their pro-life girlfriends because they refuse to have abortions, to pro-choice activists who attack pro-lifers, vandalize their property, and threaten them constantly, to abortion doctors who have sexually assaulted their abortion patients ( google: Dr. Brian Finkel or Dr. Nabil Ghali to name a few) to those who have cared so little for these women that they left the abortion mills in plastic bags, or died later from neglect.

Abortionist beats wife

In 1999, Abortionist Neville W. Duncan was placed on 18 months’ probation, sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $250 after pleading no contest to charges that he beat his wife. He was also arrested when police found crack cocaine in his pocket.

Duncan was arrested after allegedly punching his wife in his car, then pinning her to the ground and slapping her after she climbed out the window of the vehicle, according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, (Doctor sentenced to 30 days in jail -01-15-1999).

News reports indicated that Duncan served time for contempt of court, when he failed to provide the required child support he owed.

Abortionist guilty of murdering wife

December 11, 2001, The Oklahoman detailed the murder trial of abortionist John Baxter Hamilton. Hamilton performed abortions at the Oklahoma Clinic for Women in Oklahoma City, OK.

Hamilton was found guilty in the Valentine’s Day killing of his wife, Susan Hamilton, 55. Her nude body was found lying in blood in the master bathroom of the Hamiltons’ Quail Creek home, her skull fractured and face disfigured. She had been choked with a necktie and beaten to death.

News Reports of the case indicated that Hamilton’s wife had suspected the abortionist of having an affair with a topless dancer who may have been a patient of the doctor’s. His wife was considering leaving him and talking of divorce two days before the murder.

Authorities noted that after Hamilton murdered his wife he then called 911 to report the death. Authorities found the woman dead on the couple’s master bedroom floor.

He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the murder of his wife and was ordered to pay $11,104 for the cost of his incarceration. Following his murder conviction, Oklahoma and Tennessee revoked his medical license and on September 19, 2003, Hamilton voluntarily surrendered his Georgia license.

Abortion doctor accused of killing wife

On December 15,2006, the Hattiesburg American reported in an article, (Doctor pleads not guilty to killing his wife ), that abortionist Malachy DeHenre was arrested after a new indictment accused him of shooting his wife, Dr. Nyasha DeHenre, in the head in their Laurel home in 1997. At his first trial in 1999, the jury voted 11-1 to acquit him, resulting in a hung jury.

According to a WDAM News 7 news report, (Doctor to face 2nd trial for wife’s slaying: 12-18-2006), DeHenre is also being charged with the rape of a then 21-year-old patient when he was practicing at the Family Health Care Center in 1992.

DeHenre has a long history of trouble in his performance of abortions and treatment of women. He performed abortions in Alabama before he lost his license to practice in that state, according to a Washington Post story , (Alabama Abortion Clinic to Stay Shut: 6-15-2006).

The Post reported that DeHenre formerly worked for the Summit abortion clinic in Alabama which, was closed in 2006 after state inspectors found them dispensing RU-486 without a doctor present. The article says that in December of 2004, the Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama indefinitely suspended the license of Malachy M. DeHenre. The commission ruled that DeHenre’s conduct in four cases from 2000 to 2003 was “immoral, unprofessional or dishonorable” and that he endangered his patients through “gross malpractice.”
In March of 2005, DeHenre’s license was indefinitely suspended by the Mississippi Medical Board. It had been temporarily suspended in 2004 after one of DeHenre’s Alabama abortion patients died. A 2004, Clarion Ledger report entitled, Abortion death cited in action against doctor Ala. suspends license of Jackson abortion practitioner, reveals that the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners found that the patient was discharged from Summit Medical Center 20 minutes after having an abortion on Nov. 25, 2003. Less than six hours later, her husband contacted the medical center and reported that his wife had abdominal pain and a low temperature.

She was taken by ambulance to a Birmingham hospital, where she died. She sustained an unrecognized uterine perforation during the abortion, the board said. “Subsequent hemorrhagic shock led to her ultimate demise,” according to the board’s report to the licensure commission.

According to the Clarion Ledger, (Suspended doc: Didn’t like doing 35,000 abortions: 3-18-2005), after his suspension in Mississippi, DeHenre said that he did not like performing some 35,000 abortions, but did so because he needed the work. “I ask for your forgiveness,” Dehenre said. “I don’t want to be an outcast. I want to be among the medical community.” The Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure told the press that they received “more than one complaint, ” in the case.

After DeHenre’s 2006 arrest he was denied his bond request and will be held in the Jones County Adult Detention Facility in Ellisville until his trial, which will likely be held in the spring of 2007.

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ANGELA:
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Angela was twenty weeks pregnant when she walked into a dingy abortion clinic in Santa Ana, California, on August 7, 2004. Her abortion was completed in five minutes with little or no pain relief by an 84-year old abortionist, Phillip Rand</strong>, who rotated his time between several clinics throughout Southern California.

When he was done with Angela’s abortion, he got in his car and began the three-hour drive on congested California freeways to another abortion clinic in Chula Vista, near the Mexican border, where he had more patients waiting. But when Angela started bleeding heavily, the two medical aids, who were the only ones left in the clinic, didn’t know what to do. One called Rand and asked him to return to the clinic to help the hemorrhaging women, but Rand refused. He was already an hour or so away and didn’t want to go back and risk losing business in Chula Vista. He told them to call 911 if she got any worse.
16 abortion clinics have stopped supplying abortions in Texas thanks to the new law.

Angela did get worse – much worse. By the time paramedics arrived, it was too late. They found her in a pool of her own blood. There was no oxygen or no crash cart at the clinic, but it is doubtful that the two minimally-trained aids would have know how to operate them if they had been available. Angela was transported to a local hospital where she later died.

One paramedic was so incensed by how he found Angela that he reported Rand to his supervisor who, in turn, notified the Medical Board. A signed declaration from the paramedic noted, “This was the worst post-partum patient situation at a medical clinic I have ever encountered during my time as a paramedic.” Twenty months later Rand surrendered his medical license.

For Angela, there was no continuity of care. Rand held no hospital privileges. This allowed him to operate well below the standard of care at the cost of one woman’s life.

Fire breaks out at abortion clinic which used to employ doc now accused of murder, Steven Brigham

Posted in Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion clinic worker arrested, Abortionist, Abortionist arrested, National Abortion Federation, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, Steven Chase Brigham with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2012 by saynsumthn

1/3/2012 (PNJ) A New Jersey abortion doctor who is facing murder charges in connection with late-term abortions is linked to the Pensacola abortion clinic that burned Sunday.

Records show that a mailing address for American Family Planning clinic in Pensacola matches an address used by Dr. Steven Brigham in Voorhees, N.J.

American Family Planning lists its physical address at 6770 N. Ninth Ave. and its mailing address as 1 Alpha Ave. in Voorhees, N.J., according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

The New Jersey address used by Brigham is the location of American Women’s Services, which offers abortion and gynecological services.

Brigham was being held in Camden County Jail in New Jersey pending extradition to Maryland.

Pensacola Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Peake tells the Pensacola News Journal ( http://on.pnj.com/v4Ykmh) that the two-story building housing the American Family Planning clinic was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived just after 1 a.m. Sunday.No one was injured. Peake said the investigation was turned over to the state.

The clinic formerly known as The Ladies Center and as Community Healthcare…In 1995, a New York Times article reported that Florida suspended the license of the Ladies Center abortionist: Steven Brigham. He had been performing abortions at the Ladies Center in Pensacola despite his well publicized cases from New Jersey, New York, Georgia, and California.

Investigators have determined that the fire at the American Family Planning clinic, 6770 N. Ninth Ave., started outside the building, Deborah Cox, a state fire marshal’s office spokeswoman, said this morning.

“We have not determined that it’s arson,” Cox said. “The investigation is continuing in that regard. We haven’t determined the cause of the fire.”
Police Chief Simmons said he was not aware of any recent threats against the clinic.

The clinic pays off-duty Pensacola police officers to provide security.

On Oct. 30, 2009, Community Healthcare Center voluntarily closed because of its failure to pay a $413,000 fine to the state for a licensing violation. In January of that year, a survey by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration determined that the center’s lab license had been expired.

Meanwhile, the circuit riding abortionist who owned the abortion clinic and then used the Pensacola clinic as his mailing address has a history of abuses. In 1998, Steven Chase Brigham was sentenced to four months in jail for failing to file corporate income tax returns and bilking insurance companies in New York, according to a Boston newspaper.

Last week- Brigham was arrested and charged with murder for several abortions he performed in Maryland on babies that were viable. Brigham has a history of abuse of women and children through botched abortions, which the media has chosen to ignore and leave off this story. I am sure the media wants to hang this on the backs of pro-lifers without even entertaining the idea that the records at that clinic might implicate Brigham further…..

According to reports, Brigham has had a shaky history in Florida as well….When Brigham came to Pensacola, his license had been suspended in two states and restricted in two others. He also had agreed to retire from practicing in another state.
Pensacola abortion opponents expressed concern about Brigham working here. They protested outside a state agency in Tallahassee in December 1994. They also asked the Agency for Health Care Administration, which oversees the Florida State Board of Medicine, to suspend Brigham’s license to practice in Florida.

In February 1995, the agency suspended Brigham’s Florida medical license. The agency cited three violations:

» Brigham’s failed to notify Florida about actions against his license. In 1992, he agreed to have his license placed on permanent inactive status in Pennsylvania. In 1994, his New York license was revoked and his New Jersey license was suspended.

» He failed to notify Florida that he changed the primary place of his practice from New Jersey to Pensacola.
» Brigham failed to get malpractice insurance when he began practicing in Pensacola.
The Florida Board of Medicine decided to revoke Brigham’s license in June 1996

The recorded incidents of Brigham’s other questionable activities are detailed below:

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BALTIMORE — Two doctors who Maryland authorities say botched a teenager’s abortion last year in Elkton, Md., have been indicted on murder charges and are awaiting extradition from New Jersey and Utah, where they were arrested this week.

Steven Chase Brigham, 55, of Voorhees, N.J., and Nicola Irene Riley, 46, of Salt Lake City, Utah, had been ordered to stop practicing medicine by the Maryland Board of Physicians in September 2010, a month after officials said an operation at the Elkton clinic went awry.

In that case, which police said forms the basis for most of the criminal charges filed this week, an 18-year-old woman from New Jersey suffered a ruptured uterus and other internal injuries during a procedure at the American Woman’s Services clinic on East High Street in Elkton.

The physicians board found that the woman, who was 21 weeks pregnant, had initially been treated in Voorhees, N.J., where her cervix was dilated. The woman was then told to travel, in her own car, to Elkton so doctors could complete the procedure.

After the woman suffered a ruptured uterus, state officials said Riley put the patient in Brigham’s rented Chevrolet Malibu and drove her Union Hospital in Elkton. The board said she sat in slumped in a wheelchair, nearly unconscious, outside the emergency room, while Riley argued with hospital staff, demanding their identities before treating the woman.

The woman was flown that day to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for more treatment. State officials said Riley then returned to his clinic in Elkton to perform another abortion. The injured woman survived.

Maryland’s abortion law, which is less restrictive than in nearby states, may explain why the procedure was initiated elsewhere and completed in Elkton. In other states, later abortions must be performed at a surgical center or hospital rather than at a doctor’s office. In New Jersey, pregnancies after 14 weeks cannot be ended at doctors’ offices.

After this case, the state Health Department proposed regulations to increase oversight of surgical abortion clinics.

Elkton police said they searched the clinic on East High Street but could not located medical records for the woman. But police said they found 35 later-term fetuses, some 20 to 35 weeks old, in a freezer. The Philadelphia Inquirer has reported that Brigham’s four New Jersey clinics cannot perform abortions after the first trimester — 14 weeks of pregnancy — because they did not meet safety standards.

Another doctor at the clinic, George Shepard Jr., 88, also had his Maryland license suspended by the Board of Physicians, but he has not been charged with a crime. ( And here NJ Case here) State authorities said Brigham ran a string of clinics in several states, including Pennsylvania and New York. His Maryland clinics were located in Elkton, Baltimore, College Park, Frederick and Cheverly.

Both doctors who have been charged have previously lost their licenses to practice medicine or run clinics in several states, including New York and Pennsylvania.

Brigham faces five counts of first-degree murder, five counts of second-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder. Riley faces one count each of first- and second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Details behind each of the murder counts was not given by Elkton police, who issued a news release on the charges but cited only the case of the 18-year-old woman who was injured. It was not immediately clear if the other murder counts related to the other fetuses that police said were found in the clinic’s freezer.

In early August 2010 abortion patient “D.B.”, as records identify her, went to Steven Chase Brigham’s American Women’s Center in Voorhees, New Jersey, and discovered she was 21.5 weeks pregnant. In order to skirt the laws on abortion limits by gestation in New Jersey, 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. 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.

It appears in an effort to maximize profit and avoid state law, Brigham would begin the late term abortions in New Jersey, than instruct the women to appear to his office in Maryland where the abortion could be completed legally.

The abortion on D.B. was performed by Brigham’s associate Nicola I. Riley, with Brigham overseeing the procedure. D.B. began her procedure at about 11:00 a.m. and it lasted for about two hours. The patient developed complications and needed to be taken to the nearby hospital. Riley placed D.B. into a wheelchair with her legs up and had intended to push her the two blocks to the emergency room, but the patient’s mother 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. The 18-year-old woman suffered a critical uterine perforation during surgery, she arrived at the hospital bleeding and semiconscious. The patient’s injuries were so complicated that she had to be flown by helicopter to Johns Hopkins Hospital. Riley “returned to the Elkton office … to perform another abortion,” documents report.

According to several archived news sources – abortion doctor Steven Chase Brigham has had a litany of troubles which have plagued him for years.

In 1990 according to The Providence ( A Canadian Newspaper) Brigham attended the National Abortion Federation Conference, where he was quoted in the paper as stating, “We believe women deserve the best care.”

NOTE_ He was obviously associating with NAF and they welcomed Brigham in…but… in 2011 when Brigham was finally arrested NAF Had this to say as their excuse:

Vicky Saporta, president of the National Abortion Federation in Washington, D.C., has said Brigham’s activities “are not representative of abortion care…throughout the country.”
In a September 2010 blog post that addressed an investigation into Brigham’s practices by the Maryland Board of Physicians, Saporta said Brigham “has come under fire from state licensing boards and health departments throughout his career and has had his medical license temporarily suspended, relinquished or revoked in five states.”
“These repeated disciplinary actions make it evident that Dr. Brigham operates outside recognized standards for quality abortion care,
” she said.

Elizabeth Barnes, director of the Cherry Hill Women’s Center Abortion clinic , said this after Brigham’s 2011 arrest, “I am glad that a predator is off the street.”
She added: “I hope the public understands that Steve Brigham is an anomaly and that most abortion care is of high quality.

The only problem with Barnes’ statement is that it is false and the abortion industry covers for these doctors all the time defending the male killers instead of the women seeking the abortion !

In 1991 – Brigham was ordered by Berks County Judge Forrest G. Shaeffer Jr to stop doing abortions at his Berk, PA offices. Shaeffer ruled that Brigham fraudulently concealed his intentions to perform abortions when he signed a lease from the owners: Berkshire Group.

In 1992, according to the Associate Press, Brigham retired his Pennsylvania medical license after a confidential attorney general investigation.

In 1994, The Star Ledger reported that a New Jersey woman filed suit against Brigham after he botched a late stage abortion then kept her bleeding in his office for hours. The suit identified the woman only as “Jane Doe” said that the abortion patient lost 8 units of blood and needed an emergency hysterectomy following her encounter with Steven Brigham at the American Women’s Center in Spring Valley, NY. The paper stated that at the time of the suit, Brigham had lost his medical license in New York.

While lawmakers in Maryland are cracking down on non-surgical Pregnancy Care Centers, they have neglected the high risk surgical abortion clinics, for possibly political reasons. In the 1994 suit mentioned above, the plaintiffs claimed that Brigham lured women into his abortion clinic through deceptive yellow page ads indicating he was ” a specialist in gynecological surgery”

Similar to recent events from the recent Maryland botched abortion incident, in this 1994 case, when the women came to Brigham showing signs of a later term pregnancy than New Jersey law allowed, staff at Brigham’s abortion clinic told her they could do the procedure in New York. During the abortion , according to the article, Brigham slashed the women’s cervix , uterus, and uterine artery. Despite her obvious critical condition, Brigham only called an ambulance after the women went into shock.

In January of 1994, the Star Ledger reported that New Jersey disciplined Brigham’s New Jersey license and according to the 17-page complaint charged that Brigham “has no formal training in obstetrics and gynecology and is neither board certified nor board eligible in any specialty.”

The state also alleged that in 1993, Brigham performed an abortion on a 14 year old girl and barred her mother from the operating room because she could not pay his $50.00 surcharge, for allowing a family member to watch the procedure. In addition, the article states that according to the complaint, Brigham used excessive amounts of sedation and placed gauze in the teen’s mouth during the abortion.

Brigham was also accused by the board of performing second trimester abortions which he was not trained to perform , failed to refer patients for follow-up care, engaged in unsterile practices and published “misleading and deceptive advertisements”.

Also in 1994, according to the Asbury Press, a nurse was so disgusted with the care Brigham gave his abortion patients that she quite working for him. Lynette Zielke of Turnersville, testified before the New Jersey Medical Board that she was the nurse who assisted Brigham in the 1993 abortion on the 14-year-old girl. She said the girl was over sedated and that Brigham risked choking her by stuffing her mouth full of gauze. ” I whispered, do you really want to do this?” Brigham replied, “Yeah , I want to give her a little extra sedation, She needs it.” The nurse then exclaimed that they would not be able to wake her up.

In December of 1994, The Star Ledger headline read, ” New York revokes license of abortion doctor”
The article stated that both New York and New Jersey determined that Brigham was a danger to the public for acting negligently and displaying bad judgement and according to the report would often “inflate and embellish the truth.” Brigham maintained that he was a victim of unfair treatment by the board. At the time of the revocation, Brigham was practicing at an abortion clinic in Florida and had previously let his Georgia license expire instead of facing a disciplinary hearing in that state. In addition, the 1994 news story said the California medical board was meeting to determine whether they would revoke his license as well.

When local pro-life groups publicized the news of Brigham’s disciplinary records, a 1994 Associate Press report quoted Patricia Anderson spokeswomen with the National Abortion Federation as blaming pro-lifers for sleazy abortionists when she stated, that tactics against abortion doctors “create a climate where physicians with less experience can step in.”

In 1995, a New York Times article reported that Florida suspended the license of Steven Brigham. He had been performing abortions at the Ladies Center in Pensacola despite his well publicized cases from New Jersey, New York, Georgia, and California.

In 1998, he was sentenced to four months in jail for failing to file corporate income tax returns and bilking insurance companies in New York, according to a Boston newspaper.

Old news stories also indicate that despite Brigham’s despicable behavior of botched and dangerous abortions, pro-choice supporters routinely came out to escort women into his clinics.

According to Boston.com in April of 2010, the IRS placed more than $234,000 in liens against him for failing to pay payroll taxes. He’s also subject to tens of thousands of dollars in state tax liens. and in July , the Pennsylvania Department of Health ordered Brigham to close his four clinics in the state, saying he employed unlicensed caregivers.

The pro-life group Operation Rescue is calling for criminal charges against Brigham and has a detailed report of secret abortion clinics and abortion horrors by Brigham and his associates. Operation Rescue obtained several key documents which show that Brigham sticks his nose up in the face of the law and will continue to be a public safety concern if he is not stopped. Read the full report here

More news here

New Jersey authorities suspended Brigham’s medical license in November 2010, when the state Board of Medical Examiners said in part he had “provided grossly negligent care” to five women who sought late-term abortions. The state board also alleged Brigham had performed about 50 abortions in Elkton between January and August 2010 “without holding a license to practice in Maryland.”

Two abortion doctors charged with murder, another implicated

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion clinic worker arrested, Abortion complication, Abortionist, Abortionist arrested with tags , , , , , on December 31, 2011 by saynsumthn

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BALTIMORE — Two doctors who Maryland authorities say botched a teenager’s abortion last year in Elkton, Md., have been indicted on murder charges and are awaiting extradition from New Jersey and Utah, where they were arrested this week.

Steven Chase Brigham, 55, of Voorhees, N.J., and Nicola Irene Riley, 46, of Salt Lake City, Utah, had been ordered to stop practicing medicine by the Maryland Board of Physicians in September 2010, a month after officials said an operation at the Elkton clinic went awry.

In that case, which police said forms the basis for most of the criminal charges filed this week, an 18-year-old woman from New Jersey suffered a ruptured uterus and other internal injuries during a procedure at the American Woman’s Services clinic on East High Street in Elkton.

The physicians board found that the woman, who was 21 weeks pregnant, had initially been treated in Voorhees, N.J., where her cervix was dilated. The woman was then told to travel, in her own car, to Elkton so doctors could complete the procedure.

After the woman suffered a ruptured uterus, state officials said Riley put the patient in Brigham’s rented Chevrolet Malibu and drove her Union Hospital in Elkton. The board said she sat in slumped in a wheelchair, nearly unconscious, outside the emergency room, while Riley argued with hospital staff, demanding their identities before treating the woman.

The woman was flown that day to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for more treatment. State officials said Riley then returned to his clinic in Elkton to perform another abortion. The injured woman survived.

Maryland’s abortion law, which is less restrictive than in nearby states, may explain why the procedure was initiated elsewhere and completed in Elkton. In other states, later abortions must be performed at a surgical center or hospital rather than at a doctor’s office. In New Jersey, pregnancies after 14 weeks cannot be ended at doctors’ offices.

After this case, the state Health Department proposed regulations to increase oversight of surgical abortion clinics.

Elkton police said they searched the clinic on East High Street but could not located medical records for the woman. But police said they found 35 later-term fetuses, some 20 to 35 weeks old, in a freezer. The Philadelphia Inquirer has reported that Brigham’s four New Jersey clinics cannot perform abortions after the first trimester — 14 weeks of pregnancy — because they did not meet safety standards.

Another doctor at the clinic, George Shepard Jr., 88, also had his Maryland license suspended by the Board of Physicians, but he has not been charged with a crime. ( And here NJ Case here) State authorities said Brigham ran a string of clinics in several states, including Pennsylvania and New York. His Maryland clinics were located in Elkton, Baltimore, College Park, Frederick and Cheverly.

Both doctors who have been charged have previously lost their licenses to practice medicine or run clinics in several states, including New York and Pennsylvania.

Brigham faces five counts of first-degree murder, five counts of second-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder. Riley faces one count each of first- and second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Details behind each of the murder counts was not given by Elkton police, who issued a news release on the charges but cited only the case of the 18-year-old woman who was injured. It was not immediately clear if the other murder counts related to the other fetuses that police said were found in the clinic’s freezer.

Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/news/doctors+face+murder+charges+botched+abortion+case/5928872/story.html#ixzz1i4qNjudH

Medical license suspended on NJ doc who botched several abortions

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, Abortionist, pro-choice, pro-choice violence, Steven Chase Brigham with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2010 by saynsumthn

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N. J. abortion doctor temporarily suspended
By Marie McCullough
Inquirer Staff Writer 10/14/2010

TRENTON – The New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners on Wednesday temporarily suspended the license of abortion doctor Steven Chase Brigham, ruling that the Voorhees-based entrepreneur is “a clear and imminent danger to the public health and safety.”

Brigham, the board said, “has consistently and repetitively engaged in manipulative and deceptive behavior . . . to eviscerate the protections afforded New Jersey patients.”
The board sided with the state Attorney General’s Office, which is prosecuting that case, in concluding that Brigham initiated late-term abortions in Voorhees and completed them in his facility in Elkton, Md., because “he could not qualify to provide those abortions in New Jersey.” The board also concluded that Brigham routinely and purposely had kept patients in the dark about where their abortions would take place, and who would do the surgery.

Brigham scribbled furiously as the decision was read aloud shortly before 10 p.m., and a tiny smile briefly appeared on his lips.

His lawyer, Joseph Gorrell, immediately asked that the case be appealed on an expedited basis to the Office of Administrative Law. The board declined to ask for expedited treatment, but said it would ask that the case be heard as soon as possible.

Brigham, 54, who has been in and out of trouble for much of his two-decade career, operates at least a dozen abortion clinics in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia under the name American Women’s Services.

Brigham is under investigation in Maryland for criminal and regulatory offenses, and faces tax problems with the IRS. He has the rare distinction of being disliked by both sides of the abortion debate. Even many supporters of the procedure view him as a rogue doctor.

Much of Wednesday’s hearing, which began at 1 p.m. and lasted past 9, reprised issues raised in the mid-1990s when Brigham also faced licensing problems.
At issue was whether Brigham would keep his New Jersey medical license.

The board, which regulates doctors, was considering whether Brigham had falsified medical records, misled patients in advertisements, and endangered them by starting late-term abortions in his Voorhees clinic, which does not meet outpatient-surgery standards, and then finishing those procedures in Elkton.

The board rejected the request of Gorrell, of Roseland, that the case be dismissed because the board had already ruled in two cases in the 1990s that the doctor’s actions were legal.
The medical board found that the differences between the current and earlier cases were “substantial.”

Brigham was alternately portrayed as a dangerous scofflaw and a conscientious caregiver in dueling presentations at the hearing’s start.

Deputy Attorney General Jeri Warhaftig said the abortion doctor was “grossly negligent” for transporting some patients to Maryland to take advantage of disparities in the two states’ abortion laws.

Brigham insisted that he didn’t need a Maryland license because he was merely consulting in the Elkton clinic. But he acknowledged that “I did the care.”

He said George Shepard, an 88-year-old OB-GYN who worked for Brigham, would simply come into the operating room, say hello to the patient, and stand there during the procedure. “He would ask me questions so we were engaging in consultation,” Brigham recalled.

Under questioning from a board member, Brigham said Shepard had had a mild stroke and was unable to use one of his arms. So he probably could not have done any surgery.

Brigham was asked if he had a cutoff for doing late-term abortions. He said the latest case he had done was 36 weeks – 38 weeks is full term – because the fetus had a lethal defect. He said patients seeking a third-trimester abortion had to fill out an application explaining their or their fetus’ health problems that necessitated the abortion.

However, his clinic’s records showed that a woman who was 25 weeks pregnant with twins conceived through in-vitro fertilization had sought an abortion because she and her husband were embarrassed that they had used donated sperm.

A board member asked why, when he could do a late abortion in a hospital or an ambulatory-care facility, did Brigham find it necessary to “schlep patients to other states for the procedure?”

“If the board said, ‘Don’t do that,’ I wouldn’t do that,” Brigham said, referring to his two-state procedure. “I only did these things because I thought I had the approval of the New Jersey medical board.”

Brigham said he was not sure whether his New Jersey malpractice insurance covered him in Maryland. He said, “I think I have malpractice” coverage, but couldn’t be more definitive.
In his direct testimony, Brigham was mostly poised and deferential. Wearing a gray pin-striped suit, red tie, and white shirt, the Columbia University medical school graduate talked confidently and displayed a passing resemblance to actor Greg Kinnear.

Just before the closing arguments, Brigham begged the board members not to let their feelings about abortion color their decision. “This is a very incendiary issue,” he said. “I would just ask you to recognize the efforts I’ve made over 24 years to comply with the board’s rules.”

The case against Brigham arose after an 18-year-old New Jersey woman who was 21 weeks pregnant suffered life-threatening injuries during an abortion in August that Brigham oversaw in Elkton. She had to be airlifted to a Baltimore hospital for emergency surgery to repair her uterus and bowel. She and the surgeon subsequently filed complaints against Brigham, according to documents released by investigators.

The first two witnesses Wednesday – obstetricians Gary Mucciolo of New York City and Rengan Rajan from Philadelphia – defended the care that Brigham provided.
Mucciolo said it wasn’t risky to send patients an hour away to Brigham’s clinic in Elkton after initiating the abortion in Voorhees.

And loading an injured patient at the Elkton clinic into a car and driving her to the hospital was not dangerous, either, he said, because she was stable and not bleeding.
Mucciolo said the abortions described in the charges against Brigham had been performed “the way they are typically and safely done.”

And he praised Brigham for going to a patient’s hotel room at midnight to treat her for abdominal pain and urinary obstruction. He also acknowledged under questioning from Warhaftig that Brigham might have done so to keep the woman from going to the hospital and alerting authorities about what had happened.

Rajan also testified that Brigham had met the “standard of care” in the abortions he performed. Rajan, who served as the director of a Philadelphia abortion clinic in May, was asked to explain why he had left that affiliation off his resume.

“You won’t get promotions. You pay a price for serving women,” he said. “We have created a major crisis. There are very few doctors trained to do abortions.”

For Brigham, the hearing Wednesday covered familiar ground. He defended himself against some of the same charges he faced in the mid-1990s. Brigham has spent much of his 20-year career fighting lawsuits and disciplinary actions in multiple states.

Pennsylvania in July barred him from owning clinics here because he persistently employed unlicensed caregivers; he is appealing that ruling.

The abortion industry appears to be full of unqualified abortionist quacks !

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Recent stories of abortion clinics operators Randall Whitney of Florida arrested for slapping an abortion patient, abortionist Ghevont W. Wartanian who performs abortions at Gynecare Center in Severna Park, Maryland, an affiliate of the National Abortion Federation, and who has a long and sordid history of malpractice suits and wrongful deaths , Dr. Rapin Osathanondh, hauled off to jail this week in the homicide death of one of his abortion patients, abortionist Romeo Ferrer, whose medical license was suspended by Maryland this month after he killed Denise Crowe during her abortion, and abortion doctor George Shepard whose medical license was also suspended for his participation in an illegal late-term abortion scheme that landed one woman in the hospital with life-threatening injuries, leaves many asking if the entire abortion industry is full of abortionist quacks like these? All these stories have occurred within the past few weeks…imagine if health regulators really tried to crack down on abortion clinic quackos? But..this is only part of it, because today the sags continues:

We now have this story from the Philadelphia Inquirer:


Brigham behind secretive late-term abortion clinic
9/24/2010 By Marie McCullough Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer

For more than a year online, “Grace Medical Care” has advertised abortions up to the last few weeks of pregnancy. It said it’s located in a Philadelphia suburb, yet kept the address secret. And it has operated without the knowledge of state regulatory authorities.

Now, for the first time, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office says the person behind the clandestine enterprise is Steven Chase Brigham, the physician being investigated by New Jersey and Maryland on suspicion of licensing and criminal offenses.

Brigham’s attorney, Joseph Gorrell of Roseland, N.J., did not return a call or e-mail requesting comment.

Brigham, 54, who has been in and out of trouble for much of his two-decade career, operates at least a dozen abortion clinics in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia under the name American Women’s Services.

He has many other “entities,” including Grace Medical Care, also called Grace Medical Services, say the attorney general’s Sept. 8 charges.

Variations of Grace Medical turn up repeatedly in late-term abortion records recently seized from Brigham’s offices.

Authorities said he initiated those abortions in the Voorhees headquarters of American Women’s Services, then finished them the next day in Elkton, Md. – a scheme authorities say was designed to evade outpatient-surgery rules.

New Jersey is also looking into why state agencies that oversee businesses and medical facilities have no records for Grace Medical, said the attorney general’s spokesman, Paul Loriquet.
Grace Medical remained a mystery even to doctors recruited by Brigham over the last year to work in Elkton, transcripts of interviews with investigators show.

Kimberly Walker, a young doctor who began training with Brigham in January, told investigators: “He basically calls the later-[term] cases, he calls them Grace patients. I don’t know what Grace means.”

George Shepard, an 88-year-old Delaware gynecologist hired as medical director at Elkton, was asked by investigators whether the Elkton facility was called “Grace something.”

“I’ve heard the word Grace, but I’m not sure that they call it that,” he responded. “All I know is Elkton.”

The latest inquiry was launched after one of Brigham’s bistate abortions went awry. An 18-year-old New Jersey woman who was 21 weeks pregnant suffered life-threatening complications Aug. 13 and had to be airlifted from Elkton to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She and a Hopkins physician later filed complaints.

Investigators soon discovered that Brigham has never had a medical license in Maryland. They also seized 35 frozen fetuses and fetal parts from Elkton, but they could not find medical records for 33 of those abortions either in Elkton or Voorhees.

Brigham has a hearing scheduled for Oct. 13 before the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners to say why he should not lose his medical license there, the only state where he still has one. Pennsylvania, New York, and Florida took away his practice privileges in the 1990s.

Although Grace Medical Services was a regulatory phantom, it caught the attention of other abortion providers last summer. They were startled because its online ad explicitly offered “abortions up to 36 weeks” – two weeks shy of a full-term delivery – a risky procedure most doctors are loath to perform. The website said payments had to be in cash, while practically all providers accept health insurance. And not only was no address listed, but Grace Medical’s phone receptionist would not readily divulge it.

Even in this era of heightened security amid fears of antiabortion violence, the secrecy seemed intended to hide the clinic, not protect it, said Vicki Saporta, president of the National Abortion Federation. The trade group, whose members must meet care standards, has long excluded and criticized Brigham. (WHAT A FLIPP’N SLOPPY EXCUSE !)

Grace Medical’s website says it is in a suburb “just minutes from Philadelphia” in a “multi-story, multi-practice professional building.” That fits Brigham’s Voorhees headquarters.

The Voorhees facility, as well as his five other New Jersey locations, has never been approved to perform abortions beyond 14 weeks, when the fetus becomes too big to be extracted by mechanical suction. The charges explain the reason why: The clinics do not meet state safety requirements for outpatient surgery. Brigham has no hospital privileges if a patient needs emergency care. And he does not have certification from the Board of Medical Examiners, which requires doctors doing late abortions to have “superior training.”

To skirt these rules, the charges say, Brigham exploited the complicated medical protocol used for late abortions: On the first day in Voorhees, he inserts absorbent rods to slowly widen the patient’s cervix over 24 hours, and gives the fetus a lethal injection of digoxin. On the second day in Voorhees, the patient receives a labor-inducing drug called Cytotec. Then the patient and her driver follow Brigham to the Elkton clinic, where he dismembers and extracts the fetus.

The 18-year-old – one of three patients on Aug. 13 – told investigators their hour-long car caravan to Elkton was a surprise because she had been led to believe Voorhees staff would take her to a surgery center in Philadelphia.

“Transportation in a private vehicle for completion at a distant location is dangerous to the patient,” the charges say.

Brigham falsified recovery room records to make his Elkton abortions appear to have been performed by Shepard or Walker, authorities allege.

Those records list terminations up to 33 weeks of pregnancy and payments, most ranging from about $900 to $2,600. Some patients are identified with the notation “Grace.”
Maryland has temporarily suspended Shepard‘s license for aiding Brigham. It has also suspended Nicola Riley, a Utah physician whom Brigham hired in July to work part-time. No disciplinary action has been taken against Walker.

Under Brigham‘s guidance, Riley did the abortion that left the 18-year-old with a hole in her uterus and bowel, authorities say. Riley’s three-page summary is handwritten on forms headed “Grace Medical Services.”

Maryland has few restrictions on abortions performed after the fetus is “viable” – meaning able to survive outside the womb, at about 24 weeks. It allows such abortions to preserve the mother’s health, or if the fetus has a serious abnormality.

Grace Medical’s website says it specializes in caring for women who need late abortions because of maternal or fetal health problems.

Records released Monday of three post-viability abortions show one involved a 33-week-old Down’s syndrome fetus, for which Grace Medical charged $21,900. But another case involved 25-week-old twin fetuses that the parents wanted to abort because they felt “stress” and regret that they had conceived through fertility treatment with donated sperm. In a third case, no health problems were documented – until the 20-year-old Pittsburgh woman could not go to the bathroom because of the absorbent rods.

She wound up being rushed from her hotel, in labor, to Virtua Hospital in Voorhees where she delivered a dead fetus.

Brigham has a history of doing abortions that straddle state lines. That was one of the reasons New Jersey restricted his license in 1993. He was accused of malpractice and incompetence in six abortions, including one started in his Voorhees clinic and completed in a facility he ran in New York at the time.

Brigham’s license was stripped in New York, but in New Jersey, he got it restored after three years of appeals.

Back then, the prosecutors argued that Brigham’s insertion of the absorbent cervical rods, called “laminaria,” was tantamount to doing a late abortion in Voorhees. An administrative judge ultimately disagreed, saying the rules did not address the use of dilators.

This time around, investigators have documents that show Brigham not only inserted laminaria, but injected a drug to kill the fetus and gave another drug to induce labor – all in Voorhees.
Investigators also cite the consent forms that Brigham’s patients must sign.

“Remember that your abortion really begins,” says one form, “when the laminaria is inserted into your cervix.”

And this investigative story TODAY from Operation Rescue:

Brigham Abortionist Riley Did Federal Prison Time, Records Show
• Written by Operation Rescue
• Posted September 24, 2010 at 9:40 am
Despite her Maryland suspension, Nicola Riley continues to quietly do abortion in Utah, raising concerns about the safety of women in that state

Salt Lake City, UT — Operation Rescue has obtained additional open record documents that show abortionist Nicola Riley, an employee of the notorious Stephen Chase Brigham, has a history of criminal problems that earned her a year at the U.S. Military Prison at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, and a dishonorable discharge from the U.S. Army.

Riley made headlines when the State of Maryland suspended her medical license after a botched late-term abortion exposed her part in Brigham’s illegal scheme to circumvent abortion laws in two states. She is also accused of aiding and abetting the unlicensed practice of medicine by helping Brigham do abortions at a secret late-term abortion clinic in Elkton, Maryland, where Brigham has no medical license. Brigham’s New Jersey medical license has since been suspended for illegally starting abortions as late as 36 weeks at his Voorhees, New Jersey office, then transporting his patients across state lines to Maryland where the abortions were completed.

Earlier in life, Riley appeared to have a bright future ahead of her. She attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1987. She was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army and posted to Ft. Carson, Colorado.

In June, 1991, two soldiers under her command were convicted of credit card fraud and criminal impersonation. Riley admits she knew about the criminal activity, but did not report it in a timely manner. The delay was long enough for authorities to charge as an accessory, but it is unclear just how deeply she was actually involved in the scam.

Riley pled “no contest” and was sentenced to serve one year at the Ft. Leavenworth military prison after which she received a dishonorable discharge from the Army.
After her discharge, Riley eventually returned to school and obtained a medical degree from the University of Utah in 2002.

Operation Rescue received a redacted copy of Riley’s Utah medical license application from the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing through an open records request. The 37-page document reveals that Riley submitted her application for a medical license in Utah on June 10, 2004, and was granted a license on July 14 of that same year.

Transcripts show that Riley failed the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 three times, finally passing with only five points to spare in 2002 after nearly two years of trying. It took her an additional 15 months to pass steps two and three.

Translating her scores into letter grades, she would have passed with a D grade overall.

In 2004, Riley passed her Utah Controlled Substances Law and General Law exam, with just two points above a failing score.

“In Riley, we are looking at a convicted felon who barely is qualified to practice medicine,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It is not surprising that she became an abortionist. She may have not have possessed the competency for any higher calling.”

In fact, Riley appears to have gone directly into the abortion business upon licensure. She told the Maryland Board of Physicians that she trained with abortionists for a year after her licensure before taking a position as Medical Director at SMP Family Medicine, PC, where she worked under the radar for the past five years doing abortions up to 14 weeks gestation.

Rest of story here