Friday, October 15, 2010
NJ Board Suspends Accused Doctor's License For Unlawfully Performing Five Late-Term Abortions
NJ.com: New Jersey board suspends abortion doc's license, by Susan K. Livio:
The state's physician disciplinary board Wednesday night suspended the license of a controversial abortion doctor accused of unlawfully performing five late-term abortions outside a hospital or licensed health center and putting his patients' health at risk.
After nearly a nine-hour hearing in Trenton, the state Board of Medical Examiners medical board concluded Steven Chase Brigham, 54, skirted state law by beginning the late-term abortions in New Jersey and sending the women out of state to finish the procedure.
The board stated "his continued practice presents a clear and imminent danger" to the public and his procedures caused "fetal demise and brought patients to the point" where abortion was basically required, according to a statement read by a board member. . . .