NEWARK — A Voorhees doctor accused of moving an abortion patient across state lines has agreed to stop practicing medicine in the state until the Board of Medical Examiners considers a move to suspend his license.

According to the board, Dr. Steven C. Brigham denies violating New Jersey statutes on the practice of medicine, but has voluntarily agreed to stop practicing so he can prepare his defense against the
board’s allegations. He agreed on Friday to stop practicing on Sept. 16.

The board will consider the attorney general’s application that Brigham’s license be suspended at its regular meeting on Oct. 13.

Authorities say Brigham started late-term abortions at his clinic on Alpha Avenue in Voorhees, where he wasn’t permitted to perform them, and finished them a day later in Maryland, where he has been ordered to stop practicing.