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How Chicagoans are responding to Roe v. Wade being overturned

And what you can do to help.

Emma Krupp
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Emma Krupp

On Friday, June 24, the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that’s enshrined the constitutional right to abortion for nearly half a century. Here in Illinois, we have legal provisions in place that protect the right to abortion, but for 26 U.S. states—including neighbors like Indiana, Missouri and more—those rights are likely to disappear or become highly restricted. In the meantime, Gov. J.B. Pritzker has called a special legislative session to further bolster Illinois’ reproductive health protections.

As local activists and health care providers continue to prepare for an influx of people seeking abortions in Illinois, there are ways you can take action, including rallies, fundraisers and abortion funds that could use your donations. We’ll continue to update this list as new information arrives—if you know of more opportunities, get in touch

Rallies and events to attend

Chicago for Abortion Rights 

Friday, June 24 at 5:30pm
Federal Plaza, 219 S Dearborn

Lake County Pro-Choice Vigil

Friday, June 24 at 7:30pm
Port Clinton Square, 600 Central Ave, Highland Park, IL

Organizations you can donate to

Consider donating to groups that help fund abortions for people who need them (both in Illinois and throughout the rest of the country) as well as reproductive health care providers: 

You can find an abortion fund or clinic in your state via

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