Lost in the attention focused on Kermit Gosnell was another case of a notorious abortionist who apparently had his own brand of murdering hubris. Dr. Steven Brigham, who has spent most of his "career" in trouble, was charged by Maryland authorities with murdering viable fetuses at his Elkton, Md. clinic. An August 2010 raid there uncovered 35 late-term babies in jars in a freezers, some of them very close to being full-term. The raid was prompted by complaints from a 18-year-old woman who had been critically injured during an abortion performed by Brigham's associate, Dr. Nicola Riley of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Brigham skirted New Jersey law by starting late-term abortions at his Voorhees clinic and finishing them at the secret clinic he operated in Maryland. New Jersey was the only state where he still had a valid medical license, having had his others revoked in New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida. When New York revoked his license in 1994, it called him "under trained" and with "submarginal abilities."
Incredibly, Brigham was never licensed in Maryland, claiming that state law permitted to him practice as a consultant to another physician - in this case, an 88-year-old disabled doctor hired by Brigham. Maryland rejected his contention.
In 1996 New Jersey tried to revoke his license, only for an administrative judge to reinstate it. It was subsequently suspended in 2010, when the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners called him " a clear and imminent danger to the public health."
How many more monsters like Brigham and Gosnell are out there?