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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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 [...]

2901, 2018

Politicians should be protecting, not jeopardizing women’s lives and health.

January 29th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on S. 2311:   The Senate, once again, is considering a blatantly unconstitutional nationwide ban on abortion care after 20 weeks, which [...]

1901, 2018

HR 4712 was written by anti-choice politicians to score political points

January 19th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the latest anti-abortion bill, HR 4712: This bill is a politically-motivated, medically-unnecessary interference in the practice of medicine and could negatively [...]

111, 2017

Subcommittee on Constitution Considers Unconstitutional Ban

November 1st, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on today's H.R. 490 hearing: Today, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing on an unconstitutional [...]

111, 2017

Murderer Michael Griffin Denied Parole

November 1st, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the denial of Michael Griffin's request for parole: We are relieved that the State of Florida Commission on Offender Review denied [...]

2610, 2017

Ontario creates safe zones around clinics and homes

October 26th, 2017|

Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation Canada on the creation of 50-metre “safe zones” outside abortion clinics, pharmacies providing medical abortion medication, and abortion providers’ homes in Ontario: We applaud the [...]

310, 2017

Another Unconstitutional Abortion Ban

October 3rd, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the passing of H.R. 36: Today, the House of Representatives once again passed a blatantly unconstitutional nationwide ban on abortion care [...]

2009, 2017

ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Maine Family Planning take on Maine’s abortion restriction

September 20th, 2017|

Statement from Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the ACLU and Planned Parenthood's challenge of Maine's medically-unnecessary abortion restriction: We applaud the ACLU and Planned Parenthood as they challenge [...]