A coalition of pro-life organizations and individuals oppose a controversial late-term abortion plan.
Over 20,000 petitions are delivered to Meriter Hospital showing their adamant opposition to a proposal by Meriter, UW Hospital, and UW Medical Foundation to provide second-trimester abortions at Madison Surgery Center.
Barbara Lyons is Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life.
"Medical professionals and boards here in Madison have clearly lost their way when they propose healing some individuals and destroying the lives of others right in the same facility."
Dr. Michael Phillips signed a petition against the plan to allow midterm abortions on preborn babies up to their 22nd week.
"Physicians and hospitals have always been dedicated to healing the sick and saving lives. Pregnancy is not a disease and abortion is not healthcare."
Julaine Appling, CEO of Wisconsin Family Council, says the coalition of pro-lifers are determined to send a clear message indicating their disapproval of a plan that would kill innocent, pre-born babies.
"Such a plan will not happen on our watch without serious pushback and opposition against those groups who have secretly plotted against our unborn babies and against their sometimes unwitting mothers."
UW Hospital spokeswoman Lisa Brunette says they respect the opinions of those who oppose the plan.
The UW Hospital board plans to discuss the arrangement on Feb. 4.