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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June 2018

NAF is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment

By |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 treated with dignity and respect. We have a longstanding policy prohibiting sexual and other illegal harassment, and all employees are [...]

May 2018

Ireland’s Historic Eighth Amendment Vote

By |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 Ireland. Women should have access to safe, legal abortion care, without having to leave the country. Today’s repeal is an [...]

Trump-Pence Administration Announce Title X Gag Rule

By |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 care,” said Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF). “It is unconscionable to force medical professionals [...]

Convicted Anti-Abortion Criminal Released After 30 Years in Prison

By |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 prison. “Her release is very concerning,” said Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF). “This is [...]

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

By |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 targeted activity in 2017. Trespassing more than tripled, death threats/threats of harm nearly doubled, and incidents of obstruction rose from [...]

Governor Reynolds has completely disregarded the U.S. Constitution

By |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 the U.S. Constitution. Anti-choice politicians have once again demonstrated that they would rather advance their extreme social agenda than ensure [...]

March 2018

Women everywhere have lost a fierce champion.

By |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 Pro-Choice Caucus, Representative Slaughter tirelessly worked to ensure that women have access to comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortion care. [...]

Persist. Resist. Provide.

By |March 10th, 2018|

Persist. Resist. Provide. These are more than just words for abortion providers; they are how our members live every day. No matter the obstacles, abortion providers PERSIST. Each day, they keep going and fighting against the changing tactics used by those who oppose a woman’s right to make her own reproductive decisions. They often endure [...]

January 2018

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

By |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 is a threat to women’s lives and health, and at odds with medical standards of care. Anti-choice politicians in Congress [...]

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

By |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 impact women’s access to reproductive health care. It is part of the Trump-Pence assault on safe, legal abortion care and [...]