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Abortion Information and Resources

If you are pregnant, you may be interested in understanding the numerous options available to you. Abortions are essential health care that people seek for many reasons, all of which are completely valid and should be respected. You have the right to exercise bodily autonomy and should feel empowered to choose whatever feels right to you. Even if you are secure in your decision to get an abortion, you may have some questions about what the process is like, the cost, and where you can get one. Through our Sexual Health consults, CARE offers Abortion Mapping which can assist you in answering these questions and any others that may arise. This page also contains information and links to additional resources that may be helpful to you.  

For more information on abortion, please visit Planned Parenthood here.

Types of Abortions

There are two types of abortion: in-clinic (surgical) abortion and the abortion pill. In-clinic abortion is a medical procedure that ends a pregnancy through either suction abortion (also called vacuum aspiration) or Dilation and Evacuation (D&E). People up to 14 to 16 weeks pregnant can have an aspiration abortion, while D&E abortions are typically performed at 14 to 16 weeks or after. The second abortion type is the abortion pill, which is also very safe. This process involves taking medication either in a clinic or managed at home to terminate pregnancy. This method can be used up to 10 to 11 weeks to end a pregnancy.  

Illinois Abortion Law 

Despite the 2022 overturn of Roe v Wade abortion remains legal in Illinois for both teens and adults. You have the right to keep your abortion confidential. Additionally, minors are no longer required to have parental notification before an abortion. To see the abortion laws in other states, visit here

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