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Horrific Malpractice! Unlicensed Abortionist Still Operating

Despite botched procedures, late-term abortionist Steven Brigham, who has a long history of malpractice in multiple states, is still allowed to operate without a license. Read Transcript


Reporter: THE CASE OF

CER KERMIT GOSNELL, WHO WAS

CONVICTED OF MURDERING THREE

INFANTS BORN ALIVE DURING

ABORTION PROCEDURES, RAISES

NEW QUESTIONS ABOUT THE

PRACTICES OF ABORTION

PROVIDERS.

ONE OF THE LATEST INVOLVES A

DOCTOR WITH A LONG TRACK

RECORD, DR. STEVEN BRIGHAM.

RECORDS SHOW HIS LICENSE HAS

BEEN SUSPENDED, REVOKED, OR

ALLOWED TO LAPSE MULTIPLE

TIMES IN SEVERAL STATES.

IN 1994, THE NEW YORK HEALTH

DEPARTMENT DISCIPLINED HIM

FOR BOTCHING A LATE-TERM

ABORTION.

THE WOMAN, 26 WEEKS PREGNANT

AT THE TIME, BLED FOR THREE

HOURS BEFORE SHE WAS FINALLY

TAKEN TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM.

IN 2010, NEW JERSEY

SUSPENDED HIS LICENSE AFTER

THE STATE BOARD OF MEDICAL

EXAMINERS CONCLUDED HIS

CLINICS PROVIDED GROSSLY

NEGLIGENT CARE TO FIVE

PATIENTS.

AND THREE YEARS AGO, HE

FACED MULTIPLE MURDER

CHARGES AFTER THEY FOUND

DOZENS OF LATE-TERM ABORTION

FETUSES IN SIZE A FREEZER IN

ONE OF HIS CLINICS.

THEY LATER DROPPED THOSE

CHARGES BECAUSE THEY COULD

NOT DETERMINE IF THE BABIES

WERE ABORTED IN THAT STATE.

NOW BRIGHAM IS DOING

BUSINESS IN VIRGINIA, AT THE

VIRGINIA WELLNESS CENTER IN

VIRGINIA BEACH.

GIVEN THE HISTORY, CBN NEWS

ASKED THE VIRGINIA BARD OF

BOARD OF HEALTH WHY BRIGHAM

CAN BE IN THE ABORTION

BUSINESS HERE?

WE HAVE CONFIRMED HE IS

NOT A LICENSED PRACTITIONER

IN VIRGINIA.

THERE IS NOTHING IN THE

REGULATIONS THAT DICTATES

WHO CAN AND CANNOT OWN A

FACILITY OF ANY TYPE.

SO THAT'S WHERE WE ARE WITH

THAT.

Reporter: CBN NEWS

REACHED OUT TO BRIGHAM FOR

AN INTERVIEW, BUT OUR CALLS

WERE NOT RETURNED.

BEHIND ME IS ONE OF TWO

ABORTION FACILITIES OPERATED

BY DR. STEVEN BRIGHAM.

PRO-LIFERS SAY AS SOMEONE

WITHOUT A MEDICAL LICENSE TO

PRACTICE IN THIS STATE, THE

DOORS SHOULD ARE CLOSED.

WE KNOW THE TRACK RECORD

OF HIS LICENSE BEING

SUSPENDED OR REVOKED IN

ALMOST EVERY STATE HE HAS

PRACTICED IN.

SO WHEN INSPECTIONS START

COMING UP OF HIS CLINIC

HERE, WE GET VERY

CONCERNED.

Reporter: A RECENT

INSPECTION OF HIS VIRGINIA

BEACH CLINIC FOUND IN

JANUARY ALONE, 18 OUT OF 44

WOMEN VISITING THE CENTRE

FACED PROBLEMS.

INCLUDING IMPROPER HYGIENE

AND UNSANITARY PRACTICES.

THE WAY REGULATIONS ARE

WRITTEN, WHEN WE DO AN

INSPECTION AND WE FIND AND

IDENTIFY CERTAIN PROBLEMS,

THE FACILITY, WHETHER IT IS

AN ABORTION FACILITY OR ANY

OTHER TYPE OF FACILITY WE

REGULATE, THEY'RE GIVEN AN

OPPORTUNITY TO FIX THOSE

ISSUES.

Reporter: BUT SOME

EXAMPLES GO BEYOND THOSE

TYPES OF ISSUES, ESPECIALLY

ONES WITNESSED BY MEDICAL

PROFESSIONALS FROM BRIGHAM'S

PAST.

AN E.R. DOCTOR WHO SAW

PATIENTS FROM BRIGHAM'S

PENNSYLVANIA CLINIC

SAID, "THE TYPES OF

COMPLICATIONS WE SAW COMING

FROM THEM WERE SO MUCH

WORSE, MAJOR PERFORATIONS TO

THE UTERINE ARTERIES,

DEFECTS IN THE UTERINE WE

COULDN'T REPAY.

I HAD TO DO THREE OR FOUR

HYSTERECTOMIES, AND I WAS

SCARED FOR THE PATIENTS."

IT IS A DEBATE THAT IS

HEATING UP ACROSS THE

STATE.

LAST YEAR THE VIRGINIA BOARD

OF HEALTH APPROVED

HOSPITAL-LIKE RULES FOR

ABORTION CLINICS.

VIRGINIA'S GOVERNOR RECENTLY

ORDERED A REVIEW OF NEW

REGULATIONS FOR ABORTION

CLINICS.

PRPRO-LIFERS HERE SAY IT IS

AN ISSUE THAT PROVIDES RISK

FOR WOMEN.

IT IS VERY FRUSTRATING

THAT IN SPITE OF HIS

HORRIBLE HISTORY, THAT THIS

MAN IS ALLOWED TO OPERATE

ABORTION CLINICS IN

VIRGINIA.

YOU WOULD THINK THAT

VIRGINIA HEALTH OFFICIALS

WOULD WANT TO KEEP HIM OUT

OF THE COMMONWEALTH AND KEEP

HIM FROM OPERATING THESE

KINDS OF CLINICS AROUND THE

COMMONWEALTH.

Reporter: COBB SAYS

SHE'LL KEEP SOUNDING THE

ALARM ABOUT DR. BRIGHAM, IN

THE HOPES THAT SHE AN HE

AND OTHERS LIKE HIM WILL BE

PUT OUT OF BUSINESS.

CHARLENE AARON, CBN NEWS.

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