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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March 2015

NAF’s President and CEO on AZ’s S.B. 1318: This is unacceptable and not how safe medical care of any kind is provided.

By |March 31st, 2015|

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 31, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, on Gov. Ducey's signing Arizona's S.B. [...]

It’s not the same for every woman

By |March 27th, 2015|

My boyfriend and I love life. We've been together for almost 6 years. We have had some amazing times together and many memories. We've always been very careful when it came to making love but [...]

New Mexico Blocks 20-Week Ban, Parental Involvement Bills

By |March 26th, 2015|

A bit of good news: last week, after four hours of debate, the New Mexico Senate Public Affairs Committee blocked two extreme, politically-motivated anti-choice bills. The bills would have banned abortion care after 20 weeks [...]

Another Attempt To Close Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic

By |March 25th, 2015|

Early Monday morning, NAF member Jackson Women’s Health Organization was vandalized. In the early morning hours, a masked intruder trespassed onto the property where he cut power lines, damaged a generator the clinic is required [...]

NAF’s Vicki Saporta on the Sustainable Growth Rate Hyde provision

By |March 24th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 24, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, on the Sustainable Growth Rate Hyde provision:  Abortion [...]

NAF Mourns the Loss of Dr. Millie Hanson

By |March 17th, 2015|

We are sad to report the passing of longtime NAF member Dr. Mildred “Millie” Hanson. Millie was a founding member of NAF, a women’s health pioneer, and beloved colleague. She died late the night of [...]

Tell us why you #AppreciateProviders

By |March 10th, 2015|

March 10 is the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers. This day was set aside in 1996 to commemorate the 1993 assassination of Dr. David Gunn, the first provider murdered by an anti-abortion extremist. [...]

I am forever grateful

By |March 6th, 2015|

To whom it may concern, I'm sure you hear from women who tell you that they never thought they would find themselves in the situation they were in when faced with the choice of abortion. [...]

Busting Abortion Care Myths

By |March 3rd, 2015|

There are many myths—about who chooses abortion care, about providers, etc-- perpetuated by anti-choice proponents, but one of the most harmful lies they circulate is their misinformed belief that abortion care is not safe. They [...]

February 2015

NM House Committee Advances 20-Week Ban

By |February 26th, 2015|

Even though Albuquerque voters turned out in record numbers in 2013 to defeat a 20-week ban, anti-choice members in the New Mexico House have passed a similar ban out of committee. H.B. 390 is a [...]

Admitting Privileges Case Could be Heard by Supreme Court

By |February 24th, 2015|

Last Wednesday, Mississippi asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a law aimed at closing the last remaining abortion clinic in the state. This politically-motivated and medically unnecessary law would force a physician providing abortion [...]

Criminalizing Physicians who Provide Abortion Care

By |February 20th, 2015|

This week, NAF member Dr. David Grimes published a great post on Huffington Post about how some new anti-abortion bills would criminalize physicians for providing safe medical care. As Grimes writes: “A physician sometimes winds [...]

NAF Members Targeted by Anti-Choice Campaign

By |February 20th, 2015|

This week starts an annual anti-choice campaign that will target a number of our members with increased protests and disruption for the next 40 days. Although the majority of our members deal with protesters throughout [...]

January 2015

House Passes H.R. 7 on Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

By |January 22nd, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 22, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org House Passes H.R. 7 on Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National [...]

December 2014

Groups Urge Obama to Eliminate Abortion Funding Restrictions from Budget

By |December 5th, 2014|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, December 5, 2014 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Groups Urge Obama to Eliminate Abortion Funding Restrictions from Budget Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) joined 81 organizations [...]

Virginia Board of Health Will Reexamine Politically-Motivated Regulations Targeting Abortion Providers

By |December 5th, 2014|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, December 4, 2014 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Virginia Board of Health Will Reexamine Politically-Motivated Regulations Targeting Abortion Providers Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of [...]

November 2014

What we’re Thankful for here at NAF…

By |November 26th, 2014|

This holiday season, we wanted to share some of the things that we are thankful for here at NAF: We’re thankful for our amazing and compassionate NAF Members who provide high-quality, patient-centered abortion care. Our [...]

North Dakota Voters Reject Personhood Measure

By |November 4th, 2014|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, November 4, 2014 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881 ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org North Dakota Voters Reject Personhood Measure Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation [...]

Colorado Voters Reject Personhood Amendment

By |November 4th, 2014|

Today, Colorado voters rejected Amendment 67, which would have redefined “person” in the state criminal code and granted constitutional rights from the moment of conception. This is the third “personhood” ballot initiative Coloradans have defeated [...]

October 2014

International Day of Rural Women Reminds of Need for Abortion Access

By |October 15th, 2014|

Today has been designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Rural Women—a day to recognize the critical role and contributions of rural women throughout the world and to address the unique challenges [...]