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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2606, 2018

SCOTUS allows fake women’s health centers to continue deceptive practices

June 26th, 2018|

Sign posted by a fake women's health center in order to trick patients into entering their door instead of the abortion clinic, EMW, next door. Statement of Melissa Fowler, Senior Director of Communications [...]

1406, 2018

NAF is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment

June 14th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): As a mission-driven organization dedicated to justice, NAF is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment in which all individuals are [...]

2605, 2018

Ireland’s Historic Eighth Amendment Vote

May 26th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on Ireland’s Eighth Amendment Referendum Vote: The repeal of the Eighth Amendment is long overdue and very good news for women in [...]

2305, 2018

Trump-Pence Administration Announce Title X Gag Rule

May 23rd, 2018|

Last night, the Trump-Pence administration announced changes to the Title X program that amount to a domestic gag rule. “This rule is another attempt by the Trump-Pence Administration to deny women access to reproductive health [...]

2205, 2018

Convicted Anti-Abortion Criminal Released After 30 Years in Prison

May 22nd, 2018|

Rachelle “Shelley” Shannon, an anti-abortion criminal convicted of clinic blockades, arsons, butyric acid attacks, aggravated assault with a gun, and the attempted murder of Dr. George Tiller has been released after nearly 30 years in [...]

1805, 2018

Trump Administration Pushes Gag Rule

May 18th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on Domestic Gag Rule: This rule is another attempt by the Trump-Pence Administration to deny women access to basic health care. It [...]

1505, 2018

Longtime NAF President & CEO Announces Plans to Retire in June 2019

May 15th, 2018|

Today, Vicki Saporta, National Abortion Federation (NAF) President and CEO for the past 23 years, announced her plans to retire in June 2019. “It has been a great privilege to lead this organization and work [...]

705, 2018

Escalation in picketing, trespassing, obstruction, clinic blockades, invasions, and threats of harm by anti-abortion extremists

May 7th, 2018|

Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) released its 2017 statistics on violence and disruption against abortion providers. With anti-abortion extremists feeling emboldened by the current political environment, NAF members reported an escalation of hostility and [...]

405, 2018

Governor Reynolds has completely disregarded the U.S. Constitution

May 4th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on Governor Reynold's signing Iowa's 6-week abortion ban into law: "In signing Iowa’s new six-week abortion ban, Governor Reynolds has completely disregarded [...]

1603, 2018

Women everywhere have lost a fierce champion.

March 16th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, on the passing of Representative Louise Slaughter: "Women everywhere have lost a fierce champion. As the co-chair and founding member of the Congressional [...]