ABORTION LAWS IN IL
Definition of Legal Abortion in the State of IL
If the fetus is not viable (able to survive outside the womb), and abortion is not needed to protect the mother’s health, an MD must confirm non-viability.
If the fetus is viable, the abortion must be confirmed by an MD as needed to protect the life and health of the mother. 1
IL Abortion Laws Regarding Minors
In Illinois, a minor’s parent or guardian must be informed of the minor’s intent to receive an abortion. The parent or guardian must sign a form stating that they have been informed, but they do not need to sign for the procedure itself. This must take place a minimum of 48 hours before the procedure. Exceptions to this law can be made in the cases of medical emergency, or abuse, assault, incest, or neglect . 2 3
Your Options Under the Abortion Laws
At all My Future Approved clinics, patients are given accurate information about abortion combined with compassionate, professional medical care. Our goal is to help you make an informed decision about your unplanned pregnancy. When you come to us for help, we offer options and not misinformation or judgement.
- US Legal. (n.d.). Illinois Abortion Laws – State Laws – Abortion. Retrieved May 26, 2015, from http://abortion.uslegal.com/state-laws/illinois-abortion-laws/ ↩
- Huffington Post. (2013, July 7). Illinois Abortion Notification Law Upheld By State Supreme Court. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/11/illinois-abortion-notific_0_n_3581506.html ↩
- Guttmacher Institute. (2015, May 1). State Policies in Brief: Parental Involvement in Minors’ Abortion. Retrieved from http://www.guttmacher.org/statecenter/spibs/spib_PIMA.pdf ↩