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UW Board approves late-term abortions at clinic

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After hearing three hours of emotional comments on both sides, a University of Wisconsin Hospital board agreed to allow late-term abortions at a Madison outpatient clinic.

The vote was 11-3 Wednesday to provide abortions for women who are 19-22 weeks pregnant.

The University of Wisconsin and Meriter Hospital had proposed the idea after a Madison doctor who had performed such abortions retired in December.

No one else in the city does those procedures.

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