Monday, January 9, 2012

Arrested abortionist has history of illegal late-term abortions

Abortionist Steven Brigham was recently charged with 10 counts of murder after the bodies of late-term aborted children were found frozen at one of the abortion clinics he owns. His facility was searched after he botched a late-term abortion in 2010.

In 1996, some of Brigham's facilities in New York were raided during a Medicaid fraud investigation and authorities found the bodies of children killed by late-term abortions. However, Brigham was never charged with committing illegal abortions.
At the time, investigators said there was evidence that Dr. Mark Binder, who worked for Brigham at the Central Avenue facility, American Women's Services, had performed abortions on fetuses that exceeded 24 weeks.

Brigham was never prosecuted in New York on abortion charges. He was prosecuted for Medicaid fraud and also found responsible by a state medical panel for gross negligence, including nearly causing the death of an abortion patient.

Brigham, 55, operated a second clinic in Nanuet, Rockland County, where investigators said they had additional evidence 15 years ago of late-term abortions.