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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February 2016

Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Against CMP

By |February 5th, 2016|

Today, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted the National Abortion Federation (NAF) a preliminary injunction prohibiting Biomax Procurement Services LLC, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), David [...]

January 2016

Celebrating 28 Years of Legalized Abortion in Canada

By |January 28th, 2016|

Today marks the 28th anniversary of the R v. Morgentaler decision, which decriminalized abortion in Canada. This landmark decision has undoubtedly protected the health and saved the lives of countless women and changed the legal [...]

Texas Grand Jury Indicts Daleiden Instead of Planned Parenthood

By |January 25th, 2016|

Today, a grand jury in Texas that was investigating Planned Parenthood indicted David Daleiden and one of his co-conspirators instead. “As we’ve known all along, David Daleiden is the one who broke the law, not [...]

NAF Statement in Support of Planned Parenthood Lawsuit

By |January 14th, 2016|

Today, with our full support, our partners at Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit against the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), BioMax Procurement Services, David Daleiden, Troy Newman, and others, seeking to hold them accountable [...]

NAF Files Brief Urging SCOTUS to Overturn Texas Clinic Shutdown Law

By |January 5th, 2016|

The National Abortion Federation (NAF) filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the Fifth Circuit’s decision to uphold the sham laws in Texas, which shut down half the abortion clinics in [...]

December 2015

Man making online threats following release of highly-edited videos arrested

By |December 15th, 2015|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on arrest of man making online threats following release of highly-edited videos: Since the release of highly-edited, misleading videos this summer, we [...]

Supreme Court Denies CMP Appeal

By |December 4th, 2015|

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a last minute “emergency” application by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) to avoid turning over the names of all the people with whom they shared NAF’s confidential information. [...]

Ninth Circuit Denies Center for Medical Progress’s Latest Appeal

By |December 3rd, 2015|

Today, the Ninth Circuit ruled that the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) must turn over the names of all the people with whom they shared the National Abortion Federation’s (NAF) confidential information. CMP has thus [...]

November 2015

Thank You to Abortion Providers

By |November 30th, 2015|

Despite this latest terrorist attack in Colorado, clinics across the country are open and caring for patients. We want to thank all of the clinic staff who report to work every day to ensure that [...]

We stand in solidarity

By |November 28th, 2015|

Yesterday, our community withstood a heartbreaking attack in Colorado. Our hearts and thoughts continue to go out to the families of those who were killed and to those who were injured. We also send thanks [...]

Shooting at NAF Member Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs

By |November 27th, 2015|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today, a shooter entered a NAF member Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and held clinic staff and patients hostage for [...]

We are thankful– and we’re not the only ones.

By |November 25th, 2015|

During this time of thanksgiving, we at NAF are thankful for our dedicated members. Our members are on the front lines working to ensure that access to safe, high-quality, patient-centered abortion care is still a [...]

SCOTUS will hear challenge to HB2, TX’s TRAP law

By |November 13th, 2015|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the SCOTUS decision to take up Whole Women's Health v. Cole: Today the Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in [...]

October 2015

NAF Calls on Representative Chaffetz to Investigate Alleged Congressional Leak

By |October 23rd, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): NAF has gone to federal [...]

Judge Rules CMP Must Turn Footage Over to NAF Before Congress

By |October 6th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org Hayley Home, Morrison & Foerster LLP 415.268.6021; 916.402.2864 (cell) HHome@mofo.com Judge Rules CMP Must Turn Footage Over to NAF Before [...]

NAF files brief in support of NAF members’ SCOTUS petition

By |October 6th, 2015|

CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   National Abortion Federation files amicus brief in support of abortion providers’ petition to SCOTUS re: Texas H.B. 2 The National Abortion [...]

September 2015

Judge Rules Corporations Can’t Plead Fifth Amendment

By |September 18th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Judge Rules Corporations Can’t Plead Fifth Amendment Today, a judge in the U.S. District Court [...]

I am pro-choice because every situation is different

By |September 7th, 2015|

I am pro-choice because every situation is different, finances and everything. My situation: I already have a lovely family of six-- yes, six!!! When I found out I was pregnant, I was not happy. I [...]

August 2015

UPDATE: Anti-Abortion Defendants Plan to Plead Fifth Amendment

By |August 25th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 25, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Center for Medical Progress (CMP) Defendants Plan to Plead Fifth Amendment   In a [...]

Dirty Dancing and Reproductive Justice

By |August 21st, 2015|

28 years ago today, Patrick Swayze’s character Johnny lifted Jennifer Grey’s character Baby while “I’ve had the time of my life” blared in movie theaters across the country for the first time. To this day, [...]