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Illinois Is Poised to Be Lone Midwest Refuge for Abortion

  • Supreme Court’s opinion may trigger bans in bordering states
  • Officials expect rising demand to soar from out-of-state women
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U.S. Supreme Court Poised to Reject Abortion Rights: Politico
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Illinois, the only state that’s codified legal abortions in the U.S. heartland even if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, is girding for a surge in the number of women coming from other states for abortions.

The sixth-largest U.S. state already has seen an increase in demand given a slew of abortion restrictions enacted over the last decade in neighboring states. When the court releases its final decision, bans -- except in extreme cases such as rape, incest or risk to the mother’s life -- could be triggered around the Midwest, potentially turning the Land of Lincoln into an island of abortion rights.