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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April 2017

CADTH recommends medical abortion reimbursement

By |April 20th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation Canada on the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) recommendation on Mifegymiso: We are pleased that CADTH has recommended that [...]

NAF Releases 2016 Violence & Disruption Statistics

By |April 19th, 2017|

An escalation in hate speech, intimidation, and obstruction as well as a decrease in extreme violence Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) released 2016 statistics on violence and disruption against abortion providers. While there was [...]

Senate Confirms Gorsuch for SCOTUS

By |April 7th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch: Instead of insisting on a consensus nominee who could garner 60 votes in the U.S. [...]

BREAKING: Gorsuch Advances Out of Committee

By |April 3rd, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s 11-9 vote to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch: As the nomination of Neil Gorsuch advances to the full [...]

March 2017

Ninth Circuit Affirms NAF’s Preliminary Injunction Against CMP

By |March 29th, 2017|

Today, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s order granting NAF a preliminary injunction prohibiting Biomax Procurement Services LLC, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), David Daleiden, and Troy Newman from releasing recordings and materials [...]

BREAKING: Arrest warrant issued for anti-abortion smear video creators

By |March 28th, 2017|

Statement by Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Tuesday, the California Attorney General filed a criminal complaint and arrest warrant detailing 15 felony charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt. [...]

Senate must filibuster

By |March 23rd, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Senate Confirmation Hearing: During this week’s confirmation hearings, Neil Gorsuch evaded basic questions about protecting women’s reproductive rights, [...]

Repro Groups to Senate: Block Gorsuch

By |March 14th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the joint letter to U.S. Senators opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch: Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF), joined by 54 reproductive health, [...]

Protect the Supreme Court

By |March 10th, 2017|

President Trump promised to put forth a Supreme Court nominee who would "automatically" vote to overturn Roe. There is nothing in Neil Gorsuch's record to suggest he won't do exactly that. We need a Supreme [...]

WHPA prohibits states from passing medically-unnecessary regulations

By |March 2nd, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the reintroduction of the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA): Today, Senator Blumenthal and Senator Baldwin, joined by Representative Chu, Representative Fudge, [...]

February 2017

Politicians in Texas have made it clear: they don’t trust you

By |February 16th, 2017|

It’s clear from the ever-growing number of anti-abortion bills each session—including an outright ban that would put women and providers at risk of criminal charges if they obtain or provide abortion care—that politicians in Texas [...]

We remain deeply concerned

By |February 8th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General: Today, the Senate confirmed abortion opponent Jeff Sessions as Attorney General by a [...]

Abortion care in the news 2/3/17

By |February 3rd, 2017|

It can be difficult to keep track of all the news these days, so here are some stories we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss this week: Arkansas: Arkansas’s governor signed a bill into [...]

As his nomination advances, NAF continues to oppose Sessions

By |February 1st, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s 11-9 vote to confirm Jeff Sessions as Attorney General: As the nomination of Jeff Sessions advances to [...]

January 2017

Neil Gorsuch, a far-right jurist

By |January 31st, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court: We need a Supreme Court [...]

NAF applauds the EACH Woman Act

By |January 31st, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the introduction of the EACH Woman Act: I applaud Representative Barbara Lee and Representative Jan Schakowsky along with Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs [...]

Global HER Act to Permanently Repeal the Global Gag Rule

By |January 25th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the Introduction of the Global Health Empowerment and Rights (HER) Act to Permanently Repeal the Global Gag Rule: We thank Senators [...]

U.S. House of Representatives passes harmful abortion funding ban

By |January 24th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the passage of H.R. 7, the so-called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act”: Just days after [...]

This draconian policy has been devastating

By |January 23rd, 2017|

Statement by Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on President Trump’s Executive Order reinstating the Global Gag Rule: President Trump’s decision to reinstate the Global Gag Rule will endanger already [...]

The Attorney General must lead with impartiality.

By |January 10th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the confirmation hearing of Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General: NAF strongly opposes the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General [...]