About 20 pro-life advocates turned out to Cannon Park at noon Tuesday to protest an agreement between the Medical University of South Carolina and an off-site clinic that performs abortions.

State Sens. Lee Bright, R-Roebuck, and Larry Grooms, R-Charleston, also attended the rally.

Bright is challenging U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., for his Senate seat in the Republican primary next June.

MUSC leaders assured the protest organizers this fall that state funds are not being used to pay doctors that perform elective abortions at the private West Ashley clinic.