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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May 2018

Trump Administration Pushes Gag Rule

By |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 will prohibit health care providers from referring patients for safe, legal abortion care and deny patients access to the information [...]

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

By |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 alongside so many courageous abortion providers and dedicated advocates to help ensure that women can access quality abortion care,” said [...]

May 2016

Senate Approves Zika Funding Amendment with Harmful Hyde Language

By |May 19th, 2016|

Statement by Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on Zika Funding Amendment: Today, the Senate approved a Zika funding amendment, which unfortunately includes harmful language that will restrict women’s access to abortion care. This follows yesterday’s House vote on a similar measure. It’s disappointing, but not surprising that anti-choice politicians [...]

Oklahoma Criminalizes Providing Abortion Care

By |May 19th, 2016|

Statement by Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today, the Oklahoma legislature passed a bill to effectively ban abortion care in the state by making it a felony to provide the procedure. While it’s the first time we’ve seen this specific tactic used, this bill is nothing more than an [...]

December 2015

Supreme Court Denies CMP Appeal

By |December 4th, 2015|

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a last minute “emergency” application by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) to avoid turning over the names of all the people with whom they shared NAF’s confidential information. CMP filed an emergency application to the Supreme Court after the Ninth Circuit affirmed yesterday that they must comply with [...]

November 2015

Thank You to Abortion Providers

By |November 30th, 2015|

Despite this latest terrorist attack in Colorado, clinics across the country are open and caring for patients. We want to thank all of the clinic staff who report to work every day to ensure that women can access the abortion care they need. They are truly heroes, and we are grateful for their courage and [...]

August 2015

Temporary Restraining Order Extended Against Anti-Abortion Group

By |August 3rd, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org Hayley Home, Morrison & Foerster LLP 415.268.6021; 916.402.2864 (cell) HHome@mofo.com Today, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California extended NAF’s temporary restraining order (TRO) enjoining Biomax Procurement Services LLC, the Center [...]

July 2015

Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order Against CMP Until Monday Hearing

By |July 31st, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 31 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org Hayley Home, Morrison & Foerster LLP 415.268.6021; 916.402.2864 (cell) HHome@mofo.com   Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order Against CMP Until Monday Hearing This afternoon a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California [...]

NAF Files for Injunction Against the Center for Medical Progress (CMP)

By |July 31st, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 31 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org Hayley Home, Morrison & Foerster LLP 415.268.6021; 916.402.2864 (cell) HHome@mofo.com   National Abortion Federation (NAF) files for Injunction Against the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) Attempting to stop an ongoing campaign of threats and harassment against [...]

March 2015

NAF Mourns the Loss of Dr. Millie Hanson

By |March 17th, 2015|

We are sad to report the passing of longtime NAF member Dr. Mildred “Millie” Hanson. Millie was a founding member of NAF, a women’s health pioneer, and beloved colleague. She died late the night of March 4, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN. Millie was truly a legend within our community, and one of the first women [...]