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Steven Chase Brigham lost his New Jersey license in November 2014 for performing illegal abortions in Maryland and was then ordered by the state to divest his financial interest in the American Women’s Services abortion chain, which has sites in New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia.
In what the New Jersey attorney general is calling a bogus claim, Brigham purported to turn his interests over to another abortionist who performed abortions for the chain and then became medical director, Asbury Park Press reports.
“We are arguing that the transfer of ownership was a sham,” said Paul Loriquet, spokesman for the AG’s office, “and that through the management services agreement, Brigham is still exerting control over the practice that ought to be exercised by an owner.”While Brigham is illegally maintaining control over the abortion chain, Loriquet said there’s no evidence the abortionist “is engaging in any clinical practice.”
One of the New Jersey abortion facilities, Englewood Women’s Services, recently filed for bankruptcy after a federal judge awarded $6.5 million to a former patient in a malpractice case, NJ.com reported.
According to court documents, the Englewood facility is more than $51,000 behind on rent and an eviction is in the works. The bankruptcy filing seeking Chapter 11 protection lists “Dr. Steven C. Brigham” as the owner of the company.
Brigham is still on the New Jersey revoked physician list, Loriquet also said, and the abortionist owes the state more than $500,000 in fines and other costs.
Brigham has appealed the revocation, according to his attorney, Joseph Gorrell, with oral arguments before the state Board of Medical Examiners yet to be scheduled.
Aside from a record of botched abortions, Brigham, who estimated he has performed some 40,000 abortions in more than two decades as an abortionist — despite having never completing a residency in obstetrics or gynecology — also has a history of other dicey practices.Life Site News article continues