Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Abortionists arrested, charged with murder

Abortionists Steven Brigham and Nicola Riley have both been charged with murder in the state of Maryland. Brigham is a notorious abortionist and abortion clinic owner who has a long history of problems with the law. After Brigham and Riley botched an abortion on a young woman in 2010, authorities investigated Brigham's clinic and found evidence of Brigham performing illegal late-term abortions.
Dr. Steven Brigham, of Voorhees, N.J., was taken into custody Wednesday night and is being held in the Camden County jail, according to police in Elkton, Md. Authorities also arrested Dr. Nicola Riley in Salt Lake City and she is in jail in Utah. Each is awaiting an extradition hearing.

A grand jury indicted the two doctors after a 16-month investigation, police said.

The investigation began in August 2010 after what authorities say was a botched procedure at Brigham's clinic in Elkton, located near the border of Maryland and Delaware.

An 18-year-old woman who was 21 weeks pregnant suffered a ruptured uterus and an injured bowel, according to documents filed in a previous investigation by medical regulators. Rather than call 911, Riley drove her to a nearby hospital, where both she and Brigham were uncooperative and Brigham refused to give his name, documents show.

A search of the clinic after the botched abortion revealed a freezer containing 35 late-term fetuses, including one believed to have been aborted at 36 weeks, the documents show.