With the fewest abortion providers in the U.S. and the highest number of restrictive policies enacted since it became legal, U.S. women’s access to…
n spite of being in an all-time low, abortions are still a highly demanded health service. According to a study by the American Journal of Public Health nearly one in four women in the U.S. will have an abortion by age 45. Here, three women share their stories.
While the state of Illinois is often called an abortion “oasis” in the Midwest because of easier access to abortions than neighboring states, there are 86 crisis pregnancy centers – known as CPCs - compared with 25 abortion clinics in Illinois. Champaign has two of those centers.
As some of its neighboring states have enacted laws restricting abortion access and more clinics have been closing their doors, Illinois is now more than ever an abortion “oasis” in the Midwest. Indeed, data from the Illinois Department of Public Health show that the percentage of women from out of state who seek abortions has more than doubled since 2010.