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Considering Abortion? : Abortion Questions Answered :
When Can I Get An Abortion

Am I Too Far Along For An Abortion?

Illinois law permits abortion at any point during pregnancy as long as the following conditions are met:

  • A physician determines that the procedure is needed to protect the life or health of the woman. [1] “Health” includes physical and emotional health. The doctor evaluates each situation individually.
  •  A second doctor is required to participate if the pregnancy is past viability. [2]
  • The physician also determines viability in each individual case. [3]

Illinois outpatient abortion clinics choose to offer abortion up to 18 to 24 weeks, depending on the individual clinic. About 95% of abortion procedures in America take place at 15 weeks or earlier.

To find out how far along you are, contact us about scheduling a free ultrasound.


[1] http://www.guttmacher.org/statecenter/spibs/spib_PLTA.pdf

[2] http://www.guttmacher.org/statecenter/spibs/spib_OAL.pdf

[3] http://www.guttmacher.org/statecenter/spibs/spib_OAL.pdf

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