Common Questions and Myths

Read about common questions and myths such as:

If I have an abortion, will I be able to get pregnant again?

Does abortion cause an increased risk of breast cancer?

Is there a post-abortion syndrome?

Making an Informed Choice

We want you to be able to make an informed decision, no matter what option you may choose. The information in these pages can help you think through your options.

Abortion: ending your pregnancy.
Adoption: giving someone else the legal right and responsibility to raise your child.
Parenthood: carrying the pregnancy to term and raising your child.

Need Help?

For information and financial assistance, call the NAF hotline:

1-800-772-9100

For clinic referrals only (no funding):

1-800-257-0012

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NAF’s 2016 Clinical Policy Guidelines (CPGs) Now Available

First published in 1996 and revised annually, the CPGs set the standards for quality abortion care in North America.

Read more and to download the 2016 Clinical Policy Guidelines »

Senate Approves Zika Funding Amendment with Harmful Hyde Language

Statement by Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on Zika Funding Amendment: Today, the Senate approved a Zika funding amendment, which unfortunately includes harmful language that will restrict women’s access [...]

Oklahoma Criminalizes Providing Abortion Care

Statement by Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today, the Oklahoma legislature passed a bill to effectively ban abortion care in the state by making it a felony to provide [...]

House Arms Committee votes to continue restricting access to health care for service women and their families

Statement by Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the failure of the House Armed Services Committee to pass the Speier-Veasey Amendment to the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act: Women [...]

Dramatic Increase in Threats, Violence Directly Correlates with Release of Misleading Videos

Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) released 2015 statistics on violence and disruption against abortion providers. The statistics reflect a dramatic increase in 2015 in hate speech and internet harassment, death threats, attempted murder, and [...]

NAF is perhaps best understood as kind of a ‘mini-AMA.’ Abortion is the only field in medicine to have one, or need one.
The New York Times Magazine

 

Abortion is an issue of the heart. Until one understands the heart of a woman, nothing else about abortion makes any sense at all.
Dr. George Tiller

 

I can honestly say that I don’t know how we would have gotten through the onslaught of those first days and weeks without the many different kinds of support and assistance that NAF provided us.
Marilyn Buckham, Director, Buffalo GYN Womenservices, speaking about the murder of Dr. Barnett Slepian

 

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Clinicians for Choice

Clinicians for Choice (CFC) is a membership organization representing pro-choice certified mid-wives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses working to increase access to comprehensive reproductive health care.

Whether members provide abortions, educate colleagues and the public about abortion care, or lend their voice in advocating for reproductive choice and the important contribution their professions can make, their role is vital to increasing access to comprehensive reproductive health care. Learn more about CFC »

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