March 2015

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
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 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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 22, 2015
CONTACT:
Alissa Manzoeillo
202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell)
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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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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Virginia Board of Health Will Reexamine Politically-Motivated Regulations Targeting Abortion Providers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 4, 2014
CONTACT:
Alissa Manzoeillo
202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell)
amanzoeillo@prochoice.org

 

Virginia Board of Health Will Reexamine Politically-Motivated Regulations Targeting Abortion Providers

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

Today, the Virginia Board […]

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November 2014

What we’re Thankful for here at NAF…

This holiday season, we wanted to share some of the things that we are thankful for here at NAF:

We’re thankful for our amazing and compassionate NAF Members who provide high-quality, patient-centered abortion care.
Our members […]

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North Dakota Voters Reject Personhood Measure

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
CONTACT:
Alissa Manzoeillo
202.667.5881 ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell)
amanzoeillo@prochoice.org

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 1, […]

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Colorado Voters Reject Personhood Amendment

Today, Colorado voters rejected Amendment 67, which would have redefined “person” in the state criminal code and granted constitutional rights from the moment of conception. This is the third “personhood” ballot initiative Coloradans have defeated […]

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October 2014

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 challenges […]

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May 2014

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 travel […]

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