Illinois lifted its ban before Roe in 1973.  See 1973 Ill. Laws 692-695; see also People v. Frey, 54 Figs. 2d 28, 32, 294 N.E.2d 257, 259 (1973). In 2019, the Legislature also repealed the language of the Illinois law that expressed a desire to ban abortion if Roe was overthrown. 720 FIG. COMP. STAT. Ann. 510/1 repealed by pub. Act 100-0538, 2017 Ill. Legis.
Serv. P.A. 100-538 (codified in scattered sections of Ill. Comp. Stat.) Planned Parenthood offers a full range of abortion care options: clinical abortion and medical abortion. Both are safe, effective and legal in Illinois. In many states, abortions are banned after 6 weeks or are already banned – even before most people know they are pregnant. In some states, abortion has been or is completely banned or banned, except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the pregnant person. It depends on the state. It is important to continue to check what the current abortion laws are in your state. They can change quickly. This makes it difficult to ensure that all the information is accurate.
Check with local legal aid organizations to see what your state allows. Here`s a state legislature tracker that can help you. Please keep in mind that laws may change, so check your state`s laws before requesting an abortion. (a) Every individual has the fundamental right to make autonomous decisions concerning his or her own reproductive health, including the fundamental right to use or deny reproductive health care. (b) Every person who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to prosecute and give birth or to have an abortion and to take autonomous decisions on how to exercise this right. (c) A fertilized ova, embryo or foetus does not have independent rights under the law of that State. The Chicago Abortion Fund was founded in 1985 to help low-income people have an abortion.  In 1994, Mary Morten became Chair of the Board of Directors and recruited Toni Bond as CEO. Both women were African-American, which was unique at the time in Illinois` leading pro-choice organizations.  Parental consent to abortion is not required in the state of Illinois. No one will receive information about your visit without your written permission or unless required by law.
It is important that pregnant women understand all the pregnancy options available to them, including abortion. In Illinois, you don`t have to put up with waiting, watching an ultrasound, or participating in state-mandated informational texts or videos. PPIL offers clinic abortions up to 21 weeks and 6 days of pregnancy. An abortion can trigger many different feelings, including relief, hope, guilt, anger, and sadness. If you find that you have trouble coping with it after an abortion, talk to your doctor. You can also find support below: The Chicago Times published an undercover briefing on abortion in the city in 1888. A journalist managed to get a referral for an abortion with the head of the Chicago Medical Society.  Learn more about your abortion rights now that Roe has fallen, and how to access abortion for yourself and those you know.
If you are looking for an abortion, be sure to choose an abortion provider who accepts your insurance plan. In Illinois, Medicaid and all private insurance plans that cover pregnancy-related care must cover the cost of an abortion in the office. Some insurance plans only cover office services. Click here to find out what is covered by private insurance. Many states also restrict access to this drug. Others require a doctor to be there when the drug is taken. However, medical abortion may be an option for people who live in states that allow but may have difficulty traveling. Learn more about how to get the drug.
In the fall of 2021, the General Assembly passed a bill repealing the Law on Parental Notice of Abortion.  Governor Pritzker signed it into law on December 17, 2021. Therefore, as of June 1, 2022, Illinois does not require a minor to notify a parent or guardian to have an abortion.  Illinois passed a law in 1867 that made abortion and attempted abortion a criminal offense.   Around 1870, Illinois passed another law banning the sale of drugs that could cause induced abortions. The law is notable because it allowed an exception for “the written prescription of a well-known and respectable medical practitioner.”  Abortion in Illinois is legal. Abortion laws of the early 1800s in Illinois; The first criminal sanctions related to abortion were imposed in 1827, and abortion itself became illegal in 1867. As hospitals erected barriers in the 1950s, the number of therapeutic abortions declined. After roe v. Wade passed a series of abortion restrictions in Illinois in 1973, many of which were later lifted. Illinois updated its existing abortion laws in June 2019.  The state has seen a decline in the number of abortion clinics over the years, from 58 in 1982 to 47 in 1992 to 24 in 2014.
By law, health care providers with religious objections to abortion must provide their patients with information about other places where they have access to abortion. However, since 2010, the abortion landscape in the United States has become increasingly restrictive as more states pass laws hostile to abortion rights. As of January 1, 2011 and July 1, 2019, states have adopted 483 new abortion restrictions, which account for nearly 40 percent of all abortion restrictions adopted by states in the decades since Roe v. Wade. Some of the most common abortion restrictions at the state level include notification or parental consent requirements for minors, restrictions on public funding, mandatory counseling designed to discourage people from having an abortion, prescribed wait times before an abortion, and regulations that are unnecessary and too burdensome for abortion facilities. The situation of each pregnant person is different. Your medical history, personal preferences, and ability to access medical care may play a role in the type of abortion you have. Talk to a health care provider to determine what is the best abortion option for you. Are you worried about doing it yourself? You may be able to get free legal assistance. No state has banned people from going to another state for an abortion. If you live in a state that restricts access to abortion, you can travel to Illinois, where abortion remains legal, to receive comprehensive reproductive health services.
No. As of June 1, 2022, a person under the age of 18 does not need parental consent to have an abortion. Learn more about the Youth Health and Safety Act. If you decide that abortion is the right choice for you, you can make an appointment for your abortion or a consultation to discuss your options with our healthcare professionals. Please note that some telemedicine abortion providers do not provide services to pregnant women and people under the age of 18. You have the right to confidentiality in access to abortion. Who you talk about exercising your rights is up to you. Following the passage of abortion bans in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi in early 2019, the Pro-Life Action League saw an increase in donations and people asking to volunteer to help the organization.  • In 2017, 42,080 abortions were performed in Illinois, although not all abortions that took place in Illinois were made available to residents of the state: some patients may have traveled from other states, and some Illinois residents may have traveled to another state for an abortion. Between 2014 and 2017, the abortion rate in Illinois increased by 2 percent, from 16.3 to 16.6 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age.
Abortions in Illinois account for 4.9% of all abortions in the United States.  The U.S. Supreme Court recognized the constitutional right to abortion in Roe v. 1973. Wade and affirmed this right in subsequent decisions. In 1995, the 89th General Assembly passed the Abortion Parental Notice Act, a law to inform parents. The law required doctors to give 48 hours` notice to the parents, grandparents or guardians of a minor seeking an abortion.  However, the law has been enacted by the courts for more than two decades.  Illinois had the following restrictions on abortion on June 28, 2022: Please note: There are some organizations called crisis pregnancy centers that do not provide the full range of reproductive health services. These centres generally do not provide the standard of care for counselling. They do not offer abortions or referrals to abortion providers. Please note that information changes daily as new laws are passed and come into force.
You should regularly check information about your abortion rights. If you`re not sure about your state`s laws, you can get legal help. Some states may have a blanket ban on abortions, but allow it in certain situations, such as when the pregnancy was the result of sexual assault or incest. There may also be exceptions if the mother`s life is at risk or if carrying the pregnancy to term would result in a “significant impairment of key bodily functions.” This may be the case if carrying the pregnancy resulted in long-term or permanent disability.