Erie Foreclosure Sends Notorious Abortionist Brigham Packing

Erie, PA – A business condo association has foreclosed on the Erie offices owned by the notorious abortionist Steven Chase Brigham located at 1611 Peach Street. Movers were photographed removing the contents of Brigham’s three suites on Saturday, December 10.

That office had the dubious distinction of having been the first “legal” abortion clinic in Erie. It has been generally unused since the last Brigham-hired abortionist quit in February, 2007, after pro-life activists drew public attention to his employment at the abortion clinic. Notices for delinquent taxes had been seen regularly posted to the clinic’s door.

Tim Broderick of People for Life, who has an office down the hall from Brigham’s suites, told Operation Rescue that he spoke with the movers as they hauled away procedure tables and other furnishings. The abandoned offices were left unlocked. Trash bags and other refuse now litter the spaces.

According to Broderick, the movers were familiar with Brigham and told him that the furnishings were being taken to Brigham’s other two abortion clinics in Pittsburgh and Allentown.

In July, 2010, Brigham was banned by the State of Pennsylvania from operating or controlling any abortion clinics in that state citing violations that endangered the public. Brigham circumvented the order by transferring ownership of his clinics to Rose Health Services, a company said to be owned by Brigham’s mother.

“There are certainly ongoing relationships between Brigham and the remaining Pennsylvania abortion clinics. We believe those relationships violate the Pennsylvania Health Department’s order,” said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue. “We are looking into what legal action can be taken to stop his dangerous Pennsylvania abortion mills from operating.”

The Allentown clinic failed a health inspection on May 26, 2011, where violations were discovered including a bloody freezer where aborted baby remains were stored and dirty surgical instruments.

Brigham’s only current medical license is under suspension in New Jersey after Maryland authorities discovered he was operating an illegal bi-state late-term abortion scheme that landed one patient in the hospital in September of last year. Police later raided Brigham’s clandestine clinic and discovered the remains of 35 aborted babies, one as old as 31 weeks.

The Elkton Police Department opened a murder investigation, which remains active.

Brigham continues to operate troubled abortion clinics under the banner of American Women’s Services in New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia.

Background:

  • Read about Brigham’s illegal bi-state late-term abortion scheme.
  • Read OR’s Investigative Report concerning Brigham’s troubled abortionists.