“Dr. Steven Brigham is a gruesome representative of the kind of predators who set up substandard abortion practices and horrific conditions that by design place the most vulnerable at risk,” said AUL’s Catherine Glenn Foster.”

WASHINGTON D.C. (05-25-17) – Americans United for Life, the Christian Defense Coalition and Founder of Mercy Missions D.C. will announce later today a joint effort to protect vulnerable women and unborn infants from the dangerous conditions they may face from disgraced Dr. Steven Brigham, who is setting up an abortion clinic in the nation’s capitol. AUL President and CEO Catherine Glenn Foster noted, “Dr. Steven Brigham is a gruesome representative of the kind of predators who set up substandard abortion practices and horrific conditions that by design place the most vulnerable at risk. Though he’s lost his license to practice medicine in other states, he wants to come to one of the least regulated places in the U.S. for abortion and again make money without regard for those he hurts. I’ve visited the location of his latest business enterprise, and I fear for those who may be find themselves at the mercy of his ‘care’.”

She continued: “Our nation’s capital is the Wild West of abortion clinic oversight, with some of America’s laxest abortion laws. As AUL documents in our legal guide Defending Life, the District of Columbia fails to employ common-sense health and safety regulations to protect women from the harms inherent in abortion. The new, unlicensed clinic is the direct result of DC’s failed policy of relying on abortion clinics to police themselves. Brigham’s medical license has been revoked in state after state, and he has a long history of botched abortions and cutting corners; in fact, just last year the State of Virginia served Brigham’s Fairfax clinic with a 52-page deficiency report and indefinitely suspended its license, calling the facility a ‘substantial threat.’ For these and many more reasons, we have sent a letter to District leadership asking for a full investigation.”

MEDIA ALERT: Pro-life leaders will hold a news conference and demonstration on Thursday, May 25, at Capital Women’s Services, located at 6323 Georgia Ave NW in Washington D.C. at 2:30 p.m.

Infamous for his botched abortions, Brigham is featured in AUL’s investigative report Unsafe: How The Public Health Crisis in America’s Abortion Clinics Endangers Women on pages 109-111.

“The stories of what has happened under his supervision are horrific,” said Foster.  “Imagine the horror of an 18-year-old who was given pills by Brigham before he lead her on a deadly caravan ride across state lines, where she suffered severe complications. She awoke to find her life in danger before being airlifted to Johns Hopkins Hospital for emergency surgery. His indictment for the injuries she received are one of many, and his charges have included murder. Even abortion advocates wonder why Brigham is still in business.”

Critics of Brigham include medical professionals. Consider this from Unsafe:

In November 2014, the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners found Brigham guilty of several counts of gross negligence, “dishonesty, deception, or misrepresentation,” and “professional misconduct.” The Board concluded that Brigham engaged in the unlicensed practice of medicine in Maryland and noted that “every patient treated in New Jersey by Dr. Brigham was placed in harm’s way” by his illegal practice. (From Unsafe, pages 109-110-111)

“AUL will be involved in the fight to protect women and their unborn children from an abortionist best known for harming women as well as unborn children, and I look forward to working with Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney to protect the women and infants in Washington D.C. from a known predator,” said Foster.

For more on dangerous conditions inside abortion clinics, click here.

For more on the dangers of chemical and surgical abortions, click here.

For more on laws designed to protect women from a predatory abortion industry, click here to learn more on the Women’s Protect Project or the Infants’ Protection Project.