911 Call from Florida Abortion Clinic: ‘We Can’t Stop the Bleeding’

By Cheryl Sullenger

Pensacola, FL – It has been learned that an ambulance called last week to a seedy Pensacola, Florida, abortion clinic owned by disgraced New Jersey abortionist Steven Chase Brigham, was responding to help an abortion patient who had hemorrhaged during an abortion procedure.

A 911 recording obtained by Operation Rescue revealed that a 29-year old woman starting bleeding heavily during an abortion. Attempts to control the bleeding were unsuccessful and emergency assistance had to be called. The patient was transported to a local hospital to get the life-saving treatment that the abortion facility was unequipped to provide.

Uncontrolled hemorrhage during or after an abortion can be caused by uterine perforation, a life threatening injury particularly if the tear lacerates an artery. In that case, a woman can literally bleed to death, as did Tonya Reaves, who died in 2012, after bleeding internally for over five hours due to a perforated uterus before being transported to a hospital from the Chicago Planned Parenthood where her second trimester was done.

Two other incidents of uterine perforation during abortions have been recently documented by Operation Rescue.

One of those injuries was inflicted on a 21-year old college student by abortionist Valerie King at a Planned Parenthood in Salem, Oregon, on November 14, 2014.

Another uterine tear took place on February 7, 2015, at the Akron Women’s Medical Group in Akron, Ohio, on a 26-year old abortion patient. That facility contacted the ambulance company directly instead of dialing 911 for a quicker response.

The Pensacola abortion facility, American Family Planning, is also known ironically as Integrity Medical Care. The owner, Steven Chase Brigham, is a New Jersey late-term abortionist who holds no valid medical license in any state.

Pro-life activists on the scene during the February 19th incident and captured video as the ambulance loaded the injured patient and rushed her away for further emergency hospital care.

The abortionist thought to be on duty at the time of the February 19 emergency is Warren I. Taylor, who works primarily at a number of Brigham owned abortion facilities in New Jersey. He flies to Florida to do abortions in Pensacola, then returns to New Jersey, leaving women without access to him if abortion complications develop after their abortions.

Brigham is perhaps best known for operating an illegal bi-state abortion scheme in New Jersey and Maryland that was discovered when he and his associate, Nicola Riley, perforated a woman’s uterus during a late-term abortion at a secret abortion facility in Elkton, Maryland, in September, 2010. Brigham set up the clandestine Elkton clinic in order to evade New Jersey laws that limited abortions at his New Jersey locations to under 14 weeks. Police raided the Elkton location and discovered the bodies of 35 late-term aborted babies – about half of which were considered old enough to have been viable — stored in a bloody freezer.

Brigham was arrested and jailed in December 2010 and charged with murder for aborting viable babies during the commission of a crime. Brigham never held a medical license in Maryland.

While murder charges were eventually dropped when a key state witness withdrew from the case, Brigham’s troubles were far from over. Last year, Brigham’s New Jersey Medical License was revoked. He had previously had licenses revoked or surrendered under threat of revocation in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, and California.

“Brigham’s shoddy, corners-cutting practices live on at his 17 abortion clinics in Florida and scattered across the eastern seaboard. Since one medical board after another has determined that Brigham’s practices pose a danger to the public, he should be prohibited from owning or operating abortion facilities as well,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

Operation Rescue is urging the public to contact the Florida Department of Health, Medical Quality Assurance Division and ask for the immediate closure of American Family Planning of Pensacola.

E-mail: MedicalQualityAssurance@doh.state.fl.us

Abortion Emergency Filmed at Dangerous Brigham-Owned Pensacola, FL Abortion Clinic

By Cheryl Sullenger

Pensacola, FL — A Pensacola, Florida abortion facility, owned by the notorious New Jersey abortionist Steven Chase Brigham, transported a woman to the hospital on Thursday, February 19, 2015.

The ambulance arrived around 2:20 pm while pro-life activist Dave Halupowski videotaped the incident during a 40 Days for Life Prayer vigil outside the abortion clinic.

The condition of the woman is currently unknown.

The abortionist thought to be responsible for the medical emergency is Warren I. Taylor, D.O., a Pennsylvania abortionist who also works at several of Brigham’s eight New Jersey abortion facilities. After Brigham was ordered to stop operating abortion facilities in Pennsylvania, Taylor allowed his license in that state to lapse, but still maintains valid licenses in Florida and New Jersey.

Brigham’s own Florida medical license was surrendered years ago under pressure from the Florida Department of Health. His last remaining medical license was revoked by New Jersey in 2014 after it was discovered that he was practicing medicine without a license in Maryland and operating an illegal, under-the-radar bi-state late-term abortion mill there that was meant to circumvent the laws in his home state of New Jersey.

Brigham was arrested and charged with murder in 2010 for aborting viable, late-term babies, after police raided Brigham’s clandestine Elkton, Maryland, abortion facility and discovered the remains of over 30 late-term babies stored in a bloody freezer. Those charges were later dropped after an expert witness for the prosecution withdrew from the case.

Despite suffering license revocation or surrender in at least six states and his involvement in a number of illegal abortion operations, Brigham continues to run a chain of 17 dangerously shoddy abortion facilities on the east coast and in Florida.

In 2012, Maria Santiago died from a botched abortion at a Brigham owned Baltimore, Maryland, abortion clinic that was located in a residential condo. Maryland has since shut down his four abortion clinics in that state and banned Brigham from operating abortion facilities there.

“Brigham is among the worst of America’s abortionists. His shoddy practices rival those of ‘House of Horrors’ abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Even his hired abortionists that keep his clinics operating now are among the bottom of a very rotten barrel,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue

Operation Rescue staff members have filed numerous complaints against Brigham and abortionists in his employment and published extensively in an attempt to expose his horrific abortion abuses. OR’s complaints helped strip Brigham abortionist Nicola Riley of medical licenses in three states and aided in the closure of an illegal abortion facility Brigham was operating in Philadelphia in 2013.

Operation Rescue is urging the public to contact the Florida Department of Health, Medical Quality Assurance Division and ask for the immediate closure of American Family Planning of Pensacola.

E-mail: MedicalQualityAssurance@doh.state.fl.us

Brigham’s Revocation Puts 7 Dangerous New Jersey Abortion Facilities In Limbo

By Cheryl Sullenger

Voorhees, NJ – Since the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners voted to revoke Steven Chase Brigham’s last remaining medical license on October 8, 2014, the fate of his seven New Jersey abortion facilities remains uncertain.

Suspicious activity was noted at one of his American Women’s Services facility in Phillipsburg the day following news of Brigham’s license revocation. That facility continued operations with locked doors, drawn shutters, and office lights out, as if the staff did not want anyone to know it was open. Women who arrived for appointments at the clinic were forced wait in a dirty, trash-strewn entryway until staff members could quickly usher the inside, only to lock the door again behind them.

In New Jersey, only licensed providers are allowed to operate medical facilities. Now that Brigham has no valid medical license, he should have 90 days to divest himself of the abortion business or shut them down.

“It seems obvious that Brigham’s employees were acting as if they were doing something improper and trying to hide it,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “This kind of deceptive behavior and devious practices has characterized Brigham’s entire abortion career. It is worrisome that women continue to be subjected to risk at his chain of seventeen abortion facilities that remain open in at least four states. They should all be shut down immediately.”

Brigham’s abortion facilities are known to be among the worst in the nation, operating – often illegally — out of run-down facilities that attempt to fly under what little regulatory radar there might be. Even pro-abortion organizations like the National Abortion Federation, which has its safety issues, want him shut down.

The Phillipsburg clinic is a case in point for closure. Aside from the squalor, abortionist Vikram Kaji is on record oas the facility’s medical director. Kaji pled guilty to sexually assaulting at least three of his female patients, resulting in the revocation of his New York medical license and discipline in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

On May 24, 2013, a New Jersey Consent Order filed against Kaji notes that he failed to properly discharge his duties as medical director five out of seven of Brigham’s New Jersey abortion clinics, where numerous health and safety violations were discovered.

The order also notes that Kaji recently suffered a stroke where he suffered visible mental and physical impairment. Yet, despite all this, Kaji continues to conduct abortions for Brigham.

“Convicted sex offender Vikram Kaji is an integral part of Brigham’s abortion business in New Jersey, serving as Medical Director at several of his locations. That fact alone should be enough to shut down Brigham’s sleazy abortion operations,” said Newman. “Neither Kaji nor Brigham are fit to be left in a room with women, much less practice medicine.”

Brigham continues to operate seven known locations in New Jersey, which should be closing once the paperwork from his revocation is finally completed and the closing process is begun — if he does not attempt another scam.

“I wouldn’t doubt it if he tried to transfer ownership to his dog in order to keep profiting from his seedy abortion mills,” said Newman. “Something like that would be typical of his past behavior.”

American Women’s Services in Voorhees is Brigham’s flagship clinic and home base for his numerous business corporations that he uses to confuse authorities and conceal his ownership of abortion facilities in other states. He been caught running illegal late-term abortion operations out of this clinic that are completed in neighboring states.

Other New Jersey facilities include:

Associates in ObGyn in Elizabeth, whose abortionist Franz Denis holds no hospital privileges.
Abortion Center of Englewood, also known as American Women’s Services in Englewood, whose abortionist, Elliot Gellman, who was convicted of tax evasion in New York in 2002.
Princeton Women’s Services, aka American Women’s Services in Hamilton, whose abortionist Warren I. Taylor also flies to Florida to conduct abortions at Brigham’s Pensacola facility. Convicted sex offender Vikram Kaji serves as medical director.
American Women’s Services in Phillipsburg, which also employs Kaji as medical director.
American Women’s Services in Tom’s River, where Kaji also serves as medical director.
American Women’s Services in Woodbridge, where Kaji serves as medical director. Gellman and Taylor have also been seen there.

So bad is Brigham’s nefarious abortion operation that in July, 2010, he was ordered to shut down all his Pennsylvania abortion facilities and told never to operate in that state again. Yet, last year, he was found to be violating that order by operating an illicit abortion clinic in Philadelphia. The State ordered it to shut down soon after it was reported by staff from another area abortion facility that had heard horror stories from women who had been there.

In August, 2010, Maryland issued a cease and desist order to Brigham, who had been caught running an illegal bi-state late-term abortion scheme out of a clandestine office in Elkton, Maryland. The clinic was intentionally kept secret to cover up the fact that Brigham had no license to practice in that state. The four abortion clinics he operated openly in Maryland were ordered to close by the State after repeated safety violations were discovered, along with the death of abortion patient Maria Santiago at his Baltimore facility that was operated out of a residential condominium.

In New Jersey, a judge once ordered him to stop advertising his abortions as “safe” and “painless.”

But that’s not all.

Brigham spent 180 days in jail for billing fraud in New York, which later revoked his medical license after it was discovered that he was operating an illegal bi-state abortion business of the same nature as the illicit operation he ran in Elkton.

Florida also revoked his license, yet Brigham continues to run an abortion business in Pensacola, Florida, that operates out of a non-descript metal garage-type structure that is rumored to also cut corners on women’s safety.

“Currently, his license revocation in New Jersey has yet to be put into writing. Once it is, we plan to take action to ensure that Brigham is shut down in New Jersey and all other states where he is operating,” said Newman. “Frankly, it’s shocking that he is still in business.”

In addition to New Jersey, Brigham runs abortion businesses in Delaware, Virginia, and Florida.