The state of Illinois requires adult family member notification when a minor is requesting an abortion. This means that Hope Clinic for Women must notify a parent, grandparent, legal guardian, or a step parent that you live with. They do not have to give their permission for the abortion, but they must be informed BEFORE your appointment.
We want teens and their parents to feel fully supported when an unexpected pregnancy happens. We know this can be a difficult time and it can be hard to talk about abortion. Our experienced counselors can assist you with these challenging conversations.
Our outstanding staff gives compassionate and gentle care to young women.
Right By You, a text line for young people in Missouri that offers information about how to access abortion care, prenatal care and birth care, and finding support for parenting or placing a child for adoption. The text line also answers questions about pregnancy prevention and navigating pregnancy scares. Trained volunteers answer young people’s questions with compassion and validation. The text line responds to texts live during limited weekday hours, and young people can text any time and will receive a response during the next live shift. Text 855-458-0866 and visit rightbyyou.org