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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July 2014

Supreme Court Deals Blow to Women’s Health

By |July 30th, 2014|

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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June 2014

Supreme Court Strikes Down Massachusetts Buffer Zone Law

By |June 26th, 2014|

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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House Appropriations Committee Approves Abortion Coverage for Peace Corps Volunteers

By |June 24th, 2014|

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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May 2014

Letter to the Editor: Abortion status quo not working

By |May 31st, 2014|

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 [...]

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation and the National Abortion Federation Canada

By |May 28th, 2014|

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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April 2014

Terry Beresford: An Appreciation

By |April 28th, 2014|

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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January 2014

House of Representatives Passes Harmful Ban on Abortion Coverage

By |January 28th, 2014|

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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Testimony of Vicki Saporta on H.R. 7

By |January 9th, 2014|

Download the PDF testimony of Vicki Saporta on H.R. 7, the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act."

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House Committee Holds Hearing on H.R. 7 the So-Called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”

By |January 9th, 2014|

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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November 2013

Albuquerque Voters Reject Restrictive Abortion Ban

By |November 19th, 2013|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, November 19, 2013 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): Tonight, voters in Albuquerque rejected a ballot measure that would have banned abortion after 20 weeks in the city. This ban was the result of a campaign [...]

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