February 2015

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

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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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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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March 2014

Kudos to Madison for creating buffer zone

Today, the Capital Times in Wisconsin posted my letter to the editor, applauding the Madison City Council on the passing of a 8-foot buffer zone around medical facilities:
 
Dear Editor: We applaud the Madison City […]

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Substandard Practitioner

The New Yorker posted a letter to the editor that I co-authored with NAF Board Chair Beverley Winikoff, in response to Eyal Press’ article, A Botched Operation, and the substandard practices of Steve Brigham.

Throughout his […]

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February 2014

Letter: An effective measure

The Concord Monitor posted my letter to the editor today on the New Hampshire Senate’s approval of a 25-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics: We applaud the New Hampshire Senate for approving a 25-foot […]

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Letter: Further regulations not based in evidence

This weekend, The Advocate posted my letter to the editor on Louisiana’s state health department’s issuing of “emergency” abortion regulations: RH Reality Check posted my op-ed today on the Supreme Court hearing oral arguments […]

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January 2014

Buffer Zones Are Critical to the Safety of Women and Health-Care Providers

This weekend, the Wisconsin State Journal posted my letter to the editor on Wisconsin state Representative Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin misrepresentation of NAF’s clinical policy […]

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Statement on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution hearing of the so-called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”

I issued the following statement today on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution hearing of the so-called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” Today, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing […]

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November 2013

Birth Control Decisions Should Be Made By Women—Not Their Employers

Today, I issued the following statementI issued the following press release regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to hear challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) birth control coverage benefit: Today, the Supreme Court announced that […]

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Buffer zones

This weekend, the Wisconsin State Journal posted my letter to the editor on Wisconsin state Representative Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin misrepresentation of NAF’s clinical policy guidelines: – See more […]

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October 2013

California Governor Signs Bill to Allow APCs to Provide Abortion Care

Today, I issued the following statement on California Governor Jerry Brown’s approval of AB 154, which will allow nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and nurse midwives (CNMs) to provide first trimester aspiration abortion […]

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