Abortion

Chicago-based coverage on the local and national movement for reproductive rights following the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, which overturned Roe v. Wade.

In the wake of the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling that frozen embryos are children, Republicans in Congress should work on a bill with U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a proponent of federal legal protections for IVF treatments.
You cannot help but sense that she feels an urgency in her bones to help women in a way that no man could, Ben Jealous writes.
The National Institute for Reproductive Health analyzed the “reproductive freedom” of the 50 largest cities in the U.S. Chicago and New York ranked the highest.
The city has denied a group’s permit to hold a demonstration at Jane M. Byrne Plaza during the Democratic National Convention in August. A judge this week will decide whether an alternate route is acceptable.
Extremists want to control women’s bodies, but the way to fight back for reproductive rights is at the ballot box, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky writes.
Our reproductive rights bubble here in Illinois could become even more strained for resources due to anti-abortion laws elsewhere.
Nearly 17,000 patients came to Illinois from other states to receive abortions since 2022, according to the Department of Public Health’s annual abortion statistics report.
The Democratic Party has failed to protect abortion and LGBTQ+ rights, the advocates claim.
Kate Cox had to flee the state to secure a legal abortion that could possibly save her life. These situations will continue as long as it’s politicians, “activists” and judges making the calls instead of women and their doctors.
Ald. Bill Conway moved to ban bullhorns, speakers from streets around Family Planning Associates, 659 W. Washington Blvd., after ‘increasingly aggressive’ protests during which activists would ‘harass’ and stop women.
It’s especially difficult to “soften” messaging when Republicans have been suggesting barbaric, regressive and punitive ideas like jailing — and even killing! — women who have abortions.
Think Big America’s contribution of $25,000 each to four state Senate Democratic candidates in Virginia, and an additional $150,000 to the state’s Democratic Party, comes ahead of a pivotal Nov. 7 election that may reshape abortion restrictions there.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker has created Think Big America, a tax-exempt nonprofit that will spend money and resources to protect and expand abortion rights throughout the country.
Maison Des Champs, 24, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor counts of reckless conduct and criminal trespass to land.
The Clinton Global Initiative panel, called “Women’s Rights are Human Rights: How to Provide Abortion Care in a Post-Dobbs World,” also includes Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, former White House press secretary Jen Psaki and model and philanthropist Karlie Kloss, among others.
Illinois experienced a 70% increase in abortions this year, the Guttmacher Institute found. Money, volunteers and other support for abortion providers is critical.
A federal appeals panel upholds a lower-court ruling banning mail-order delivery of mifepristone and allows its use only through the seventh week of pregnancy. The ruling won’t take effect until the high court weighs in.
Has anybody told Republicans that their anti-abortion measures are unpopular and failing all over the country, even in red states like Ohio?
The measure would have required a 60% supermajority to pass future constitutional amendments. This vote sets up a fall battle over abortion rights in the GOP-leaning state.
The ruling is the first to undercut Texas’ law since it took effect in 2022 and delivers a major victory to abortion rights supporters, who see the case as a potential blueprint to weaken restrictions elsewhere.
The law, signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker last week, bans the use of misinformation to interfere with abortion or emergency contraception access and imposes fines up to $50,000.
The state’s ban will eliminate the licenses for all seven abortion clinics in the state and ban most abortions, even in the earliest stages of a pregnancy.
Since Roe v. Wade was overturned, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Democrat-led Illinois General Assembly have expanded abortion rights in Illinois. Another expansion announced Monday creates a family planning program for people who are otherwise not eligible under Medicaid.
Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Chicago came as she continues a monthlong series of events to galvanize key Democratic groups, including Hispanic and Black voters.