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 2015

Shooting at NAF Member Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs

By |November 27th, 2015|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today, a shooter entered a NAF member Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and held clinic staff and patients hostage for [...]

We are thankful– and we’re not the only ones.

By |November 25th, 2015|

During this time of thanksgiving, we at NAF are thankful for our dedicated members. Our members are on the front lines working to ensure that access to safe, high-quality, patient-centered abortion care is still a [...]

SCOTUS will hear challenge to HB2, TX’s TRAP law

By |November 13th, 2015|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the SCOTUS decision to take up Whole Women's Health v. Cole: Today the Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in [...]

October 2015

NAF Calls on Representative Chaffetz to Investigate Alleged Congressional Leak

By |October 23rd, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): NAF has gone to federal [...]

Judge Rules CMP Must Turn Footage Over to NAF Before Congress

By |October 6th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org Hayley Home, Morrison & Foerster LLP 415.268.6021; 916.402.2864 (cell) HHome@mofo.com Judge Rules CMP Must Turn Footage Over to NAF Before [...]

NAF files brief in support of NAF members’ SCOTUS petition

By |October 6th, 2015|

CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   National Abortion Federation files amicus brief in support of abortion providers’ petition to SCOTUS re: Texas H.B. 2 The National Abortion [...]

September 2015

Judge Rules Corporations Can’t Plead Fifth Amendment

By |September 18th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Judge Rules Corporations Can’t Plead Fifth Amendment Today, a judge in the U.S. District Court [...]

I am pro-choice because every situation is different

By |September 7th, 2015|

I am pro-choice because every situation is different, finances and everything. My situation: I already have a lovely family of six-- yes, six!!! When I found out I was pregnant, I was not happy. I [...]

August 2015

UPDATE: Anti-Abortion Defendants Plan to Plead Fifth Amendment

By |August 25th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 25, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Center for Medical Progress (CMP) Defendants Plan to Plead Fifth Amendment   In a [...]

Dirty Dancing and Reproductive Justice

By |August 21st, 2015|

28 years ago today, Patrick Swayze’s character Johnny lifted Jennifer Grey’s character Baby while “I’ve had the time of my life” blared in movie theaters across the country for the first time. To this day, [...]

Temporary Restraining Order Extended Against Anti-Abortion Group

By |August 3rd, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org Hayley Home, Morrison & Foerster LLP 415.268.6021; 916.402.2864 (cell) HHome@mofo.com Today, a judge in the U.S. District [...]

July 2015

Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order Against CMP Until Monday Hearing

By |July 31st, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 31 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org Hayley Home, Morrison & Foerster LLP 415.268.6021; 916.402.2864 (cell) HHome@mofo.com   Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order [...]

NAF Files for Injunction Against the Center for Medical Progress (CMP)

By |July 31st, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 31 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org Hayley Home, Morrison & Foerster LLP 415.268.6021; 916.402.2864 (cell) HHome@mofo.com   National Abortion Federation (NAF) files [...]

Health Canada approves medical abortion medication

By |July 29th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 29, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and NAF Canada: The [...]

NAF supports fetal tissue donation for humanitarian and medical research.

By |July 15th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 15, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org STATEMENT BY VICKI SAPORTA, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE NATIONAL ABORTION FEDERATION: The National Abortion Federation supports fetal [...]

NAF President and CEO, Vicki Saporta: The EACH Woman Act would ensure health coverage for abortion for every woman

By |July 8th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the introduction of the EACH Woman [...]

So, What’s the Deal With Florida?

By |July 1st, 2015|

Just last month, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a new law that would require women seeking abortion care to wait 24 hours and make two clinic visits before they could access care. This law was [...]

June 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Anti-choice politicians pass 525,600 minute national waiting period for abortion care

By |June 4th, 2015|

Just kidding! But given the continued attacks on abortion access, it wouldn’t be so surprising if they tried something that extreme. Even though women carefully consider their options before they make an appointment to obtain [...]

PEI takes first step, but more is needed

By |June 2nd, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 2, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Statement of Dawn Fowler, Canadian Director, National Abortion Federation: Today, the Government of Prince Edward Island announced [...]

May 2015

New Oklahoma abortion law burdensome for women

By |May 19th, 2015|

The following letter-to-the-editor was published in The Daily Oklahoman on 5/15/15   New abortion law burdensome for women Increasing the waiting period for women seeking abortion care from 24 to 72 hours clearly demonstrates that [...]