Abortion doctor denies complaints against him

September 28, 2010|By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun

A New Jersey doctor accused of crossing into Maryland to perform late-term abortions denied many of the allegations against him Tuesday and asked that a complaint against him be dismissed.

The complaint by the New Jersey Attorney General's office this month called Dr. Steven C. Brigham negligent in his care of several patients, some of whose abortions were begun in New Jersey and finished in Maryland. One woman required emergency surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, according to the complaint.

Brigham is not permitted to perform abortions after 14 weeks in New Jersey, and he's not licensed to practice medicine in Maryland. Maryland had sent a letter asking him to stop practicing in the state.

The doctor acknowledged some of the findings in a line-by-line response, but denied most of the wrongdoing.

The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners will hold a hearing Oct. 13 to consider whether to revoke the doctor's license.

meredith.cohn@baltsun.com

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