In Illinois, abortion is banned at fetal viability, which is usually around 24-26 weeks. If you are in your second trimester of pregnancy, you have three options: adoption, parenting, or surgical abortion. There are abortion exceptions if the pregnancy threatens the patient’s life or health.

What Are All of My Pregnancy Options?

You may feel panic or a sense of urgency in your second trimester, between 13 and 26 weeks. These feelings are understandable! However, it is crucial to thoroughly research and evaluate each available option so you can confidently choose what is right for you.

If you’re interested in chemical abortion, these are only FDA-approved through ten weeks gestation. A surgical procedure is the only abortion method available in the second trimester. Surgical abortions require an in-person visit to a clinic.

Suppose you’re unsure which procedure you qualify for based on gestational age. In that case, we can provide a free, confidential ultrasound to give details such as gestational age, location, and pregnancy viability.

Up to 26% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage, which does not use an elective abortion for treatment.

The other two options are parenting and adoption. We can help connect you with resources, local organizations, or adoption agencies if you’re interested in either of those.

We realize your pregnancy decision is personal, so we offer a nonjudgmental environment where you can learn more about your options.

How Much Do These Options Cost?

For abortion, there are varying factors, such as whether or not you have insurance coverage, the pregnancy’s gestational age, and additional factors, such as follow-up medication or exams. In 2022, the average surgical abortion cost up to $2000. This cost does not include any medicines or follow-up appointments.

For parenting, these costs also differ by insurance coverage. If your income is below a certain threshold, Illinois Medicaid will cover prenatal medical care and healthcare costs up to 12 months after birth.

Coverage includes “outpatient healthcare and inpatient hospital care, including labor and delivery, primary and specialty care, and prescription drugs.”

In Illinois, adoptive parents may pay for reasonable living costs and healthcare of the biological parents, depending on the situation.

Schedule a Free Appointment

You are not alone! An unplanned pregnancy can be understandably overwhelming, and we are here to help you navigate this journey by providing medically accurate information and resources, such as free and confidential pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, and options consultations.

Contact us today to schedule a free and confidential appointment in the Freeport and Rockford areas (Loves Park).