Abortionists Charged with MurderOne does not read that headline every day but in Maryland two notorious abortionists have been charged with murder after a 16 month investigation lead to grand jury indictments of Steven Brigham and Nicola Riley. President Obama and the pro-abortion Democrat party are responsible for the parade of horrors that continue to plague the nation and especially the northeast corridor.
Brigham and Riley have been on the radar of pro-life activists just as Operation Rescue for years.
The Philadelphia Inquirer also did a major story on Brigham back in 2010 identifying his abortion history and his problems that go back to 1989. He lost his license in several states and according to the Inquirer
Brigham graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1986. By 1990, when abortion became the focus of his practice, he was licensed in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, California, Florida, and Georgia, public records show.
Pennsylvania was the first setback. In a confidential 1992 settlement, Brigham agreed to permanently give up his license amid an investigation of his practice in Wyomissing.
Despite this restriction, Brigham continued to own and expand his abortion business in the state.
In 1994, New York took his license, finding him guilty of "gross negligence" and "inexcusably bad judgment" involving two late-pregnancy abortions. The patients suffered life-threatening bleeding and required emergency hospital operations, public records show.
Brigham maintained offices in New York through 1995 but failed to file state business taxes, a misdemeanor for which he was sentenced to 120 days in jail and $8,188 in restitution, public records show.
In Florida, Brigham lost his license for not disclosing New York's action. California put him on probation and ordered extra training; instead, he let his license lapse, as he did in Georgia.
New Jersey suspended Brigham's license in 1993, citing the same botched abortions as New York, plus other charges.After three years of defending himself against an action by the state Attorney General's Office, Brigham won full reinstatement of his medical privileges.
Pennsylvania's latest disciplinary action came July 7 when Deputy Secretary of Health Robert Torres permanently banned Brigham and any corporation in which he has a controlling interest from providing abortions in the state. Torres' order cites repeated violations of the state's medical licensing rules.
Brigham and Riley are representative of the abortion industry and remind the nation once again why there must be laws against abortion. Just as Kermit Gosnell these two abortionists represent the dark side of the medical profession, a side that panders to the weakness and desperation of the human condition.
As a society we need to offer real hope and help to women with unintended pregnancies and not the false notion that abortion will solve their problems. As a society we nee to value every human person, the mother, the father the child. As a society we need to teach our children to respect the power of human sexuality and not consider that it is merely recreational entertainment. And as a society we need to put laws in place that recognize such principles or all that we say will have no protective meaning.