With the changes to legislation on both a federal and state level, it’s important to know what the abortion laws are in your state. What are your abortion options? Can you still get an abortion in Illinois?
Have Abortion Laws Changed In Illinois?
In June 2022, the Supreme Court reversed the federal abortion ruling and declared each state has the power to decide on the abortion issue independently.
As a result, many states currently have restricted abortion laws in place.
What are the Restrictions on Abortion in Illinois?
Currently, Illinois has the following abortion restrictions according to the Illinois General Assembly:
- Illegal after viability unless there is a health risk to the patient
- Illegal to terminate a pregnancy based solely on the gender of the fetus
What is Important to Consider Before an Abortion?
An ultrasound is essential to learn how far along you are (the gestational age), if the pregnancy is viable (if it’s likely to continue on its own), and the pregnancy’s location.
The Mayo Clinic states the following as potential risks of medical abortion:
- Possibility of an incomplete abortion
- Excessive blood loss
- GI upset
What Are My Options?
Reach out to us today to let us answer any concerns or questions you may have. We want you to understand your options.
We believe in providing you with all the information so that you feel empowered with the knowledge to make an informed decision. We want what is best for you and your specific needs.
The information provided here is general in nature. It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention. Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.