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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November 2013

Women’s Health Protection Act Introduced

By |November 13th, 2013|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, November 13, 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): Today, Senators Blumenthal, Boxer, and Baldwin, joined by Representatives Chu, Frankel, and Fudge, introduced the Women’s Health Protection Act. This important bill would prohibit states from passing [...]

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Nationwide Abortion Ban Introduced in Senate Would Hurt Women Like Christy

By |November 7th, 2013|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, November 7, 2013 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org “If this bill had been passed before my pregnancy, I would have had to carry to term and give birth to a baby whom the doctors concurred had no chance of a life and would have experienced near-constant pain…The decision [...]

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October 2013

California Governor Signs Bill to Allow APCs to Provide Abortion Care

By |October 9th, 2013|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 9, 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): Today, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that will allow appropriately trained nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and nurse midwives (CNMs) to provide [...]

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July 2013

Senate Appropriations Committee Addresses Two Abortion Restrictions

By |July 25th, 2013|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 25, 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): This morning, the Senate Appropriations Committee took an important step toward lifting two separate bans on abortion coverage—one for women in Washington DC and the other for [...]

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June 2013

House Passes Blatantly Unconstitutional Nationwide Abortion Ban

By |June 18th, 2013|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 18, 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): Today, the House of Representatives passed a blatantly unconstitutional nationwide ban on abortion care after 20 weeks (H.R. 1797). This bill dangerously jeopardizes the health and well-being [...]

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May 2013

NAF Mourns the Loss of Dr. Henry Morgentaler

By |May 29th, 2013|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 29, 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) and NAF Canada: Today we mourn the passing of long-time NAF member Dr. Henry Morgentaler. Dr. Morgentaler was a legend, a hero, and a national treasure in [...]

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Testimony of Christy Zink before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice

By |May 23rd, 2013|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 23, 2013 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org Good morning, Mr. Chairman, Representative Nadler, and other members of the committee. My name is Christy Zink. Late afternoons in May, my family is on the lookout for Monarch butterflies. It’s spring migration time, and the butterflies have winged their [...]

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Subcommittee on Constitution Shouldn’t Consider Unconstitutional Abortion Ban

By |May 23rd, 2013|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 23, 2013 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org Saporta: Representative Franks should not be imposing an abortion ban on DC or the rest of the nation that was just declared unconstitutional in his home state. This bill clearly disrespects women and ignores the real circumstances and complications women [...]

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April 2013

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the Release of President Obama’s 2014 Budget

By |April 10th, 2013|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 10, 2013 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org The President’s budget takes an important step toward lifting a ban that prohibits DC from using its locally raised revenue to help low-income women obtain the abortion care they need. This discriminatory policy interferes with the rights of DC residents [...]

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June 2012

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), in Response to Live Action Videos

By |June 6th, 2012|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 6, 2012 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org The National Abortion Federation (NAF) is the professional association of abortion providers in North America. NAF is a voluntary membership organization comprised of 400 clinics, hospitals and physicians’ offices in the United States, Canada and Mexico City. NAF does not own, [...]

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