Medicine: Risky Abortions

Chicago clinics are exposed

She is in her early 20s, single and seeking her first abortion. Not knowing where to turn, it is very likely that she will consult the classified-ads section of a newspaper, where abortion counseling and clinic services are listed. If she lives in the Chicago area, she will probably be directed to a clinic in the city's Magnificent Mile area. There, nestled among the posh Michigan Avenue stores, she will find a luxurious office filled with glass-and-chrome modular furniture. A receptionist tells her that for $150 to $250, payable in advance in cash or by Medicaid or credit...

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