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):

1-877-257-0012

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The support of individuals who are deeply committed to reproductive choice is essential to our ability to help our members keep their doors open to serve women.
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NAF’s 2018 Clinical Policy Guidelines for Abortion Care (CPGs) Now Available

First published in 1996 and revised annually, the CPGs set the standards for quality abortion care in North America.

Read more and to download the 2018 Clinical Policy Guidelines for Abortion Care »

Kavanaugh’s confirmation shows zero regard for women

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine H. Ragsdale, Interim President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today’s vote to confirm President Trump’s anti-woman U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, confirms what we already [...]

Today’s vote sent a clear message

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine H. Ragsdale, Interim President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): The Senate Judiciary Committee members who voted to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation today sent a clear message [...]

Kavanaugh must withdraw his nomination

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine H. Ragsdale, Interim President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Given all we have learned about Brett Kavanaugh in recent weeks—including multiple sexual assault allegations and his [...]

The Very Reverend Katherine H. Ragsdale Named NAF Interim President & CEO

The Very Reverend Katherine H. Ragsdale Named NAF Interim President & CEO Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) Board of Directors announced the hiring of The Very Reverend Katherine Hancock Ragsdale as Interim President & CEO of NAF and the NAF Hotline Fund, effective immediately. [...]

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

 

Get Involved with NAF

Right now women have the right to choose. Your involvement is key to maintaining your freedom.
Don’t take choice for granted!

Clinicians in Abortion Care

Clinicians in Abortion Care (CIAC) 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 CIAC »

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Privacy Practices

View NAF’s Notice of Privacy Practices (PDF file, 25K): Information about how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.