As Catholics from the pro-life group Marian Blue Wave knelt in prayer before a New Jersey abortion clinic, the front door swung open and the late-term abortionist emerged and demanded to know who was paying them to constantly appear before the facility.
“They look at him kind of dumbfounded and they tell him they’re not being paid to be there, they are there of their own accord and they are praying that the place shuts down,” said Katie Brown, director of the Virginia-based Marian Blue Wave, a program of the American Life League (ALL). “He looks at these women and he’s like, ‘I don’t care who’s paying you or what, but I will personally pay each of you $100 to never come back to this abortion facility.’ Then he hastily turns around and goes back into the clinic.”
The stunning scene took place over the summer in front of American Women’s Services in Phillipsburg, a city in western New Jersey about 60 miles from New York City. The abortion mill was previously owned by notorious late-term abortionist Steven Chase Brigham, whom Operation Rescue once dubbed the “worst abortionist in America” after Kermit Gosnell. It is one of nine abortion clinics in New Jersey under the American Women’s Services banner.
After being stripped of his medical license in 2014, Brigham ostensibly transferred ownership of American Women’s Services to his medical director, Dr. Vikram H. Kaji, who was convicted by the New Jersey state medical board in 1993 for having “improper sexual contact” with a young girl at his clinic and giving improper breast and rectal exams to two women. The New Jersey attorney general’s office alleged that the sale to Kaji for $0 was a “sham” and in reality Brigham retained full control of the abortion clinics. In 2019, Kaji was declared incompetent to practice medicine and gave up his medical license. Kaji sold American Women’s Services to Dr. Richard Howard Blum for $1 in June 2019, according to sale documents obtained by Operation Rescue.
Brown said the Marian Blue Wave volunteers had been praying to learn the identity of the current late-term abortionist in Phillipsburg. Not long after, he appeared at the front door and made his cash offer; however, they did not learn his name.
“The fact that he offered to pay these women to leave the abortion facility proves not only that the power of prayer is definitely at work, but it’s affecting his business to the point that he had to come out himself and tell these women to get off the property or he would even pay them to get off the property,” Brown said in an interview with Catholic World Report. “It’s an incredible story. It’s the first time I’ve heard anything like that before.”
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