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 2016 Clinical Policy Guidelines (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 2016 Clinical Policy Guidelines »

The Attorney General must lead with impartiality.

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the confirmation hearing of Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General: NAF strongly opposes the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General [...]

The Attorney General must lead with impartiality. #StopSessions

Testimony of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO National Abortion Federation Submitted to the Judiciary Committee United States Senate Hearing on the Nomination of Jeff Sessions to be the Attorney General of the United States January [...]

I have received threats against my life #StopSessions

Written Testimony of Julie A. Burkhart, a NAF member Trust Women Foundation Founder and CEO for a Hearing on Attorney General Nomination Submitted to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee January 10, 2017 My name is [...]

We need someone who will enforce the law.

President-Elect Trump's decision to nominate Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General cannot go unchallenged. Senator Sessions has consistently opposed reproductive health, rights, and justice, voting 86 times against our issues during his 20 years in [...]

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 for Choice

Clinicians for Choice (CFC) 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 CFC »

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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.