With Roe overturned, Illinois — a Midwest refuge for abortion care — prepares for influx of patients from other states
An exam room at Planned Parenthood in Flossmoor in 2018.. - Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune/TNS

CHICAGO — Illinois’ role as a haven of abortion care in the Midwest was magnified Friday, when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a watershed decision that reversesnearly a half-century of federally protected reproductive freedoms. Roe was struck down when Supreme Court voted 6-3 on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, upholding the legality of a 2018 Mississippi law that banned abortion past 15 weeks gestation. A leaked draft opinion last month indicated a majority of justices were planning to overturn federal abortion rights. In the absence of Roe, the 1973 landmark case...