NJ doctor accused in abortion case faces hearing
TRENTON, N.J. - October 12, 2010 -- New Jersey's Board of Medical Examiners is set to consider Wednesday whether to revoke the license of a doctor accused of leading patients to Maryland for late-term abortions.
Garden State Attorney General Paula Dow has accused Dr. Steven Brigham of skirting New Jersey law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions outside a hospital or other licensed facility after the 14th week of pregnancy.
Dow wants regulators to revoke Brigham's license for a "grossly negligent and dangerous pattern of practice."
But The Statehouse bureau of The Star-Ledger of Newark and The Record newspaper reports the board cleared Brigham 16 years ago of conducting the two-state procedure.
Brigham's attorneys accused the attorney general's office of engaging in a pattern of "harassment."
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