Brigham's license has been suspended or revoked in several states, but he has managed to continue operating more than a dozen clinics. The new allegations stunned even those familiar with his notorious reputation, who said they had never heard of a doctor initiating an abortion in one state, then finishing it in another.
"His record is the most egregious one I know of in the field," said Vicki Saporta, president of the National Abortion Federation, an association of abortion providers, which has been warning authorities about Brigham's practices since the mid-1990s.
"He operates in his own economic interests and not in the best interests of the women who seek his care," Saporta said.
A Planned Parenthood in Missouri has stopped performing abortions temporarily, apparently because of scheduling issues with their abortionist.
“It’s not that we are no longer providing abortions in Columbia,” said Peter Brownlie, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri. “We utilize physicians as they are available, and we happen to be at a point that the physicians in Columbia aren’t currently available due to scheduling issues.”
The temporary halt of abortion services in Columbia leaves St. Louis as the only city in Missouri where an abortion can be legally obtained. Brownlie acknowledged that that would inconvenience some women....
“We’re working with the doctors, and I’m hopeful we will (provide abortions) by the end of the month, if not sooner,” Brownlie said.
The University of Calgary won't undo a decision which found 8 students guilty of "non-academic misconduct" for displaying images of aborted children. The students aren't backing down.
"We were found guilty of nonacademic misconduct and were given a warning not to do it again," said the fourth-year student. "We plan on doing the display again."