The University of Chicago has published a how-to guide on getting an abortion, complete with referrals to local abortion providers, links to financial assistance programs and statements that it’s one of the “safest” procedures in America today.
The guide also tacitly warns readers not to trust crisis pregnancy centers, citing an 8-year-old study commissioned by a top Democratic lawmaker that claims the vast majority of centers provide false or misleading information that could “lead to suicide and ‘post-abortion stress disorder.’”
While the university says it’s a guide for health and social service providers, it contains links to multiple abortion providers in Illinois.
Area pro-life groups are upset with the university’s decision to collaborate on such a project.
The abortion guide is full of “inaccurate information, hypocrisies, inadequately researched studies, and attempts to dissuade women from seeking all healthcare options available,” Emily Zender, executive director of Illinois Right to Life, said on the group’s website.