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Meet the Chicagoans Who Are Opening Their Homes to Abortion-Seekers

This means that many people seeking to terminate a pregnancy must travel, often to a large city like Chicago. Illinois also sits in the middle of a doughnut of restrictive Midwestern abortion laws. Iowa, Indiana and Wisconsin ban abortion after 20 weeks ...

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