Operation Rescue has conducted an investigation of the American Women’s Services (AWS) abortion chain operated by the notorious Steven Chase Brigham and discovered that abortionists who are working to keep AWS open during Brigham’s medical license suspension have shocking backgrounds that include criminal convictions and other problems. ....
“Brighham’s abortion business is a haven for the bottom of the barrel criminals and quacks masquerading as medical doctors, and that’s just the unvarnished truth,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We have reviewed hundreds of pages of disciplinary documents. Every medical misfit on the east coast that has run out of options seems to have found a welcome home in Brigham’s abortion organization.”
Abortionists who continue to work for Brigham include:
An admitted sex offender and drug abuser Two convicted drug violators A convicted income tax cheat who once paid out $3.5 million in a malpractice suit. An abortionist convicted of billing fraud Several abortionists that cannot get hospital privileges
Operation Rescue notes that although Brigham has shut several of his locations down, "phone numbers in those locations still ring in to a central office. Women are led to believe that abortion services are available locally, when they are not. Patients are then shuttled to other clinics controlled by Brigham."
OR then provides this handy chart showing the quality of staff Brigham's ad has been attracting:
Here's what OR has on each of them, summarized:
Aalai pled guilty and managed to get his sentence suspended by paying a fine and restitution, along with unsupervised probation. His Maryland license was revoked in 1994, by reinstated in 1997. "Aalai continues to be listed as a 'sanctioned provider' who is barred from participating in Maryland’s Medicaid program."
Gellman paid out a $3.5 million settlement in New Jersey in August, 2006, in a malpractice case against him. (Can anybody go on a legal database and find out what the case was about?)
LI>Vikram Hiralal Kaji was already a familiar name to me for being a pervert. Kaji works for Brigham at the Voorhees and Woodbridge, New Jersey, mills. He has no hospital privileges. Kaji's troubles with the New Jersey medical board centered around improper sexual relationships with patients and inappropriately prescribing drugs to those patients. The DEA revoked Kaki's controlled substances license in 1994. Both Pennsylvania and New Jersey suspended Kaji's licenses; New York revoked his license and banned him from further practice.
In 2005, the mother of one of Kaji’s underage patients testified before the United States House of Representatives about a coerced abortion Kaji performed on her daughter, who had been transported to him across state lines to evade parental involvement laws.
"Regec plead guilty in 1991 to three misdemeanors: one violation of the Controlled Substance Act; and two violations of Refusal or Failure to Keep or Furnish Records. As a result, Regec’s license was suspended for four months; he paid a $10,000 fine, and served two years’ probation."
OR reports that "Regec’s South Carolina medical licensing information states that Regec has no history of holding a medical license in any other state." They're forwarding information on Regec's activities to the board.