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 2020

NAF Calls for End of Anti-Abortion Protesters Increasing Odds of COVID-19 Exposure

By |April 3rd, 2020|

In a letter, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) has asked Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer to take action, preventing anti-abortion groups from using the guise of “worship services” to continue harassing patients and clinic staff despite [...]

Reproductive Health Care Providers: Abortion Is Essential 

By |April 2nd, 2020|

As state governments in Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma, and other states attempt to eliminate abortion access by labeling abortion as “non-essential” health care amid the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations representing reproductive health care providers, including the Abortion [...]

March 2020

Ohio Attorney General Uses COVID-19 to try and Advance Anti-Choice Agenda

By |March 22nd, 2020|

Statement from The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): On March 20, Ohio Attorney General David Yost sent a letter to two abortion clinics ordering them to cease [...]

National Abortion Federation (NAF) Canada Statement on Abortion Access During COVID-19

By |March 20th, 2020|

National Abortion Federation (NAF) Canada Statement on Abortion Access During COVID-19 The National Abortion Federation (NAF) Canada and Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights join their voices to ensure that abortion care remains available [...]

National Abortion Federation (NAF) Statement on Abortion Provision During COVID-19 Pandemic

By |March 17th, 2020|

National Abortion Federation (NAF) Statement on Abortion Provision During COVID-19 Pandemic As states and municipalities enact measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, more non-essential businesses will be instructed—or required—to close. At the same time, [...]

February 2020

Leading Litigator Talcott Camp Joins NAF as Chief Legal and Strategy Officer

By |February 25th, 2020|

Leading Litigator Talcott Camp Joins NAF as Chief Legal and Strategy Officer Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) announced that Talcott Camp, JD, will join NAF as the Chief Legal and Strategy Officer in early [...]

January 2020

Trump signals endorsement of lies, harassment, and threats from the anti-abortion movement

By |January 24th, 2020|

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on President Trump's unprecedented decision to attend the anti-choice March for Life: President Trump’s decision to attend the March [...]

December 2019

We’re in this together.

By |December 2nd, 2019|

A note from NAF's President and CEO, The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale: I am sure many of you saw yesterday’s New York Times piece, “How a Divided Left is Losing the Battle on Abortion,” which [...]

November 2019

NAF APPLAUDS JURY VERDICT AGAINST CREATORS OF ANTI-ABORTION SMEAR CAMPAIGN

By |November 15th, 2019|

Today, a federal district court jury in San Francisco found the creators of the anti-abortion smear campaign against abortion providers all broke multiple state and federal laws in their efforts. The jury ruled in Planned [...]

October 2019

The Very Reverend Katherine Hancock Ragsdale Named President & CEO of NAF

By |October 30th, 2019|

The Very Reverend Katherine Hancock Ragsdale Named President & CEO of NAF Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) Board of Directors announced that The Very Reverend Katherine Hancock Ragsdale has been named President and CEO. [...]

Federal Judge Blocks Georgia 6-Week Abortion Ban

By |October 1st, 2019|

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on federal judge blocking Georgia's 6-week abortion ban: "District Judge Steve C. Jones’ ruling blocking Georgia’s 6-week abortion [...]

BREAKING: Jackson City Council passes buffer zone

By |October 1st, 2019|

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on Jackson, Mississippi health center buffer zone: "We applaud the Jackson City Council for approving a 15-foot buffer [...]

August 2019

Help people like Patty

By |August 29th, 2019|

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 [...]

Honor Dr. Tiller’s legacy

By |August 23rd, 2019|

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 [...]

NAF on Planned Parenthood being forced out of Title X

By |August 19th, 2019|

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 [...]

NAF Launches Pre-Paid Gas Card Program to Help Patients Obtain Abortion Care

By |August 14th, 2019|

Today, amid increasing restrictions on abortion care, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and its 40-year-old Hotline have announced a new pilot program to help some member clinics provide pre-paid gas cards to patients seeking abortion [...]

May 2019

2018: Alarming escalation in anti-abortion trespassing, obstruction, and vandalism

By |May 24th, 2019|

National Abortion Federation Releases 2018 Violence & Disruption Statistics: Escalation in picketing, trespassing, obstruction, vandalism, and online hate speech by anti-abortion individuals Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) released its 2018 statistics on violence and [...]

The Women’s Health Protection Act offers a ray of reason

By |May 23rd, 2019|

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the Women's Health Protection Act being introduced in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives: Amidst [...]

Alabama passes attack on Roe v. Wade

By |May 14th, 2019|

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on Alabama’s passage of a blatant attack on Roe v. Wade: "In passing this atrocious bill, Alabama’s state [...]

April 2019

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s 20-week abortion ban hearing

By |April 9th, 2019|

Statement by The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s 20-week abortion ban hearing: Lying as a form of public discourse is not [...]