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.

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March 2014

Kudos to Madison for creating buffer zone

By |March 4th, 2014|

Today, the Capital Times in Wisconsin posted my letter to the editor, applauding the Madison City Council on the passing of a 8-foot buffer zone around medical facilities:   Dear Editor: We applaud the Madison City Council for passing an ordinance that creates a roaming 8-foot buffer zone around patients who are within 160 feet [...]

Substandard Practitioner

By |March 3rd, 2014|

The New Yorker posted a letter to the editor that I co-authored with NAF Board Chair Beverley Winikoff, in response to Eyal Press' article, A Botched Operation, and the substandard practices of Steve Brigham. Throughout his career, Brigham has come under fire from state licensing boards, health departments, and the abortion-provider community. His case is [...]

February 2014

Letter: An effective measure

By |February 25th, 2014|

The Concord Monitor posted my letter to the editor today on the New Hampshire Senate's approval of a 25-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics: We applaud the New Hampshire Senate for approving a 25-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics in the state. In a recent National Abortion Federation survey, 51 percent of clinics in areas [...]

Letter: Further regulations not based in evidence

By |February 3rd, 2014|

This weekend, The Advocate posted my letter to the editor on Louisiana's state health department's issuing of "emergency" abortion regulations: RH Reality Check posted my op-ed today on the Supreme Court hearing oral arguments in McCullen v. Coakley, a challenge to a Massachusetts buffer zone law:  - See more at: http://blog.prochoice.org/#sthash.PLSOfYGo.dpufRegarding your recent article, New abortion clinic [...]

January 2014

Buffer Zones Are Critical to the Safety of Women and Health-Care Providers

By |January 15th, 2014|

This weekend, the Wisconsin State Journal posted my letter to the editor on Wisconsin state Representative Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin misrepresentation of NAF's clinical policy guidelines: - See more at: http://blog.prochoice.org/#sthash.L79pck0t.dpufThis weekend, the Wisconsin State Journal posted my letter to the editor on Wisconsin state Representative Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin misrepresentation of NAF's clinical policy [...]

Statement on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution hearing of the so-called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”

By |January 9th, 2014|

I issued the following statement today on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution hearing of the so-called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” Today, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing on H.R. 7, the so-called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” This bill, introduced by Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), is yet [...]

November 2013

Birth Control Decisions Should Be Made By Women—Not Their Employers

By |November 26th, 2013|

Today, I issued the following statementI issued the following press release regarding the Supreme Court's decision to hear challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) birth control coverage benefit: Today, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear two challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s birth control coverage benefit.After decades of discriminatory coverage by insurance companies, [...]

Buffer zones

By |November 25th, 2013|

This weekend, the Wisconsin State Journal posted my letter to the editor on Wisconsin state Representative Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin misrepresentation of NAF's clinical policy guidelines: - See more at: http://blog.prochoice.org/#sthash.L79pck0t.dpufThis weekend, the Wisconsin State Journal posted my letter to the editor on Wisconsin state Representative Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin misrepresentation of NAF's clinical policy [...]

October 2013

California Governor Signs Bill to Allow APCs to Provide Abortion Care

By |October 9th, 2013|

Today, I issued the following statement on California Governor Jerry Brown's approval of AB 154, which will allow nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and nurse midwives (CNMs) to provide first trimester aspiration abortion care.Today, I issued the following statement on the Virginia Board of Health's approval of the state's abortion clinic restrictions: - See [...]

June 2013

Lazich misrepresented National Abortion Federation guidelines

By |June 24th, 2013|

This weekend, the Wisconsin State Journal posted my letter to the editor on Wisconsin state Representative Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin misrepresentation of NAF's clinical policy guidelines: Last week the Wisconsin Legislature passed misguided legislation that would require a woman to have a medically unnecessary ultrasound before she can obtain abortion care.To support this legislation, Sen. [...]