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

Press Releases

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2906, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Anti-Abortion Law

June 29th, 2020|

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June Medical Services v. Russo: We are relieved and encouraged that our [...]

406, 2020

NAF Stands in Solidarity with People and Communities of Color

June 4th, 2020|

As a staff and the professional association of abortion providers, the National Abortion Federation stands in solidarity with The Movement for Black Lives; our allies in the Reproductive Justice movement; the people of color on [...]

2204, 2020

National Abortion Federation Files Amicus Brief in Legal Battle Over Alabama’s COVID-19 Executive Order’s Impact on Abortion

April 22nd, 2020|

Yesterday, the National Abortion Federation joined 20 other women’s and civil rights organizations in filing an amicus brief explaining the undue burden that Alabama’s COVID-19 Executive Order poses to abortion providers and already marginalized communities. [...]

2204, 2020

The National Abortion Federation Condemns Anti-Abortion Protests that Increase Risk of COVID-19 Exposure

April 22nd, 2020|

At a time when many in the U.S. are complying with public health guidance and practicing social distancing to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep their families and communities safe, anti-abortion protesters are [...]

304, 2020

NAF Calls for End of Anti-Abortion Protesters Increasing Odds of COVID-19 Exposure

April 3rd, 2020|

In a letter, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) has asked Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer to take action, preventing anti-abortion groups from using the guise of “worship services” to continue harassing patients and clinic staff despite [...]

204, 2020

Reproductive Health Care Providers: Abortion Is Essential 

April 2nd, 2020|

As state governments in Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma, and other states attempt to eliminate abortion access by labeling abortion as “non-essential” health care amid the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations representing reproductive health care providers, including the Abortion [...]

2203, 2020

Ohio Attorney General Uses COVID-19 to try and Advance Anti-Choice Agenda

March 22nd, 2020|

Statement from The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): On March 20, Ohio Attorney General David Yost sent a letter to two abortion clinics ordering them to cease [...]

2003, 2020

National Abortion Federation (NAF) Canada Statement on Abortion Access During COVID-19

March 20th, 2020|

National Abortion Federation (NAF) Canada Statement on Abortion Access During COVID-19 The National Abortion Federation (NAF) Canada and Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights join their voices to ensure that abortion care remains available [...]

1703, 2020

National Abortion Federation (NAF) Statement on Abortion Provision During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 17th, 2020|

National Abortion Federation (NAF) Statement on Abortion Provision During COVID-19 Pandemic As states and municipalities enact measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, more non-essential businesses will be instructed—or required—to close. At the same time, [...]

2502, 2020

Leading Litigator Talcott Camp Joins NAF as Chief Legal and Strategy Officer

February 25th, 2020|

Leading Litigator Talcott Camp Joins NAF as Chief Legal and Strategy Officer Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) announced that Talcott Camp, JD, will join NAF as the Chief Legal and Strategy Officer in early [...]