Maryland Orders Dangerous Abortionist To Stop Practicing Illegally

Operation Rescue plans to file a complaint demanding criminal charges against scofflaw abortionist Stephen C. Brigham

Elkton, Maryland – Troubled abortionist Steven Chase Brigham has been issued a cease and desist order by the Maryland State Board of Physicians ordering him to stop the illegal practice of medicine, including abortions, at five locations throughout Maryland because he does not and never has been licensed in that state.

The order, dated August 25, 2010, indicates that Brigham has been practicing illegally in Maryland since January, 2010.

It referred to an incident that occurred on August 13, 2010, where Brigham had begun a surgical procedure presumed to be an abortion, since that is the sole focus of his business. However, something went wrong and Brigham instructed the woman to travel to his abortion clinic in Elkton to complete the procedure “on an urgent basis.”

“The health of Maryland patients is being endangered by the Respondent’s unlicensed practice of medicine in this State,” the order read.

The Maryland locations involved are located in Baltimore, Cheverly, Fredrick, College Park, and Elkton. Currently, all the clinics remain open and staffed by other abortionists.

Brigham operates a number of abortion mills in several states under the name American Women’s Services.

Brigham has been under investigation and discipline throughout his entire 20-year career. He voluntarily retired his medical license in Pennsylvania while under investigation just six years after graduating from medical school. Since then, Brigham had medical licenses revoked in New York and Florida, and received disciplinary action in California and New Jersey. He served 120 days in jail in 1998 for Medicaid fraud.

A judge once ordered him to stop advertising his abortions as “painless” and “safe.”

“The only thing that will stop Brigham from committing illegal abortions that endanger the lives of women is to toss him in jail for a long time,” said Operation Rescue Senior Policy Advisor Cheryl Sullenger. “Traditional means of discipline simply don’t work with this guy. He has found that he can get away with just about anything without much more than a slap on the wrist. The only way to protect women from Brigham’s predatory and unsafe abortion business is to criminally charge him and order all his mills closed. We plan to file a complaint with the authorities and demand criminal charges before the end of the week.”

Read the Order

  • erin

    Shame on MR. Bringham- it is amazing that in this day and age law officials spend so much time picking up shoplifters and illegal immigrants here under good cause but they let this guy practice medicine- surgery in todrid circumstances!!!!!
    This man is a disgrace ro the human race- performing abotions on demad illegally. They should just put him away for the rest of his natural life. If let out he will become a danger to women and society at large.

  • It’s a hoot that NAF spokescritter Vicki Saporta called Brigham’s record “the most egregious” she’s seen.

    During a National Abortion Federation Risk Management Seminar, one attendee admitted that when he did to a patient what Brigham’s employee Riley did to hers — pull bowel into the vagina through a hole in the uterus — he’d just stuff the bowel back in through the hole, administer extra medications to contract the uterus, watch her a bit more carefully in recovery, and send her home none the wiser. Moderator Michael Burnhill (who defended Brigham) chewed the guy out, he asked for a show of hands for how many did this. SIX raised their hands after Burnhill had chewed the first one out. Brigham at least stuffed his patient into her clothes, carried her to a rental car, and dumped her at an emergency room. Hardly exemplary behavior — until you compare him to his NAF fellows.

    Brigham’s got nothing on them.

  • Erin, in a good Comment, is partly right. But NOT “just” a life sentence for EVERY abortionist, but the death penalty in EVERY case—ALL of which are SO easily proven, and I say that as a former USMC and County Prosecutor and defense and appellate counsel in 400 criminal cases—for their thousands and millions of mass murders and genocides and atrocities.

  • Boycotts DO actually work. The people of Maryland should boycott the criminally-corrupt and gravely immoral Democrat-monopoly-controlled State “government” which FUNDS abortions, disproportionately of black babies, as IS the case in ALL the 5 abortuaries where this hired killer operates, WITH the taxpayers’ money, which is taken by force. We MUST SAY “NO”! DO NOT PAY any taxes which you can avoid UNTIL that deadly, mass-murderous policy is ABOLISHED. We are COMPLICT in mass murder if we do NOT so boycott. And we must answer to God.

  • Thanks to ALL the pro-life folks, who are trying to defend God’s and our innocent babies. Bless you!