More on the abortion murder charges in MarylandAbortionists Steven Chase Brigham and Nicola Irene Riley have been charged with murder in connection with the deaths of viable babies at an illegal secret abortion clinic that the two abortionists operated in Elkton, Maryland.
Brigham is currently being held in the custody at the Camden County Jail in New Jersey and Riley was arrested and Riley is currently in the custody of the Salt Lake County Jail in Utah. Both are awaiting extradition to Maryland.
Brigham was charged with five counts of first-degree murder and five counts of second-degree murder. Riley was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder. The charges are the result of a Grand Jury investigation. In addition, Brigham and Riley were each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit murder. According to the story posted on Philly.com:
Brigham was never licensed in Maryland, but he routinely performed abortions in Elkton, as he admitted to New Jersey regulators at his October 2010 hearing. His claim that Maryland law allowed him to serve as an unlicensed "consultant" to the clinic "medical director" - an 88-year-old disabled doctor hired by Brigham - was rejected by regulators in both states.However, it is very interesting that the story which comes on the heels of so many stories of shoddy abortion mills being closed down is not making it big in the mainstream media. the internet wire services are reporting the story but Google did not list it in the top news and one had to search the name to find the story. Yahoo, to its credit listed the story under U.S. News, picking up the Reuters News service feed. But you won't find any mention of the story in the New York Times. CNN listed the story. Even the Washington Post listed the story under "Top Headlines."
During the Elkton raid, on Aug. 17, 2010, police found 35 late-term fetuses in a freezer, several just a few weeks shy of full term.
The search was prompted by the complaint of an 18-year-old New Jersey woman who had been critically injured four days earlier during an abortion performed by Riley. The patient had to be airlifted to a Baltimore hospital for emergency surgery.
Brigham is charged with five counts each of first- and second-degree murder, and conspiracy to commit murder.
Riley faces one first-degree count, one second-degree count, and a conspiracy charge.
The point is that there is still a serious bias against giving any credence to the long held position by pro-lifers that the abortion industry is a gruesome disgusting business that any decent person or business should avoid.
Perhaps with more stories of their horrific activity, there will be a change in perspective that will help usher in a real change throughout the nation.