The Madison Surgery Center board of directors today gave unanimous, final approval for a second-trimester abortion practice at their 1 South Park Street facility. Both healthy and disabled babies 19 through 22 weeks old will be “terminated” by dilation and extraction (D&E), the standard abortion method used after 13 weeks whereby the cervix is dilated and the unborn child is dismembered with plier-like forceps. Force is needed to pull the baby apart.
The Madison Surgery Center is a joint venture of UW Hospital and Clinics, the UW Medical Foundation, and Meriter Hospital.
Peggy Hamill, Pro-Life Wisconsin’s state director, said, “Killing babies does not solve problems. Killing a baby is not the answer when that baby is faced with a life-threatening or even fatal condition. Killing a baby is not the answer when a pregnant mother is faced with a serious health problem. Killing babies should not be the final solution we have to offer.
“When we kill babies, it is a failure of our health care system and a failure of our intellects. When we kill babies it is a sign that consciences are dead. When consciences are dead, there is no limit to what we will not do.
“Not only will the UW and Meriter be engaged in killing almost viable and viable pre-born babies, they will now be training medical students in this grisly practice and exporting them to cities and towns throughout the country. When medical schools teach students how to kill, it is a failure of academia.
“The body parts of babies killed at the Madison Surgery Center will likely be used for UW research projects. This practice was condemned after the Holocaust. Using the bodies of innocent human beings for experimentation is a failure of science.
“Shame on the UW and shame on Meriter Hospital for this barbaric vote. You have failed to protect children and you have failed to support women.”
Contact : Peggy Hamill, State Director, (262) 796-1111, Cell (414) 416-0489
Or Virginia Zignego, Communications Director, (262) 796-1111, Cell (262) 370-3993