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Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Illinois' post-viability restriction states that no abortion may be provided after viability unless necessary to preserve the woman's life or health.  The physician must use the available method most likely to preserve the life and health of the fetus, and a second physician must attend.  720 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 510/5 (Enacted 1975; Last Amended 1984), 510/6 (Enacted 1975; Last Amended 1985).

NARAL Pro-Choice America supports the legal framework established in Roe v. Wade and does not oppose restrictions on post-viability abortions, such as Illinois', that contain adequate exceptions to protect the woman's life and health.

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