Abortion Practitioners Have Murder Charges Dropped

March 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm (Abortion, Albany, Democrats, Dennis Vacco, Dr. Mark Binder, Dr. Steven Chase Brigham, Eliot Spitzer, John Meekins, Life, Murder, New York, Nicole Riley, Operation Rescue, Pro Life)

Steven Chase Brigham and Nicole Riley, two abortion practitioners charged with murder, have had their charges dismissed.  This means that babies older than eight months will continue to be murdered under their watch.

Last month, we reported on this chilling case:
The case of Dr. Steven Chase Brigham grows ever more disturbing.  Brigham has a long history of jumping from state to state in an attempt to collect as much cash as possible for the termination of not only viable fetuses, but baby’s that would almost certainly have survived because of their advanced growth and development.  The doctor has faced charges, license revocations, and clinic closures in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Florida, and New York, yet has still maintained his deadly operation simply by packing up and moving.
Mental Recession readers have already been briefed on how the Democratic political machine in Albany, New York, allowed Dr. Brigham to escape relatively unscathed, being charged only with fraud despite evidence that abortions had been performed on fetuses that exceeded 24 weeks.

Now, Brigham has not only escaped prosecution in New York thanks to a well-oiled Democrat machine, but he has also escaped prosecution in Maryland thanks to conflicted expert witnesses.

Via LifeNews:

State Prosecutor Ellis Rollins today dismissed criminal murder charges against abortion practitioners Steven Chase Brigham of New Jersey and Nicola Riley of Utah. Rollins indicated in a press release that conflicting opinions of expert witnesses made it impossible to proceed with the prosecutions.
As LifeNews has reported, Steven Chase Brigham and Nicola Irene Riley have been charged with murder related to the deaths of viable babies at an illegal secret abortion clinic that the pair operated in Elkton, Maryland. Brigham is currently in the custody at the Camden County Jail in New Jersey and Riley now faces charges of murder related to the killing of healthy, viable late-term babies at a secret late-term abortion business the two operated.
Brigham was charged with five counts of First-Degree Murder and Riley with one count of First-Degree Murder after a botched abortion at a clandestine Elkton abortion clinic alerted authorities to their bi-state late-term abortion ring. Police investigators discovered the bodies of 35 late-term babies stored in a freezer inside the clinic. Brigham is not licensed to practice in Maryland, and Riley was apparently on her second day of late-term abortion training when she perforated the woman’s uterus and pulled out her bowel. The patient required emergency surgery to save her life.

To drive home the point, here is what Brigham and Riley were involved in…

Operation Rescue, which has done a fantastic job of tracking the murderous trail left behind by Dr. Brigham, has a copy of the original indictment, which includes 5 counts of first-degree murder, and 5 counts of second-degree murder.

More chillingly, they have obtained logs of the abortions that were performed in Brigham’s Maryland clinic.  They include several abortions performed on fetuses that had developed well over 8 months, including one seen below that had been documented at 36 weeks!

Questions continue to abound regarding Brigham’s case in Albany.  If his Maryland clinic clearly shows that abortions were performed on fetuses well past 24 weeks of development – a violation of New York’s fetal homicide law – is there any question that he was doing the same in Albany? 

Why were witness accounts pertaining to the clinic essentially ignored – including victim statements, an undertaker interview claiming one fetus had developed to 8 months, and a Medical Conduct Board interview in which a nurse claimed that one case involved “a 26- to 28-week pregnancy”?

John Meekins, a former assistant attorney general who worked the case stated he “encountered political pressure against the investigation from the Albany Democratic machine, including a judge who had ties to the Colonie clinic’s landlord.”

Who were the Democrats involved in the suppression of the investigation into Dr. Brigham back in 1996?  Was the case reduced to fraud charges under former Attorney General, Dennis C. Vacco, or former Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer, who took over the case in 1998?  Who were the supervisors that Meekins claims told him to “stick with just the Medicaid fraud”?  And who was the judge that pressured Meekins to drop the investigation?

More importantly, should these political operatives alleged to have hindered the investigation, be held as accessories to murder?

The deaths of 35 fetuses in Maryland, and countless other untold deaths, may have been prevented by the Albany Democrats that Meekins is calling out. 

While we may never know the answers to these questions, the lives lost at the hands of Dr. Brigham certainly deserve an answer.

Instead, Brigham continues to get a pass, and a license to kill again.

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Abortion Doctor Was Performing Procedures on Babies Over 8 Months Developed

January 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm (Abortion, Albany, Democrats, Dennis C. Vacco, Dr. Mark Binder, Dr. Steven Chase Brigham, Eliot Spitzer, George Shepard, John Meekins, Life, Operation Rescue, Pro Life, Times Colonist)

The case of Dr. Steven Chase Brigham grows ever more disturbing.  Brigham has a long history of jumping from state to state in an attempt to collect as much cash as possible for the termination of not only viable fetuses, but baby’s that would almost certainly have survived because of their advanced growth and development.  The doctor has faced charges, license revocations, and clinic closures in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Florida, and New York, yet has still maintained his deadly operation simply by packing up and moving.  
Mental Recession readers have already been briefed on how the Democratic political machine in Albany, New York, allowed Dr. Brigham to escape relatively unscathed, being charged only with fraud despite evidence that abortions had been performed on fetuses that exceeded 24 weeks.

Details are emerging about his recent arrest for murder and they are not good.  This is a man that knows the laws of the states in which he operates his clinics, and knows them well.  So much so that Brigham had developed a scheme in which he started abortion procedures in his New Jersey clinic, then ferried patients to his clinic in Maryland where the laws on late-term abortions were a little more relaxed. 

The Times Colonist has reported that the crux of this murder investigation centers around one such case.

The investigation began in August 2010, when a young woman sought an abortion from the pair.
The abortion was induced in New Jersey and the patient was then transported across state lines into Maryland, according to the Elkton police statement.

Operation Rescue, which has done a fantastice job of tracking the murderous trail left behind by Dr. Brigham, has a copy of his indictment, which includes 5 counts of first-degree murder, and 5 counts of second-degree murder.

More chillingly, they have obtained logs of the abortions that were performed in Brigham’s Maryland clinic.  They include several abortions performed on fetuses that had developed well over 8 months, including one seen below that had been documented at 36 weeks!

And if you’re thinking that this doesn’t indicate much of anything since Brigham’s name is not on the patient log, think again.  The ‘Dr. Shepard’ in the above referenced document was nothing more than a cover according to Operation Rescue President, Troy Newman.

“Shepard was used as a pawn in this scheme in order to give the appearance of legality,” said Newman. “In reading through his interview with the Maryland authorities, we got the strong impression that his mental capacities were beginning to fail. He was a patsy for Brigham, nothing more.”

Not only were his mental capacities diminishing, but Shepard was physically unable to perform these procedures.   Shepard is, after all, 88-year old George Shepard, Jr, a man with an arm so disabled, it makes it impossible to do abortions.

Questions continue to abound regarding Brigham’s case in Albany.  If his Maryland clinic clearly shows that abortions were performed on fetuses well past 24 weeks of development – a violation of New York’s fetal homicide law – is there any question that he was doing the same in Albany? 

Why were witness accounts pertaining to the clinic essentially ignored – including victim statements, an undertaker interview claiming one fetus had developed to 8 months, and a Medical Conduct Board interview in which a nurse claimed that one case involved “a 26- to 28-week pregnancy”?

John Meekins, a former assistant attorney general who worked the case stated he “encountered political pressure against the investigation from the Albany Democratic machine, including a judge who had ties to the Colonie clinic’s landlord.”

Who were the Democrats involved in the suppression of the investigation into Dr. Brigham back in 1996?  Was the case reduced to fraud charges under former Attorney General, Dennis C. Vacco, or former Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer, who took over the case in 1998?  Who were the supervisors that Meekins claims told him to “stick with just the Medicaid fraud”?  And who was the judge that pressured Meekins to drop the investigation?

More importantly, should these political operatives alleged to have hindered the investigation, be held as accessories to murder?

The deaths of 35 fetuses in Maryland, and countless other untold deaths, may have been prevented by the Albany Democrats that Meekins is calling out. 

While we may never know the answers to these questions, the lives lost at the hands of Dr. Brigham certainly deserve an answer.

Photo courtesy of the Times Union

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Doctor Charged With Murder Previously Had Frozen Fetuses in His Albany Office – Democrats Prevented Investigation

January 5, 2012 at 12:52 pm (Abortion, Albany, Democrats, Dr. Mark Binder, Dr. Steven Chase Brigham, Eliot Spitzer, John Meekins, Life, LifeNews, Murder, Times Union)

Welcome Big Government readers…

Last week, LifeNews reported on a pair of abortion practitioners who were charged with murder across two states:

Operation Rescue has learned that abortionists Steven Chase Brigham and Nicola Irene Riley have been charged with murder related to the deaths of viable babies at an illegal secret abortion clinic that the pair operated in Elkton, Maryland.


Brigham is currently in the custody at the Camden County Jail in New Jersey and Riley was arrested and is currently in the custody of the Salt Lake County Jail in Utah. Both are awaiting extradition to Maryland.


Brigham was charged with five counts of first-degree murder and five counts of second-degree murder. Riley was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder. The charges are the result of a Grand Jury investigation.


Now we’ve learned that one of those doctors had a long history of late-term abortions, including harboring 17 frozen fetuses in his office.

The Times Union has discovered that:

A New Jersey doctor charged with murder last week for performing several late-term abortions in Maryland had once operated an abortion clinic in Albany County at which state investigators discovered 17 frozen fetuses in 1996.


The discovery was part of a broader investigation by the New York attorney general’s office, which declined to pursue criminal charges related to allegations that late-term abortions, in violation of New York’s fetal homicide law, were being performed at the Colonie clinic then owned by Dr. Steven Chase Brigham.


At the time, investigators said there was evidence that Dr. Mark Binder, who worked for Brigham at the Central Avenue facility, American Women’s Services, had performed abortions on fetuses that exceeded 24 weeks.


The frozen fetuses were discovered in a freezer at Brigham’s Central Avenue clinic, and were later buried in Albany Rural Cemetery.

Charges though, other than Medicaid fraud, were never brought.  John Meekins, a former assistant attorney general who worked the case stated he “encountered political pressure against the investigation from the Albany Democratic machine, including a judge who had ties to the Colonie clinic’s landlord.”


There is no level Democrats won’t stoop to in order to promote their pro-abortion agenda, as this seems to indicate.

Details of the case are bone-chilling:

Meekins said, “In fact, I spoke to an undertaker and he said he picked up the body of a child there that looked to him like it was fully developed. I couldn’t get any confirmation of that,” Meekins said. But a health department report refers to a coroner describing one of the fetuses as appearing in size to be about 7 or 8 months.


Perhaps had Albany Democrats not stepped in to hinder Brigham’s prosecution back in 1996, they could have saved other babies from meeting the same fate, preventing further murders.

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