“I feel like no one will help me. He has all the money, power, and status . . . This man is making a lot of money performing abortions. How can he be trusted to protect a woman who feels forced into abortion when he didn’t respect me, pregnant with his baby, enough not to hurt me,” she wrote in an e-mail to the people who finally gave her guidance and support -- Operation Rescue.
With OR's encouragement and support, she was able to finally, 20 weeks into her pregnancy, get a protection order against the stalwart supporter of women's reproductive health who was trying to force her into an unwanted abortion.
Since becoming pregnant Eric Yahav has become verbally & physically abusive because he does not want me to continue pregnancy. He woks as an abortionist & over 6 weeks made 4 appointments for me to have an abortion. Each time when I refused to go he became violent & threatened to kick me & my son out of the house. He threatened if I did not have an abortion he would “make my life hell & I could watch & see what he did to me.”
On 12/4/15 he took his kids to school & returned home & demanded I go to his work to get an abortion. I refused & he attacked me several times. He pushed me down stairs & attempted to drag me out of the house. He slapped & kicked me. I dialed 911 & he grabbed my phone. He left for work.
He returned at about 2:30 pm with his sister & began to verbally abuse myself &; my son & I called police. I am afraid he will do whatever it takes to make sure I do not have this baby.
He has taken my car & left the house without money & food in effort to make me have an abortion. He took me to his abortion office & had them open after hours, telling the office manager I had a miscarriage &; he needed to perform a D&E on me. I refused. …. He verbally abused & harassed my 8 year old son until he was in tears and hyperventilating.
|Brigham under arrest in 2012|
Here's hoping that more prochoicers catch up with RH Reality Check's jaundiced view of Brigham and his associates -- and that they start noticing that some of the "rogue" practitioners are actually nestled snugly in the bosom of standard American abortion practice.