The following is a guest post by Joseph Hall.
Two Abortion Doctors Facing Multiple Murder Charges in Maryland Cases
Fox News has reported that two doctors who traveled to Maryland to perform late term abortions have been indicted by a grand jury following a 16 month investigation.
In the article, “Two Abortion Doctors Charged With Murder, Authorities Say,” (Fox News (2012) many troubling facts were revealed.
“An 18-year-old woman who was 21 weeks pregnant suffered a ruptured uterus and an injured bowel, according to documents filed in a previous investigation by medical regulators. Rather than call 911, Riley drove her to a nearby hospital, where both she and Brigham were uncooperative and Brigham refused to give his name, documents show.
A search of the clinic after the botched abortion revealed a freezer containing 35 late-term fetuses, including one believed to have been aborted at 36 weeks, the documents show.
Brigham, 55, is charged with five counts of first-degree murder, five counts of second-degree murder and one count of conspiracy. Riley, 46, faces one count each of first- and second-degree murder and one conspiracy count.
The charges relate to the botched procedure as well as other abortions performed at the Elkton clinic or fetuses found there, authorities said.
This case is likely to bring renewed scrutiny to the abortion issue. While this is not the first case involving an apparent abortion mill practices, this is probably the first time the abortion doctors are being charged with murder.
With a pro-choice president running for reelection, this situation may prove to be a negative reflection upon his strong support for abortion. The abortion issue is once again moving to the front, and may well also impact the GOP debate in 2012!
See ABC News Video: “Perry’s Abortion ‘Transformation’
Contact information: Joseph Hall, Daymar Institute, Health Care & General Education