Illinois

Illinois has a mixed-choice legislature. The state has an unconstitutional and unenforceable ban that outlaws abortion procedures as early as 12 weeks. For later abortions, Illinois has imposed a Constitutional limit, permitting procedures in cases of endangerment to the life and/or health (physical or mental) of the woman. A later abortion must also be attended by a second physician. Violation of abortion laws may result in a fine of up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment for 3 to 7 years for (Class 2 felony); if the fetus is claimed to have been viable with or without support and the provider does not do all he/she could to save the fetus, the provider would be charged with a Class 3 felony. Illinois also subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals via Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws.

Restrictions: 
Constitutionally limits abortion by gestational age after viability
Prohibits later abortion except to preserve a woman's life or health (physical or mental)
Requires second physician in attendance to treat a fetus if it is born alive

Illinois

Enacted legislation:

Illinois has a mixed-choice legislature. The state has an unconstitutional and unenforceable ban that outlaws abortion procedures as early as 12 weeks. For later abortions, Illinois has imposed a Constitutional limit, permitting procedures in cases of endangerment to the life and/or health (physical or mental) of the woman. A later abortion must also be attended by a second physician. Violation of abortion laws may result in a fine of up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment for 3 to 7 years for (Class 2 felony); if the fetus is claimed to have been viable with or without support and the provider does not do all he/she could to save the fetus, the provider would be charged with a Class 3 felony. Illinois also subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals via Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws.

Pending legislation:

In February 2017, Illinois Representative Jerry Costello introduced legislation that would ban abortions after 20 weeks dating from a woman’s last menstrual period. The bill contains narrow life and health exceptions and does not contain exceptions for mental health or pregnancies that result from rape or incest. For the latest bill status, click here

Restrictions: Constitutionally limits abortion by gestational age after viability | Prohibits later abortion except to preserve a woman's life or health (physical or mental) | Requires second physician in attendance to treat a fetus if it is born alive

Legislative news

Sep 2, 2015:

In February 2015, Illinois Representative Terri Bryant introduced an unconstitutional 20 week ban on abortion. The bill would ban all...