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I Want to Get an Abortion

“I want to get an abortion.” We understand that statement probably doesn’t mean you WANT to get an abortion, but it means you’ve learned you’re pregnant, and this is not a time when you planned or want to have a baby. We understand if you’re saying, “I want to get an abortion,” you’re in a difficult situation. We hope you will allow us to help you through it.

At Avenue Women’s Center, we are here to help you with information you need as you determine your best, well-thought-out course of action, and we are here to walk with you through your experience. All our services are strictly confidential, and many are free. Please contact us by phone, text, email or chat.

As you identify your next steps, one of our trained and experienced Avenue Women’s Center client advocates can assist you in exploring these questions:

  • Am I absolutely certain that I am pregnant?
  • How far along am I in the pregnancy?
  • What kind of abortion should I seek? Surgical or a medication abortion?
  • What happens with each type of abortion? Is one preferable to the other?
  • How do I know which one I am eligible for?
  • Are there other questions I should ask that I haven’t thought of yet?

For over 35 years, Avenue Women’s Center has served women in Chicagoland who are facing an unintended pregnancy. We have offices in five locations to serve you: Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn / Lombard, Naperville, West Chicago, and Wood Dale, Illinois. One of our clients said this about Avenue Women’s Center: “I’m so glad I came here, my friend was trying to get me to go to Planned Parenthood, but for whatever reason I didn’t feel comfortable doing that. I feel comfortable here.”

“I want to get an abortion” is a hard place to be. We don’t want you to be there alone. You deserve to be comfortable, supported, and excellently cared for. We hope to provide that care as you process through your unique questions about abortion. We hope you will call today.

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.