As Other States Restrict Abortion Rights, Illinois Protects and Expands
The three different contraception methods Sharon and her boyfriend used had failed. Students with career plans, neither wanted to have a child.
In 1970, abortion was illegal in Illinois. Through an underground women’s group, she learned she could go to Mexico City to end her pregnancy.
“The first thing that they wanted to do is count the money,” she said. “There was nobody that asked me any questions about my medical history, nothing.”