Aug. 26 took on a double meaning this year as not just the 102nd anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment guaranteeing a woman’s right to vote, but also a day to call attention to the health care limitations since the Supreme Court overturned the nationwide right to a[Read More…]
Tag: Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood in Flossmoor has seen an increase in of out-of-state patients seeking abortions since Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that guaranteed a constitutional right to an abortion, was overturned on June 24. Previously, Flossmoor Planned Parenthood had “around 6% of its patients traveling from another state,”[Read More…]
On Friday, June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that asserted that abortion was a protected right. Within hours, a rally was held on Martin Square in downtown Homewood, sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Illinois. Organizer Addie Zwick said the rally was an opportunity[Read More…]
If the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, Roe v. Wade is overturned, as was indicated in a recently leaked draft of the pending Supreme Court decision, “trigger laws” in 26 states – including all five that border Illinois – will go into effect immediately, banning abortion. Illinois state law[Read More…]
In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) is taking steps to protect its patients and staff. Beginning Monday, March 23, all PPIL services will be temporarily consolidated to six health centers. The Flossmoor facility at 19831 Governors Highway will remain open. PPIL will also have[Read More…]
In light of the abortion restriction laws being passed in a number of states, Flossmoor had opened a pregnancy care center with only pro-life options called Aid for Women. “Aid for Women is what Jimenez calls a life-affirming pregnancy center, one that does not perform abortions.” (HF Chronicle, 2019) This[Read More…]
I take issue with the article in the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle titled, “Pregnancy care center opens in Flossmoor to provide pro-life options” specifically because AID for Women has a reputation of shaming women and telling them inaccurate information about their care. These places, commonly known as “crisis pregnancy centers” (CPCs) are[Read More…]
A pro-life faith-based women’s pregnancy care center has opened just down the road from Planned Parenthood’s Flossmoor location. Aid for Women, a nonprofit agency based in Deerfield, Ill., opened a new location at 3347 Vollmer Road in January.
Pro-life activists lined a portion of Governors Highway in Flossmoor on Saturday morning to protest the new Planned Parenthood facility, which opened in January.
You have to get buzzed in through the locked door of the new Planned Parenthood Flossmoor health center in order to enter. However, that’s about the only noticeable distinction between it and any other medical office. Patients check in at the registration desk and then take a seat in the[Read More…]