If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, you may be wondering what your abortion options are in Illinois, especially after the overturning of Roe v. Wade

Abortion is still legal in the state of Illinois, but read this article for the impact of Roe v. Wade and to learn about important steps to take before getting an abortion.

What Does it Mean that Roe was Overturned?

Abortion was ruled a federally-protected right in 1973 when the Supreme Court handed down the Roe v. Wade decision.

In 2022, the Supreme Court revisited this decision in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health and found that the original argument of Roe v. Wade could not be supported. By striking down Roe, the right to an abortion is no longer federally protected.

This means that abortion access must be regulated and/or protected by the individual states.

What are the Current Abortion Laws in Illinois? 

Some states had “trigger bans” ready to go in the event that Roe v. Wade was ever overturned. Some of these trigger laws banned abortion altogether; however, Illinois had abortion access already codified in its state law.

In the state of Illinois, abortions are legal essentially through all nine months of pregnancy. 

What Should I do if I am Considering an Abortion?

If you are considering an abortion, it’s important to take the important step of getting an ultrasound, which can be valuable in many ways as you determine the best option for your pregnancy. 

Ultrasounds can give you the gestational age of your pregnancy, alert you to whether or not the pregnancy is ectopic, and reveal if the pregnancy is still viable

We offer no-cost ultrasounds at our clinic and consultations where you can learn about and navigate your options in a pressure-free environment. 

Contact us today!