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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June 2018

NAF is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment

By |June 14th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): As a mission-driven organization dedicated to justice, NAF is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment in which all individuals are [...]

May 2018

Ireland’s Historic Eighth Amendment Vote

By |May 26th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on Ireland’s Eighth Amendment Referendum Vote: The repeal of the Eighth Amendment is long overdue and very good news for women in [...]

Trump-Pence Administration Announce Title X Gag Rule

By |May 23rd, 2018|

Last night, the Trump-Pence administration announced changes to the Title X program that amount to a domestic gag rule. “This rule is another attempt by the Trump-Pence Administration to deny women access to reproductive health [...]

Convicted Anti-Abortion Criminal Released After 30 Years in Prison

By |May 22nd, 2018|

Rachelle “Shelley” Shannon, an anti-abortion criminal convicted of clinic blockades, arsons, butyric acid attacks, aggravated assault with a gun, and the attempted murder of Dr. George Tiller has been released after nearly 30 years in [...]

Trump Administration Pushes Gag Rule

By |May 18th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on Domestic Gag Rule: This rule is another attempt by the Trump-Pence Administration to deny women access to basic health care. It [...]

Longtime NAF President & CEO Announces Plans to Retire in June 2019

By |May 15th, 2018|

Today, Vicki Saporta, National Abortion Federation (NAF) President and CEO for the past 23 years, announced her plans to retire in June 2019. “It has been a great privilege to lead this organization and work [...]

Escalation in picketing, trespassing, obstruction, clinic blockades, invasions, and threats of harm by anti-abortion extremists

By |May 7th, 2018|

Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) released its 2017 statistics on violence and disruption against abortion providers. With anti-abortion extremists feeling emboldened by the current political environment, NAF members reported an escalation of hostility and [...]

Governor Reynolds has completely disregarded the U.S. Constitution

By |May 4th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on Governor Reynold's signing Iowa's 6-week abortion ban into law: "In signing Iowa’s new six-week abortion ban, Governor Reynolds has completely disregarded [...]

March 2018

Women everywhere have lost a fierce champion.

By |March 16th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, on the passing of Representative Louise Slaughter: "Women everywhere have lost a fierce champion. As the co-chair and founding member of the Congressional [...]

Persist. Resist. Provide.

By |March 10th, 2018|

Persist. Resist. Provide. These are more than just words for abortion providers; they are how our members live every day. No matter the obstacles, abortion providers PERSIST. Each day, they keep going and fighting against [...]

January 2018

Politicians should be protecting, not jeopardizing women’s lives and health.

By |January 29th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on S. 2311:   The Senate, once again, is considering a blatantly unconstitutional nationwide ban on abortion care after 20 weeks, which [...]

HR 4712 was written by anti-choice politicians to score political points

By |January 19th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the latest anti-abortion bill, HR 4712: This bill is a politically-motivated, medically-unnecessary interference in the practice of medicine and could negatively [...]

November 2017

Subcommittee on Constitution Considers Unconstitutional Ban

By |November 1st, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on today's H.R. 490 hearing: Today, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing on an unconstitutional [...]

Murderer Michael Griffin Denied Parole

By |November 1st, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the denial of Michael Griffin's request for parole: We are relieved that the State of Florida Commission on Offender Review denied [...]

No Parole for Murderer Griffin

By |November 1st, 2017|

By Vicki Saporta Today, the State of Florida Commission on Offender Review is reviewing the case of Michael Frederick Griffin, a convicted murderer who shot and killed Dr. David Gunn in 1993 as Gunn walked [...]

October 2017

Ontario creates safe zones around clinics and homes

By |October 26th, 2017|

Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation Canada on the creation of 50-metre “safe zones” outside abortion clinics, pharmacies providing medical abortion medication, and abortion providers’ homes in Ontario: We applaud the [...]

Another Unconstitutional Abortion Ban

By |October 3rd, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the passing of H.R. 36: Today, the House of Representatives once again passed a blatantly unconstitutional nationwide ban on abortion care [...]

September 2017

ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Maine Family Planning take on Maine’s abortion restriction

By |September 20th, 2017|

Statement from Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the ACLU and Planned Parenthood's challenge of Maine's medically-unnecessary abortion restriction: We applaud the ACLU and Planned Parenthood as they challenge [...]

July 2017

Health Care Repeal: Devastating consequences for millions of women and families

By |July 27th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): If the latest version of the health care repeal bill passes, it would have devastating consequences for millions of women and families, [...]

Judge Holds Daleiden, CMP in Contempt

By |July 17th, 2017|

Today, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California held the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), David Daleiden, and Daleiden’s criminal attorneys Steve Cooley and Brentford Ferreira in civil contempt [...]