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?

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1-800-772-9100

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1-877-257-0012

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May 2012

Statement of Christy Zink on Harmful Impact of HR 3803

By |May 17th, 2012|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 17, 2012 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org My name is Christy Zink. I, like many women in the Washington, DC area, am a mother. Almost every day, I rush around to get two kids woken up, dressed, and out the door. Between my five-year-old daughter and eleven-month-old [...]

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Presidential Women’s Center Receives Standard of Excellence Award

By |May 9th, 2012|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 9, 2012 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org This year, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) awarded the George R. Tiller "Attitude is Everything" Standard of Excellence Award to Presidential Women's Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Standard of Excellence Award was established in 2009 to honor the [...]

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March 2012

Florida House Attacks Abortion Access

By |March 2nd, 2012|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 1, 2012 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): The Florida legislature is launching an all out attack on abortion providers and the reproductive health care of Florida women and their families. Today, the Florida House [...]

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February 2012

Amended Virginia Ultrasound Mandate Should Still be Rejected

By |February 22nd, 2012|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, February 22, 2012 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, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell asked legislators to make a series of amendments to a bill that would require women seeking abortion care to have an ultrasound. [...]

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Statement of Christy Zink on Harmful Impact of HR 3803

By |February 21st, 2012|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 21, 2012 CONTACT: Melissa Fowler 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) mfowler@prochoice.org Statement of Christy Zink as delivered at a press conference today: Good morning. My name is Christy Zink. I, like many women in the Washington, DC area, am a mother. Before arriving here today, I rushed around to get two [...]

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September 2011

Virginia Board of Health Targets Abortion Providers with Politically-Motivated Regulations

By |September 15th, 2011|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 15, 2011 CONTACT: NAF Communications Department 202-667-5881 press@prochoice.org Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today, the Virginia Board of Health passed medically unnecessary, politically-motivated regulations targeting the state's abortion providers. These regulations will not make abortion safer, but will just make it more [...]

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May 2011

House Restricts Funding for Residency Programs that Provide Abortion Training

By |May 25th, 2011|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 25 , 2011 CONTACT: NAF Communications Department 202-667-5881 press@prochoice.org Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today, the House of Representatives continued its assault on women's access to abortion care by passing the Foxx amendment to the Public Health Service Act, which would restrict [...]

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Rules Committee Rejects Amendment to Cover Abortion Care for Raped U.S. Servicewomen

By |May 24th, 2011|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, May 24 , 2011 CONTACT: NAF Communications Department 202-667-5881 press@prochoice.org Saporta: It's despicable that after being raped so many of our servicewomen without adequate resources have to put their lives, health, and military careers at risk in order to access the abortion care they need. Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and [...]

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House Passes Unprecedented Attack on Women’s Access to Abortion Care

By |May 4th, 2011|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 4, 2011 CONTACT: NAF Communications Department 202-667-5881 press@prochoice.org Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3, the so-called "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act." This bill, authored by Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), would prevent millions of American [...]

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February 2011

House Targets Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care by Eliminating Funding for Planned Parenthood

By |February 18th, 2011|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, February 18, 2011 CONTACT: NAF Communications Department 202-667-5881 press@prochoice.org Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today, the House of Representatives continued its attack on the reproductive health of American women by voting to eliminate all federal funding for Planned Parenthood health centers. Planned Parenthood [...]

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