Reset Special Saturday Edition: What the end of Roe means for abortion access in Illinois

Thousands took to the streets in downtown Chicago Friday night to protest the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Special Saturday Edition: What the end of Roe means for Illinois abortion providers
Jacqueline von Edelberg holds a sign with other abortion rights demonstrators Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Chicago. Demonstrators are rallying from coast to coast in the face of an anticipated Supreme Court decision that could overturn women’s right to an abortion. Matt Marton / Associated Press
Special Saturday Edition: What the end of Roe means for Illinois abortion providers
Jacqueline von Edelberg holds a sign with other abortion rights demonstrators Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Chicago. Demonstrators are rallying from coast to coast in the face of an anticipated Supreme Court decision that could overturn women’s right to an abortion. Matt Marton / Associated Press

Reset Special Saturday Edition: What the end of Roe means for abortion access in Illinois

Thousands took to the streets in downtown Chicago Friday night to protest the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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Following the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade, Illinois and Chicago leaders have promised to keep Illinois a safe haven for people seeking abortion. Trigger laws have already gone into effect in neighboring states, including Kentucky and Missouri.

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discusses what the fall of Roe will mean for the Chicago region and for providers who work near the border.

GUESTS: Dr. Erin King, executive director at Hope Clinic for Women

Dr. Amy Whitaker, chief medical officer for Planned Parenthood of Illinois

Christy Uchida, volunteer host at Midwest Access Coalition

Jarren Stroter, community educator in South Shore