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.

Available June 21: The Trial of Kermit Gosnell Reveals Shocking Details about His Crimes and the Abortion Industry in America

Washington, DC – The Trial of Kermit Gosnell is a gripping new book from Operation Rescue’s Cheryl Sullenger that relates shocking details from the 2013 Philadelphia murder trial of late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering innocent babies born alive during illegal late-term abortions at his squalid House of Horrors abortion mill.

Sullenger, who attended the trial, recounts scandalous testimony and describes appalling evidence from her unique perspective of a pro-life advocate with thirty-three years of experience in activism an researching abortion abuses.

But before you think Gosnell was alone, Sullenger reveals the alarming fact that abortion facilities all over the nation engage in similar appalling practices – and have for decades. From her years of research, she shares documented examples of unsanitary facilities, sexual abuse, mental health disorders, criminal conduct and more – even other deplorable incidents of murder that mimic Gosnell’s horrific practices.

The Trial of Kermit Gosnell is set for release on June 21, 2017. Published by World Ahead Press, this 324-page paperback will be available at the WND Superstore, Amazon, Barns & Nobel online stores.

In The Trial of Kermit Gosnell, Cheryl Sullenger debunks the Planned Parenthood myth of “safe, legal and rare abortions.” While the Gosnell saga is the proverbial “tip of the iceberg,” readers will understand the need to expose legal abortion’s underbelly and to join the movement to end the scourge.

-Evangelist Alveda King, civilrightsfortheunborn.com

There is no person who better understands the horrors occurring behind the closed doors of abortion facilities than Cheryl Sullenger, who has spent years documenting and exposing abortion abuses. In The Trial of Kermit Gosnell, Sullenger reveals the full story of the courtroom drama that shocked and outraged America. This page-turning narrative of murder, abortion, political cover-ups, and regulatory failure shatters the facade of “choice,” and demonstrates that Gosnell isn’t the only abortionist committing barbaric crimes in America. Once you read this book, you will never view abortion the same way again.

-David Bereit, Former CEO of 40 Days for Life

Cheryl Sullenger gives an impressive, factual account of the trial of late term abortionist Kermit Gosnell who for thirty years murdered black children in a black neighborhood, perpetuating the epidemic of black-on-black crime. The Trial of Kermit Gosnell is a must read because Gosnell was not an anomaly. There are more Gosnells out there, we must strive to end the killing.

-Dr. Day Gardner, President, National Black Pro-Life Union

For media interviews with the author contact her at 316-516-3034.

Pennsylvania Abortion Facility Shut Down by State after Surprise Inspection

By Cheryl Sullenger

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health ordered the Hillcrest Women’s Medical Center abortion facility in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to shut down on June 5, 2017, after an unannounced “monitoring visit” uncovered serious “serious deficiencies and violations.”

The abortion facility was the subject of public outcry after the release of a 44-page March 31, 2017 inspection report was released that detailed multiple health and safety violations, including drug violations, expired supplies, lack of nurse to assist recovery patients, and more. [Read that full inspection report.]

Even State Senators were shocked by the initial round of deficiencies and publicly questioned why the Department of Health was not doing more to protect the public, especially in light of widespread regulatory failures uncovered by a 2011 Philadelphia grand jury that determined lax enforcement allowed late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s abortion practices to deteriorate into squalor until it became known as a “House of Horrors.” Gosnell was later convicted of three counts of first degree murder for snipping the necks of babies born alive during illegal late-term abortions, and for manslaughter for the death of patient Karnamaya Monger. He is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole.

“The Hillcrest Women’s Medical Center deserved to be closed down, but the truth is that the March deficiency report was far from the worst we have seen in our research of abortion facilities. All abortion facilities that cannot pass health inspections should be closed,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We urge every state to conduct unannounced inspections of abortion facilities so they can see the real conditions and practices women face at these abortion dumps on an everyday basis. I doubt that many abortion businesses could survive careful scrutiny from honest inspectors.”

The following press statement was released yesterday by the Pennsylvania Department of Health:

Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced that the department has ordered Hillcrest Women’s Medical Center in Harrisburg to suspend services to patients after a June 5 unannounced monitoring visit found serious deficiencies and violations.

“The health and safety of patients served at any Pennsylvania health care facility is a top priority of the Wolf Administration,” Secretary Murphy said. “On Monday, Department of Health staff conducted an unannounced monitoring visit to Hillcrest Women’s Medical Center. The department concluded that it was no longer safe for the facility to continue providing medical services to patients. Therefore, I have ordered the facility to suspend all services until such time that it can demonstrate it is safe for women to receive care.”

A February inspection at Hillcrest Women’s Medical Center identified several deficiencies, including record-keeping violations and failing to have a registered nurse on site. While some of the issues have been corrected, such as hiring a registered nurse, the June 5 monitoring visit found additional violations, including expired sterilization and medical supplies.

“Protecting the health and safety of Pennsylvanians is paramount,” Secretary Murphy said. “If you have been a patient of Hillcrest Women’s Medical Center and have questions or concerns about your health, you should speak with a health care provider. You can also contact the department at 1-877-PA-HEALTH for more information.”

Inspection reports from health care facilities are available 41 days after the completion of an investigation on the Department of Health website at www.health.pa.gov.

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Watch for an exciting announcement concerning the release of the new book, The Trial of Kermit Gosnell by Operation Rescue’s Cheryl Sullenger later this month! This unique first-hand perspective will show, as today’s story illustrates, frightening proof that Gosnell was not alone!