Local/State

NJ doctor accused in abortion case faces hearing

Tuesday, 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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Information from: The (Newark) Star-Ledger and The (Woodland Park) Record, http://www.nj.com/starledger and www.northjersey.com

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