June 2015

PEI takes first step, but more is needed

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015
CONTACT:
Alissa Manzoeillo
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Statement of Dawn Fowler, Canadian Director, National Abortion Federation:

Today, the Government of Prince Edward Island announced a new arrangement, which will enable Island women […]

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May 2015

New Oklahoma abortion law burdensome for women

The following letter-to-the-editor was published in The Daily Oklahoman on 5/15/15

 
New abortion law burdensome for women

Increasing the waiting period for women seeking abortion care from 24 to 72 hours clearly demonstrates that anti-choice politicians in […]

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Red River Women’s Clinic Receives Standard of Excellence Award

CONTACT:
Alissa Manzoeillo
202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell)
amanzoeillo@prochoice.org

 
Red River Women’s Clinic Receives Standard of Excellence Award
This year, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) awarded the George R. Tiller “Attitude is Everything” Standard of Excellence Award to Red […]

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Virginia AG Clarifies Application of Architectural Regs

Yesterday, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring reversed the legal advice of former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, and clarified that building and construction requirements apply to new construction and not existing abortion providers in the state.

We […]

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April 2015

H.B. 465: An Anti-Choice Bill Full of Contradictions

In North Carolina, anti-choice politicians have filed H.B. 465 which will not only extend the state’s waiting period to 72 hours and only allow OB-GYNs to provide abortion care, the bill will also prevent the […]

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March 2015

NAF’s President and CEO on AZ’s S.B. 1318: This is unacceptable and not how safe medical care of any kind is provided.

 
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
CONTACT:
Alissa Manzoeillo
202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell)
amanzoeillo@prochoice.org

 
Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, on Gov. Ducey’s signing Arizona’s S.B. 1318 into law:

Last night, Arizona Governor Ducey signed […]

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It’s not the same for every woman

My boyfriend and I love life. We’ve been together for almost 6 years. We have had some amazing times together and many memories. We’ve always been very careful when it came to making love but […]

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New Mexico Blocks 20-Week Ban, Parental Involvement Bills

A bit of good news: last week, after four hours of debate, the New Mexico Senate Public Affairs Committee blocked two extreme, politically-motivated anti-choice bills. The bills would have banned abortion care after 20 weeks […]

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Another Attempt To Close Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic

Early Monday morning, NAF member Jackson Women’s Health Organization was vandalized. In the early morning hours, a masked intruder trespassed onto the property where he cut power lines, damaged a generator the clinic is required […]

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NAF’s Vicki Saporta on the Sustainable Growth Rate Hyde provision

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
CONTACT:
Alissa Manzoeillo
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amanzoeillo@prochoice.org
Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, on the Sustainable Growth Rate Hyde provision:
 Abortion care restrictions do not belong in any […]

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NAF Mourns the Loss of Dr. Millie Hanson

We are sad to report the passing of longtime NAF member Dr. Mildred “Millie” Hanson. Millie was a founding member of NAF, a women’s health pioneer, and beloved colleague. She died late the night of […]

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Tell us why you #AppreciateProviders

March 10 is the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers. This day was set aside in 1996 to commemorate the 1993 assassination of Dr. David Gunn, the first provider murdered by an anti-abortion extremist.

Now […]

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I am forever grateful

To whom it may concern,

I’m sure you hear from women who tell you that they never thought they would find themselves in the situation they were in when faced with the choice of abortion. Now […]

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Busting Abortion Care Myths

There are many myths—about who chooses abortion care, about providers, etc– perpetuated by anti-choice proponents, but one of the most harmful lies they circulate is their misinformed belief that abortion care is not safe. They […]

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February 2015

NM House Committee Advances 20-Week Ban

Even though Albuquerque voters turned out in record numbers in 2013 to defeat a 20-week ban, anti-choice members in the New Mexico House have passed a similar ban out of committee.

H.B. 390 is a politically-motivated […]

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Admitting Privileges Case Could be Heard by Supreme Court

Last Wednesday, Mississippi asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a law aimed at closing the last remaining abortion clinic in the state. This politically-motivated and medically unnecessary law would force a physician providing abortion […]

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Criminalizing Physicians who Provide Abortion Care

This week, NAF member Dr. David Grimes published a great post on Huffington Post about how some new anti-abortion bills would criminalize physicians for providing safe medical care. As Grimes writes: “A physician sometimes winds […]

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NAF Members Targeted by Anti-Choice Campaign

This week starts an annual anti-choice campaign that will target a number of our members with increased protests and disruption for the next 40 days. Although the majority of our members deal with protesters throughout […]

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January 2015

House Passes H.R. 7 on Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

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Thursday, January 22, 2015
CONTACT:
Alissa Manzoeillo
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amanzoeillo@prochoice.org

House Passes H.R. 7 on Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

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

The passage of H.R. 7 […]

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December 2014

Groups Urge Obama to Eliminate Abortion Funding Restrictions from Budget

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Friday, December 5, 2014
CONTACT:
Alissa Manzoeillo
202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell)
amanzoeillo@prochoice.org

 

Groups Urge Obama to Eliminate Abortion Funding Restrictions from Budget

Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) joined 81 organizations in sending a letter to President Barack Obama […]

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