NAF believes in every woman’s ability to make informed decisions about her reproductive health. Our resources and network help women think through their options whether it be abortion, adoption or parenthood.Learn More
In a climate where misinformation about abortion is widespread, NAF’s publications provide medically accurate and unbiased information on surgical and medical abortion and quality assurance in abortion care. NAF’s medical conferences serve as a venue for presentation of the latest abortion-related research.Learn More
NAF’s educational resources provide health care professionals with critical information for the provision of high-quality abortion care. NAF’s program of accredited continuing medical education (CME) is the only one of its kind that is dedicated exclusively to abortion care.Learn More
Since the Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion in 1973, reproductive health clinics and health care providers across the United States and Canada have become the targets of violence by anti-abortion extremists. Read more about the comprehensive security measures reproductive health care providers have had to undertake.
Federal and state legislators, courts, and regulatory agencies can greatly impact women’s access to abortion care. Learn more about the latest issues in the ongoing fight to preserve abortion access.
Learn more about NAF’s international presence and programs that help to increase access to high quality abortion care by supporting in-country health care professionals with training and education resources. Live in Canada? Get information about abortion and resources in Canada.  Also available en español and en français
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NAF’s 2014 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.

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North Dakota Voters Reject Personhood Measure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
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North Dakota Voters Reject Personhood Measure

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF):

Today, North Dakota voters rejected Measure […]

Colorado Voters Reject Personhood Amendment

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF):

Today, Colorado voters rejected Amendment 67, which would have redefined “person” in the state criminal code and granted constitutional rights from the […]

International Day of Rural Women Reminds of Need for Abortion Access

Today has been designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Rural Women—a day to recognize the critical role and contributions of rural women throughout the world and to address the unique […]

Letter to the Editor: Abortion status quo not working

The Guardian published a letter to the editor I co-authored with Dr. Colleen MacQuarrie, about the current status of abortion care access in Prince Edward Island in New Brunswick, Canada:

P.E.I.’s current policy of forcing women to […]

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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