Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation December 2, 2013
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In This Issue
‘Women’s Health’ Bill Dangerous for Women, Babies
Remember the Babies on Giving Tuesday
Supreme Court to Hear PA Case Challenging HHS Mandate
Deconstructing the ‘Every Child a Wanted Child’ Argument
Families Feel Pressure to Abort ‘Imperfect’ Babies
Video Shows Newborn Twins Cuddling as if Still in Womb
Single Mom Shares Struggles, Joys of Choosing Life
Quick Facts about Assisted Suicide
Encourage Students to Enter Our Pro-Life Contests
Save the Date for the National March for Life
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State Closes Philly Abortion Center
Facility had connections to notorious
abortionist Steven Brigham
By Micaiah Bilger, Education Director
New details have emerged confirming that a Philadelphia abortion facility was shut down because of its ties to notorious abortionist Steven Brigham.
According to records from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the state closed the Integrity Family Health abortion facility at 9622 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia, effective November 29, 2013.
The state found evidence that the facility failed to report affiliations with Brigham when it completed the official Abortion Facility Registration form. Had these affiliations been disclosed, the Department of Health would not have approved the opening of the facility.
Brigham lost his license to practice medicine in Pennsylvania, and he is not allowed to own or be involved with any abortion facilities in the Commonwealth.
The state investigation revealed that the Philadelphia center was giving patients the hotline for American Women’s Services, a chain of abortion centers owned by Brigham in New Jersey and Maryland.
The state also found a connection between Integrity’s abortionist, Eric Yahav, and Brigham’s Voorhees, N.J., abortion center.
According to the PA Department of Health, "Integrity failed to disclose Dr. Yahav’s affiliation and/or business relationship with Brigham and/or American Women’s Services in its Abortion Control Act Registration Form."
Further, this "is grounds for revocation of Department approval for Integrity to operate an abortion facility …" according to the Department.
Michael Ciccocioppo, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, said, "We commend Governor Corbett and his staff for taking this matter so seriously and investigating it so thoroughly. Even though officials say Brigham was not personally performing abortions at the facility, this action is good news for women and their preborn babies across the Commonwealth."