I want to remain anonymous for obvious reasons, but I just cannot speak highly enough of the Womens Aid Center.Ive never been pregnant or had an abortion until this year; Im 34 years old and Ive been sexually active since I was 18. I was incredibly distressed. On 3/31/2017, I was thankfully able to schedule a medication abortion here at the WAC for 4/7/2017 (just a week out from my call) after Planned Parenthood called me 2 hours before my appointment for the same procedure (meant to happen on 3/31) to cancel my appointment (since a provider was not available to administer the medication). I assume PP cancelled not just my appointment, but everyones time sensitive appointment for that afternoon; and there was no back up plan or back up clinic offered to me from Planned Parenthood. I was already 7.2 weeks pregnant at that point, and it was intensely distressing for me and my partner to have a wait another week to go through with the procedure. Also, since the medication abortion is not over in a few hours, I knew I needed a block of a few days to get through it and give myself appropriate time to recover, both physically and emotionally.When I called WAC, the nurse or practitioner who answered the phone was warm, friendly, full of information and reassurance -- VERY different than my interpersonal experience with PP and with other clinics I contacted in Chicago. She literally told me dont worry, well see you soon and well take care of you. Thats all I needed to hear in my situation; sometimes warm words count for so much. She also gave me WAY more info about the procedure than any other clinic did, was upfront about the costs, and was just a totally real and down to earth human being while doing it.I arrived at the clinic on the morning of 4/7 feeling incredibly anxious and nervous. It was very busy in the clinic; I guess Fridays tend to be busy there, but the nurses/practitioners (perhaps they are physicians assistants, I was not sure) handled everything and everyone with grace, humor, efficiency, and ease. I was very nervous to see the doctor, who is an older white man (I was honestly hoping for a strong, dynamic woman doctor who would represent the opposite of marginalization in every respect), but once I got 1:1 time with the doctor, he was anything but marginalizing. He was very warm and informative, and it was obvious that his work at WAC is a labor of first-do-no-harm/feminist love for him. I did everything he told me to do the way he told me to do it, and it went basically exactly the way he said it would.They agreed to see me earlier than the 3 weeks out for the follow-up because I was leaving the country two weeks from 4/7. Again, they were highly graceful, efficient, warm at the follow-up appointment, very reassuring about the fact that I was still bleeding, and invited me to call any time if I needed anything, or to come in any time if I felt the need to (and that it would be free for me to do so).I could not have asked for a better place to have gone through this intense situation. In the end, I was so glad PP cancelled my initial appointment because I am very confident that I received a much higher quality of care here than I would have anywhere else in Chicago. Please reach out to them if you are in this situation and in need of great care and support.