By Cheryl Sullenger
Trenton, NJ — Abortionist Steven Chase Brigham has been ordered to appear in a New Jersey Superior Court by Judge this Wednesday “to explain why he should not supply” documents subpoenaed by the New Jersey Attorney General’s office “within five days, and not be held in contempt for ignoring the subpoenas,” according to a report published on Philly.com.
The documents in question are business records related to a “sham” transfer of Brigham’s American Women’s Services abortion clinics in New Jersey to a convicted sex offender who now denies the transfer ever took place.
Brigham and his attorneys have so far refused to comply with the subpoena issued by N.J. Deputy Attorney General Bindi Merchant three months ago. The Attorney General’s office was forced to seek aid from a judge to compel the production of the records.
Last year, Brigham’s New Jersey medical license was revoked after he was discovered operating an illegal under-the-radar bi-state late-term abortion scheme in 2010 that resulted in his brief arrest on charges he murdered as many as 35 late-term babies at a secret abortion clinic in Elkton, Maryland. The criminal charges were later dropped.
In New Jersey, only licensed physicians may hold ownership in medical facilities. Once Brigham’s license was revoked, he could no longer legally his eight New Jersey abortion facilities that he operates under the American Women Services banner.
In order to appear he was complying with the law, Brigham told authorities that he transferred ownership to one of his long-time employees, abortionist Vikram Kaji, a man who had a history of improper sexual conduct with his patients and had been disciplined in 2013 for failing to properly supervise the clinics Brigham said he now owned.
Operation Rescue submitted a letter of complaint to Deputy Attorney General Warhaftig on April 17, 2015, detailing and documenting concerns that Brigham never actually transferred ownership to Kaji. The letter pointed out that Brigham had a pattern of concealing ownership in his clinics and sought to persuade the Attorney General to negate the transfer and close Brigham’s New Jersey abortion clinics.
On June 16, 2015, the Attorney General’s office filed an administrative complaint against Kaji, charging him with fraud for claiming he had taken over ownership of Brigham’s New Jersey abortion businesses when, under questioning earlier this year he admitted to the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners that no one but “Brigham ran the show.” The State is currently seeking the revocation of Kaji’s troubled medical license.
To add to his pattern of deceit, Brigham’s Wilmington, Delaware, abortion clinic was forced to halt surgical abortions last month or face closure after illegally concealing his ownership in that facility. However, it continues to prescribe abortion pills.
Meanwhile, even though there is ample proof that the New Jersey American Women’s Services abortion clinics are being illegally operated, they still remain open.
Local activists in Phillipsburg informed Operation Rescue last month that Brigham was seen entering his abortion facility in that city. They activists feared he was performing abortions without a medical license. Operation Rescue advised them to report what they observed to the New Jersey Attorney General’s office.
“We have followed Brigham’s nefarious career for years and know that he can never be taken at his word. His shoddy and illegal abortion mills are endangering women, and they ought to be shut down right now for the sake of public safety,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Brigham has proven to be incorrigible. Three decades of coddling and insufficient discipline has done nothing to persuade him to amend his ways. He’s not fit to operate a shoe shine shop, much less an abortion clinic. He really belongs behind bars.”
View Brigham’s profile page on AbortionDoc.org for more documentation.