By Micaiah Bilger, education direction, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
New details have emerged confirming that a Philadelphia abortion facility is being shut down because of its ties to notorious abortionist Steven Brigham.
According to records from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, on Monday 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 of the Philadelphia center revealed that it 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.
Editor’s note. For more about Steven Brigham, see “Notorious abortionist may have opened abortion clinic in Pennsylvania even though state has barred him from doing so.”