Post-Roe: Significant Increase in Patients Traveling for Care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 3, 2022CONTACT: Claire Connolly, claire.connolly@berlinrosen.com  One Month After the Fall of Roe, NAF Reports Significant Increase in Patients Traveling for Care The nation’s largest abortion hotline reported a 5100% increase in plane or bus trips and a 1400% increase in hotel room bookings in the month following Dobbs NATIONAL – Today, the National…

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Bill to Guarantee Abortion Rights Fails in Senate

For Immediate Release: May 11, 2022Media Contacts: press@prochoice.org; 202-918-7768 Today, a bill to protect the right to abortion in every state failed a vote in the Senate.  Statement from Melissa Fowler, National Abortion Federation’s Chief Program Officer: “We appreciate Majority Leader Schumer and Senate Democrats bringing this legislation to a vote to make plain which of…

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Governor Stitt of Oklahoma Signs SB 1503

For Immediate Release: May 3, 2022Media Contacts: press@prochoice.org; 202-918-7768 Today, Governor Stitt of Oklahoma signed SB 1503, which take effect immediately. Modeled after Texas’ restrictive 6-week abortion ban, SB 1503 comes on the heels of the passage of SB 612, a near-total ban on abortion which will become law 90 days after the adjournment of the…

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Oklahoma Passes Total Abortion Ban

For Immediate Release: April 5, 2022Media Contacts: press@prochoice.org; 202-918-7768 Today, the Oklahoma legislature passed SB 612, which bans abortions outright and criminalizes their provision in the state. The only narrow exception provided is if the abortion is necessary to save the pregnant person’s life. If signed into law by Governor Stitt, it would take effect…

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Arizona’s Passage of a 15-Week Abortion Ban

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2022Media Contacts: press@prochoice.org; 202-918-7768 Yesterday, Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona signed into law a 15-week abortion ban modeled after Mississippi’s abortion ban, which is currently being reviewed by the Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. Statement from Melissa Fowler, National Abortion Federation’s Chief Program Officer: Arizona’s passage of a 15-week…

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Maryland Lawmakers Pass Bill to Expand Access to Abortion

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2022Media Contacts: press@prochoice.org; 202-918-7768 Yesterday, Maryland passed a measure to expand access to abortions by ending a restriction that only a physician could provide them, creating an abortion care training program, and requiring more insurance plans to cover abortion care without cost. Statement from Melissa Fowler, National Abortion Federation’s Chief Program Officer: “At…

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Help People Like Patty

On NAF’s toll-free Hotline, we hear from callers every day who are struggling to access the abortion care they need. Some people need help finding an abortion provider who can see them. Others need help paying for their procedure or even money to use for gas to get to and from the clinic once they have an…

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Honor Dr. Tiller’s legacy

When NAF member Dr. George Tiller was alive, women traveled from all over the world to his clinic in Wichita, Kansas, to obtain later abortion care. Often these patients had to overcome many obstacles to make it there, and Dr. Tiller and his staff always went above and beyond to provide the most compassionate care.…

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NAF on Planned Parenthood being forced out of Title X

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on Planned Parenthood Federation of America being forced out of Title X: In July, some NAF members—including Maine Family Planning and Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center—announced they would withdraw from the federal Title X program due to an…

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