Delaware Clinic Leased by Stephen Brigham to Close

[Moira Sheridan is a Delaware pro-life activist who attended a tenant/landlord hearing on April 24, 2017, involving Stephen Brigham’s Premiere ObGyn and a landlord that has tried for three years to remove the abortion business from his property. Below is Sheridan’s encouraging first-hand report. -OR Staff]

By Moira Sheridan

Wilmington, DE — It took only 15 minutes for the fate of Premier Ob-Gyn to be decided: CLOSED. The abortion clinic in Wilmington, Delaware, is leased by disgraced abortionist and scofflaw, Stephen Brigham, who was on record as the “manager,” renting the property under the auspices of Integrity Family Health. At the short hearing in the Court of Common Pleas in Wilmington, attended by local pro-lifers, David Williams and Moira Sheridan, Judge Susan Ufberg accepted Brigham’s lawyer’s offer to “vacate the property within two weeks” after a brief rehash of his failure to pay 9 months’ rent totaling $37,708.05.

Dr. Adeline Farhi, who, with her husband, owns the condo located in a building with several medical offices in a bustling, trendy area of Wilmington, represented herself at court for the third time in an attempt to rid Brigham and the abortion clinic from the building. She maintains that they moved in approximately three years ago under the auspices of Integrity Family Health, a “group of three female Ob-gyns.” The Trojan horse quickly revealed itself as an abortion clinic with Eric Yahav doing the abortions.

Another disgraced abortionist who frequently worked for Brigham, Yahav was filmed on video in 2014 assaulting his pregnant girlfriend and trying to force her into an abortion.

After his departure, an elderly abortionist, Albert Dworkin, took over at Premier, which was forced to stop performing surgical abortions in 2015 because of a lack of accreditation. Dworkin, who worked with Kermit Gosnell and had his medical license suspended in 2013 as a result of that association, continued until recently to do pill abortions at the location and was seen weekly hobbling from car to front door.

Both Brigham and his attorney, Basil Kollias, looked rumpled and defeated even before the hearing began, as they conferred in a hallway, whispering. It is more than likely that 90 year-old Dworkin’s decision to “retire,” was overheard by Brigham’s lawyer before the hearing, and influenced the decision to vacate the property.

Local pro-lifers kept a steady vigil on abortion days at Premier Ob-Gyn for the past three years, much to the consternation of the other businesses in the building. Their vigilance and persistence in reaching out to the Farhis contributed much to the closing of this clinic. They will, however, be on alert for any of Brigham’s future attempts to open a clinic in Delaware.

View Judgment by Admission in Farhi Properties vs. Integrity Family Health.
Read background story from Operation Rescue concerning Premier ObGyn.
[Photos courtesy of Moira Sheridan]

Virginia Beach Planned Parenthood Hospitalizes Second Woman in a Month

By Cheryl Sullenger

Virginia Beach, VA — For the second time in the span of a month, the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Virginia Beach, Virginia, has hospitalized another patient.

On April 7, 2017, an ambulance was called to Planned Parenthood for a 22-year old who was bleeding so severely that she needed emergency hospital care. Pro-life supporters snapped photos as an African American woman was wheeled out the Planned Parenthood’s back door and into an awaiting ambulance.

Emergency radio dispatch communications, obtained by Operation Rescue, verified that the woman was bleeding.

An earlier incident took place at this same Planned Parenthood facility on March 2, 2017, when an unconscious African-American patient was transported to a nearby hospital.

The most recent emergency represents the 15th time that a Planned Parenthood patient has been transported for urgent medical care that the abortion facility was unequipped to provide.

Overall, it is the 26th documented emergency at any abortion facility nationwide so far this year.

The abortionist on duty during the April 7 incident was an unknown female provider who has an aversion to being photographed.

“We are reporting on these abortion-related injuries too often — sometimes several times per week. How many more women must suffer life-threatening injuries or death before America wakes up and realizes that the brutal and violent process of abortion hurts women and kills their babies,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We urge Congress to move swiftly to defund Planned Parenthood as soon as possible, and stop our tax money from benefiting a business that maims women and destroys the lives of innocent babies.”

Click here for more documented abortion-related medical emergencies.

New Mexico AG “Aggressively” Seeking Documents from UNM and Late-term Abortion Business in Criminal Investigation

By Cheryl Sullenger

Albuquerque, NM – In a new, encouraging development, the office of New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has confirmed to a group of pro-life leaders that an investigation of a complaint filed by Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico against the University of New Mexico (UNM) and Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO) is being “aggressively” pursued.

This investigation also encompasses the criminal referrals against the publicly-funded UNM and SWO, the largest late-term abortion facility in the U.S., made by the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives. Shaver’s complaint predates the Congressional criminal referrals.

Both Shaver’s complaint and the criminal referrals allege that UNM and SWO violated the state anatomical gift act as it relates to the ban on use of aborted baby remains in research and failed to provide legally-required informed consent to women.

“We are aggressively working on gathering further information that will assist in our ongoing review of this matter,” stated James Hallinan, Communications Director for the Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas, in a written statement requested by Operation Rescue.

Representatives from national and state pro-life organizations met on Wednesday with Deputy Attorney General Tania Maestas, including Fr. Stephen Imbarrato of Priests for Life, Jeff White and Cheryl Conrad of the pro-life youth group the Survivors, Catherine Glenn Foster of Sound Legal Group, Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue, and Bud and Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico.

Maestas informed the group of leaders that the Attorney General’s office has sent “inquiry letters” to UNM and SWO requiring a “large amount of information to be produced” as part of the inquiry into alleged criminal conduct.

Earlier in the day, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who led the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives’ national investigation into the illegal sale of aborted baby remains for profit, addressed 150 pastors and pro-life leaders, telling them that UNM had never fully complied with subpoenas issued by the Select Panel. She said that at least four times, meetings were arranged with the Panel at the request of UNM officials, who never showed up for any of the meetings.

Later, Rep. Blackburn headlined a press conference on UNM’s campus and called for a thorough investigation into the criminal allegations, urging UNM to come forward and comply with the law.

Also speaking at the press conference were Catherine Glenn Foster, an attorney from Washington, D.C., who testified before the Select Panel during its investigation, and Fr. Stephen Imbarrato of Priests for Life, who called out both political parties for their inaction. Both Foster and Fr. Imbarrato were unfazed by loud heckling both received from a handful of counter-protesters.

Among those counter-protesters was abortionist was abortionist Brenda Pereda, who conducts abortions at UNM’s off-campus abortion facility, the UNM Center for Reproductive Health.

Meanwhile, Paul Roth, Chancellor for Health Sciences at UNM, who came under fire during the Blackburn press conference for his lack of transparency and cooperation, issued a private memo to employees of his department claiming, “UNM HSC worked diligently to cooperate with the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives throughout its inquiry. We have also fully cooperated with the New Mexico Attorney General’s office.”

However, the Attorney General’s office gave no indication that UNM had already complied with their “Letters of Inquiry.”

“I hope UNM cooperates with the New Mexico Attorney General’s investigation better than they complied with the Select Panel,” said Tara Shaver. “Their idea of compliance has so far been to claim they are cooperating while doing the opposite.”

This week, Shaver and her husband, Bud, launched a new pro-life initiative called Abortion Free New Mexico. They plan to continue their work documenting abortion abuses at Southwestern Women’s Options, which is one of five abortion facilities in the nation that openly conduct abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy, with the immediate goal of holding it accountable for crimes it may have committed and seeing the abortion business closed.