If you experience an unplanned pregnancy, you may consider the option of having an abortion. Abortion is legal in the U.S. and is one of medicine's safest procedures.
For nearly 90 years Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) has been Illinois' most trusted provider of reproductive health care. Our skilled health care professionals in the Chicago area and central Illinois work to ensure that each woman receives personal, sensitive and confidential care in a professional setting. All of our physicians are board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology or board certified in Family Medicine.
We're here to give you the medically-accurate information you need to decide what is best for you. If you are considering abortion a health care professional at Planned Parenthood will:
- Discuss all options concerning pregnancy
- Answer any questions you may have
- Explain abortion procedures and discuss possible risks
- Discuss birth control methods
Women who choose or are considering abortion may feel a range of emotions. We encourage you to talk to a trusted family member, partner, friend or mentor about your decision.
If you decide that abortion is the best choice for you PPIL has several options. We offer surgical abortion services (in-clinic abortion) and/or medication abortion services (abortion pill) at five locations in the Chicago area and central Illinois. PPIL provides in-clinic abortion services up to 19 weeks and 6 days gestation and offers medication abortion, also known as the abortion pill, up to 10 weeks gestation.
Surgical in-clinic abortions are offered in the Chicago area at the following locations:
The abortion pill is offered in the Chicago area and central Illinois at the following locations:
- Loop Health Center
- Near North Health Center
- Aurora Health Center
- Champaign Health Center
- Decatur Health Center (beginning November 20, 2014)
- Springfield Health Center
Parental consent for abortion is not required in the state of Illinois.No one will be given information about your visit without your written permission or unless required to by law.
For more information or to schedule an appointment in the Chicago area or central Illinois call 800-230-PLAN. A staff member will discuss abortion and all of your options with you and help you find the services you need.
Learn about Planned Parenthood's relationship with The Cradle, an adoption agency.