Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on Jackson, Mississippi health center buffer zone: “We applaud the Jackson City Council for approving a 15-foot buffer zone near the front entrance of health care facilities. We are proud to call Jackson Women’s Health a NAF member…

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The Very Reverend Katherine H. Ragsdale Named NAF Interim President & CEO Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) Board of Directors announced the hiring of The Very Reverend Katherine Hancock Ragsdale as Interim President & CEO of NAF and the NAF Hotline Fund, effective immediately. Today’s announcement comes amid one of the most hostile environments for abortion access and abortion providers in decades, and the Interim President & CEO will…

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[fusion_text]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…

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[fusion_text]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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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