Troubled Brigham Abortionist Has Arrests for Drunk Driving and Child Abuse in Florida

By Cheryl Sullenger

Pensacola, FL – To look at Candace Sue Cooley’s Florida Department of Health medical license profile, there is certainly nothing that would raise suspicions. There is no record of discipline

No one would ever guess that she has had trouble with the law dating back at least seventeen years.

Nor would anyone realize that Cooley is an abortionist who is currently employed at American Family Planning in Pensacola, Florida, a member of Steven Chase Brigham’s notoriously dangerous American Women’s Services abortion chain.

Cooley seems to be a perfect fit for Brigham’s unsavory organization, which currently employs at least one known sex offender and drug abuser, and once employed an abortionist who was caught on video attacking his pregnant girlfriend in order to force her to get an abortion she did not want.

Other abortionists that have been on Brigham’s payroll at one time or another are no better. Two were convicted drug violators, one abortionist was guilty of billing fraud, and another was a convicted income tax cheat who once paid out $3.5 million in a malpractice suit.

Then there was Nicola Riley, Brigham’s associate at his illegal late-term abortion mill in Elkton, Maryland, where she nearly killed one patient. She told the Utah medical board on her license application that she was “traveling the world and making friends” during a time she was really incarcerated in a military prison for identification theft and credit card fraud. The Maryland Board of Physicians stated that she had a “fraudulent and deceptive nature” when revoking her medical license.

Brigham himself has 30 years of deceptive and illegal practices under his belt that have cost him six medical licenses in six states. He was once arrested for the murder of over 30 late-term babies discovered stacked in a bloody freezer during a police raid, although the charges were later dropped. The State of Pennsylvania even once ordered him never to operate an abortion business in that state again – an order he has never fully obeyed.

It may seem hard to live up (or down) to the reputations of that bunch of misfits and criminals, but Cooley somehow manages.

She appears to be well acquainted with the Okaloosa County, Florida, court system. The County Clerk of the Court’s case search shows cases against her dating back to 2000.

There were five speeding violations, seven non-speeding traffic violations, three medical malpractice cases, and one arrest for Driving Under the Influence that took place earlier this year.

Another DUI arrest that is estimated to have taken place last year, was found with a quick Google search.

But most troubling was evidence of Cooley’s deteriorating personal life that resulted in yet another shocking arrest in 2016.

In 2010, she filed for divorce from her husband, Patrick Kelly Armbruster. Two children were involved in the messy break-up that is still subject to the court. One attorney representing Cooley quit the case. Records show that motions for civil contempt were filed in 2013 and again in 2017, although there is no mention of who the object of those motions might have been.

In 2015, Cooley was hit with a financial responsibility violation that appears related to failure to pay fines or fees.

On March 1, 2016, foreclosure proceedings were filed on the former couple’s home.

Then on June 16, 2016, Cooley’s record took a dark turn when she was charged with two counts of felony child abuse “without great bodily harm.” She was arrested and posted bail. The judge in the case authorized the release of reports and records from the Department of Children and Families Child Protection Team. However, Cooley was never convicted. About two months later, the case was closed without comment.

She was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol around the same time. It could be possible that the children may have been in the car with her when she was arrested for drunk driving, hence the child abuse charges.

Cooley’s reckless and self-destructive behavior seemed to intensify.

Two months after the felony child abuses charges were dropped, Cooley was cited for speeding. Then was arrested for her most recent Driving Under the Influence case just five months later on March 27, 2017. She was charged with four more traffic-related charges, including failure to yield when making a dangerous improper turn into traffic, and failure to drive in one lane — reckless behavior that clearly endangered other motorists.

Now, she is working as an abortionist for Steven Chase Brigham — the worst abortionist in the nation who is not currently in prison — at his American Family Planning abortion facility in Pensacola, Florida.

Almost unbelievably, all seven health and safety inspections conducted at the American Family Planning abortion business since 2010 have been passed with no deficiencies cited.

“Someone must be inspecting with their eyes closed, because Brigham’s corners-cutting, shoddy practices are well documented elsewhere,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “The lack of facility citations means very little as long as Cooley, with her obvious substance abuse and personal problems, continues to kill babies there under Brigham’s management.”

Operation Rescue has submitted a complaint with the Florida Medical Board, informing them of Candace Cooley’s lengthy record of arrests and citations, and seeking disciplinary action for her unprofessional conduct.

“Cooley’s rap sheet reveals personal problems that are indicative of what we often find within the Abortion Cartel, such as malpractice cases, divorce, substance abuse, and other reckless behavior that endangers herself and others,” said Newman. “But at Brigham’s abortion business, she would probably qualify for ‘Employee of the Month.’ We are working hard with state authorities to make sure his entire despicable abortion operation is shut down permanently.”

View Cooley’s profile on AbortionDocs.org for full documentation.

When Brigham Was Evicted From Delaware Facility, He Left $37,000 in Unpaid Rent and THIS…

Now he’s up to his old tricks – this time in Washington, D.C.

By Cheryl Sullenger

Wilmington, DE – Dr. Parham Farhi wishes he’s never trusted Steven Chase Brigham. When Brigham came calling, hoping to lease office space in a building Farhi owned, it seemed like a standard business deal.

What he didn’t know was that Brigham was a disgraced abortionist who intended to use the office space as an abortion facility.

So bad were conditions at Brigham’s Delaware office, that the state threatened to shut him down. In order to maintain a money stream, Brigham agreed to halt surgical abortions, but continued to conduct medication abortions using a cut-rate injectable drug known as Methotrexate, which has a sky-high failure rate.

When Dr. Farhi was finally forced Brigham out earlier this year, he was left with an unpaid bill for $37,000 in back rent.

But that’s not the only thing Brigham left him.

Farhi was befriended by two local pro-life activists, Moira Sheridan and David Williams. Once Brigham had moved out, Farhi allowed Sheridan and Williams to tour the facility. What they found was a trashed office with dirty walls, filthy floors, and bits of trash strewn about.

They also found what appeared to be an ancient ObGyn procedure chair that looked like it came straight from the set of some B-grade horror movie.

Williams snapped photos of the contraption and sent them to Operation Rescue.

“Abortion supporters should be appalled that such a filthy, rusty chair would be used for women. Where is Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards’s statement denouncing such abuse? Where is Ilyse Hogue of NARAL? Why aren’t they calling for Brigham’s Washington abortion business to be shut down?” asked Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Even Philadelphia’s ‘House of Horrors” abortion mill run by Kermit Gosnell had a better-looking abortion table!”

Now it looks like Brigham is up to his old tricks, this time in Washington, D.C. In a conversation with Reza Sabaii, Brigham’s new landlord, he was shocked to hear the news from an Operation Rescue staffer that his new tenant was running an abortion mill out of his building. One can only wonder what horrors might be found there.

Later today, pro-life leaders from a number of organizations will gather in front of Brigham’s new office and call for him to be shut down. This is just the first salvo in what is expected to be an intensive campaign to protect women from his dangerous, deceptive, and exploitative abortion practices.

Brigham Opens Clandestine Washington DC Abortion Facility after Eviction from Delaware

By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, DC – In the wake of the forced closure of his Delaware abortion facility due to failure to pay rent, the notorious abortionist Steven Chase Brigham has quietly opened a new abortion facility in Washington, D.C.

Ever attempting to conceal his ownership and the true nature of his shady abortion business, Brigham is calling his new facility Capital Women’s Services, located at 6323 Georgia Ave NW, Suite 210, Washington, D.C. It is not listed on Brigham’s flagship American Women’s Services website, but a call to a 202-area code number listed for Capital Women’s Services is redirected to the American Women’s Services central appointment line.

A D.C. Business License Verification search yielded no results for Capital Women’s Services, Steven Brigham, or any of his many known business entities.

The abortion business offers medication abortions up to nine weeks and surgical abortion up to 24 weeks.

A description of medication abortions offered appears to imply use of the Abortion Pill cocktail of Mifeprex and Misoprostol. However, a confidential source has informed Operation Rescue that Brigham facilities mislead women into thinking they will get abortion pills, but actually receive cheaper, more dangerous Methotrexate injections, which, according to the source, have a worrisomely high rate of incomplete abortions.

Brigham has a decades-long history of flouting the law and engaging in deceptive practices. He has lost medical licenses in six states, most recently in New Jersey, which revoked his medical license for operating an illegal bi-state abortion facility and practicing without a medical license at an illegal late-term abortion facility in Elkton, Maryland.

In Delaware, Brigham obtained a lease on a Wilmington office space only by concealing his true business of abortion from the property owner, a deceptive practice Brigham may have used to obtain his new Washington, D.C. location.

Brigham has a habit of employing incompetent misfits of dubious character to conduct abortions at his facilities, and Capital Women’s Services is no different. The abortionist there is Myron Rose, an elderly abortionist who splits his time between the D.C. office and Brigham’s Maryland medication abortion centers in Baltimore and Cheverly, conducting both surgical and medication abortions.

Rose was disciplined last year after the Maryland Board of Physicians determined he lied on his renewal application about having completed the requisite number of hours of continuing education. He was fined $2,600.

“Brigham-run abortion facilities represent the bottom of a very rotten barrel. We warn women to avoid his facilities at all costs and never believe a word that is told to them by schedulers,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “I am aware that there are workers who are trying to help women within his organization, and I urge them to quit their jobs that only enable Brigham’s abortion abuses. For Brigham, the abortion business is all about money. Women’s lives and safety take a back seat to his bank account every time.”

Operation Rescue continues to actively work to halt Brigham’s abortion abuses and shut down his exploitive abortion facilities through the complaint process.