Abortion resources

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ruling that established the right to an abortion, our librarians have compiled the resources listed below.

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Roe v. Wade Conversations

Roe v. Wade Conversations (catalog list compiled in May 2022)

Adult titles

Nonfiction

Fiction

Teen titles

Nonfiction

Fiction

Community organizing books 

Special Collections/Oak Park author connection

Though the word is not spoken, abortion is the theme of Ernest Hemingway’s short story “Hills Like White Elephants,” which originally appeared in the Paris literary magazine transition in August 1927 and was later collected in Men Without Women and The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway. 

Chicago-area public health, legal resources

Abortionfinder.org

With more than 700 health centers, AbortionFinder.org features the most comprehensive directory of trusted (and verified) abortion service providers in the United States.

American Civil Liberties Union (Illinois)

The ACLU works to ensure that every person can make the best decision for themselves and their family about whether and when to have a child without undue political interference.

Chicago Abortion Fund

The fund’s mission is to advance reproductive autonomy and justice for everyone by providing financial, logistical, and emotional support to people seeking abortion services and by building collective power and fostering partnerships for political and cultural change.

Digital Defense Fund Guide to Abortion Privacy

More about protecting yourself online. Information is organized into different security-related threats. You can jump to the ones that most concern you. Along with each scenario is a list of digital security tips to neutralize the threat.

Midwest Access Coalition

Midwest Access Coalition (MAC) envisions a world in which all people have access to safe, free, legal abortions wherever they live. As a practical abortion fund, MAC helps people traveling to, from, and within the Midwest access a safe abortion by assisting with travel coordination and costs, lodging, food, medicine, childcare, and emotional support.

Planned Parenthood (Austin)

Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With or without insurance, you can always come to us for your health care.

ReproAction Fake Clinic Database

Whether explicitly or implicitly, anti-abortion fake clinics oppose abortion, shame abortion care, or promote alternatives to abortion. The Anti-Abortion Fake Clinic Database is a collection of discoverable crisis pregnancy centers in the United States, independently researched and updated by ReproAction.

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