Statement by The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s 20-week abortion ban hearing: Lying as a form of public discourse is not only immoral it is also corrosive to democracy—and we’ve seen it get people killed. It is not okay to accept…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 30, 2014 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today, the Supreme Court dealt a serious blow to women’s health when they ruled that some for-profit private corporations can deny birth control coverage to their employees.…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 26, 2014 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today, the Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts buffer zone that created a safe space around reproductive health care facilities in the state. This decision is incredibly…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 24, 2014 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): This morning, the House Committee on Appropriations voted to ensure that women in the Peace Corps have the same access to abortion care in cases of rape,…

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The Guardian published a letter to the editor I co-authored with Dr. Colleen MacQuarrie, about the current status of abortion care access in Prince Edward Island in New Brunswick, Canada: P.E.I.’s current policy of forcing women to travel out of province to obtain the abortion care they need is fraught with barriers, which actually harm women. Women’s…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 28, 2014 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org I’m Vicki Saporta, President of the National Abortion Federation and the National Abortion Federation Canada. NAF is the professional association of abortion providers in North America. Our members include clinics, hospitals, and doctors who together care for more than 80%…

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By Carole Joffe Terry Beresford’s contribution to abortion care was monumental. She was one of the key figures in developing the new field of abortion counseling while serving as Director of Staff Development at the Preterm Clinic in DC, several years before the Roe decision. Shortly after Roe, she took a position as Director of…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 28, 2014 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 7, the so-called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” by a vote of 227-188. This bill targets some of the most vulnerable women who rely on the federal government for health care, including…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 9, 2014 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org  Saporta: This bill is yet another example of anti-choice legislators’ obsession with abortion. Instead of passing more bans on insurance coverage for abortion care, we should be lifting restrictions so that women can access the care they need. Today, the…

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