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Illinois's grade on choice-related laws:


Access Fact

92 percent of Illinois counties have no abortion clinic


Source: Guttmacher Institute

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Illinois Choice Action Team
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Political Info and Laws in Brief


  • Governor Bruce Rauner (R) is mixed-choice.


  • The Illinois House is mixed-choice.
  • The Illinois Senate is pro-choice.


Abortion Ban

Illinois has an unconstitutional and unenforceable criminal ban on abortion.
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Counseling Ban/Gag Rule

Illinois prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from counseling or referring women for abortion services.
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Insurance Prohibition for Abortion

Illinois restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

Illinois allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

Illinois law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental notice.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Illinois subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
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Emergency Contraception

Illinois law improves women's access to emergency contraception (EC).
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Guaranteed Access to Prescriptions

Illinois has a law that requires pharmacies to dispense women's birth control.
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Insurance Coverage for Contraception

Illinois law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Illinois provides low-income women access to abortion.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

Illinois provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
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State Constitutional Protection

Illinois' constitution provides greater protection for a woman's right to choose than the U.S. Constitution.
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Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Illinois restricts post-viability abortion.
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