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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April 2017

CADTH recommends medical abortion reimbursement

By |April 20th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation Canada on the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) recommendation on Mifegymiso: We are pleased that CADTH has recommended that mifepristone and misoprostol be reimbursed for medical abortion care. CADTH’s recommendation will help make medical abortion care more widely accessible [...]

NAF Releases 2016 Violence & Disruption Statistics

By |April 19th, 2017|

An escalation in hate speech, intimidation, and obstruction as well as a decrease in extreme violence Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) released 2016 statistics on violence and disruption against abortion providers. While there was a decrease in extreme violence—with no murders or attempted murders—the statistics show an increase in a wide range of intimidation [...]

Senate Confirms Gorsuch for SCOTUS

By |April 7th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch: Instead of insisting on a consensus nominee who could garner 60 votes in the U.S. Senate, Majority Leader McConnell orchestrated a vote to change Senate rules so that Gorsuch could be confirmed with a simple [...]

BREAKING: Gorsuch Advances Out of Committee

By |April 3rd, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s 11-9 vote to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch: As the nomination of Neil Gorsuch advances to the full Senate, NAF continues to strongly oppose his confirmation as a Supreme Court Justice. Neil Gorsuch evaded basic questions about protecting [...]

March 2017

Ninth Circuit Affirms NAF’s Preliminary Injunction Against CMP

By |March 29th, 2017|

Today, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s order granting NAF a preliminary injunction prohibiting Biomax Procurement Services LLC, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), David Daleiden, and Troy Newman from releasing recordings and materials they illegally obtained at NAF’s educational meetings. “Today’s ruling helps protect the safety and security of our members,” said Vicki [...]

BREAKING: Arrest warrant issued for anti-abortion smear video creators

By |March 28th, 2017|

Statement by Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Tuesday, the California Attorney General filed a criminal complaint and arrest warrant detailing 15 felony charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt. As we’ve known all along, David Daleiden and his co-conspirators are the ones who broke the law, not abortion providers. [...]

Senate must filibuster

By |March 23rd, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Senate Confirmation Hearing: During this week’s confirmation hearings, Neil Gorsuch evaded basic questions about protecting women’s reproductive rights, and did nothing to assuage our fears that, if confirmed, he would vote to considerably weaken or even overturn Roe [...]

Repro Groups to Senate: Block Gorsuch

By |March 14th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the joint letter to U.S. Senators opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch: Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF), joined by 54 reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations, has called upon U.S. Senators to do everything necessary to block Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil [...]

Protect the Supreme Court

By |March 10th, 2017|

President Trump promised to put forth a Supreme Court nominee who would "automatically" vote to overturn Roe. There is nothing in Neil Gorsuch's record to suggest he won't do exactly that. We need a Supreme Court Justice who will honor established constitutional protections, including access to safe, legal abortion care. That is not Neil Gorsuch. [...]

WHPA prohibits states from passing medically-unnecessary regulations

By |March 2nd, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the reintroduction of the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA): Today, Senator Blumenthal and Senator Baldwin, joined by Representative Chu, Representative Fudge, and Representative Frankel reintroduced the Women’s Health Protection Act. This important bill would prohibit states from passing medically-unnecessary regulations that [...]