With dozens of abortion clinics in the city of Chicago, Aid for Women’s pregnancy help centers are on the front line of the abortion battle. Aid for Women provides a safe refuge from abortion providers for thousands of women who are facing unexpected pregnancies. These women contact our 24-hour pregnancy helpline and visit our centers every day:
“How much does an abortion cost?”
“ Do you offer the abortion pill?
“My parents will kick me out of the house if I have this baby.”
“My boyfriend is pressuring me to have an abortion.”
“I’m pregnant and living in a homeless shelter.”
“I can’t afford to have a baby.”
“I don’t have health insurance.”
“I can’t finish college if I have this baby.”
“I’m already overwhelmed with the children I have.”
“My husband left me, and I am all alone.”
The women who come to Aid for Women for help are the inner-city teenager, the college-educated woman in her thirties and every woman in-between. The road that leads them to Aid for Women is a difficult one, and they definitely face a tough journey ahead. These young abortion-vulnerable women live in a society that has failed to protect them and the life in their wombs.
Over 57-million unborn babies have been victims of abortion in the United States since its legalization in 1973 — that’s 1.3-million babies each year or 3,600 babies each day killed by abortion in the United States.
In Cook County, Illinois, 1 out of 4 pregnancies ends in abortion. In 2014, 21,511 babies were victims of abortion — that’s 59 abortions each day or one baby aborted every 24 minutes in Cook County. (Sources: “Abortion Statistics: United States Data and Trends”, National Right to Life Committee; Illinois Department of Public Health)
Founded in 1978 on the faith and teachings of the Catholic Church, Aid for Women helps thousands of women each year in the Chicago metropolitan area who find themselves facing unexpected and difficult pregnancies. Each woman is provided with the emotional, practical and spiritual support she needs to choose life for her unborn baby and to provide a better future for her and her children.
Our life-affirming services are offered free-of-charge.