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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September 2015

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 [...]

Red River Women’s Clinic Receives Standard of Excellence Award

By |May 6th, 2015|

CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Red River Women’s Clinic Receives Standard of Excellence Award This year, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) awarded the George R. Tiller “Attitude is Everything” [...]

Virginia AG Clarifies Application of Architectural Regs

By |May 5th, 2015|

Yesterday, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring reversed the legal advice of former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, and clarified that building and construction requirements apply to new construction and not existing abortion providers in the state. [...]

April 2015

H.B. 465: An Anti-Choice Bill Full of Contradictions

By |April 9th, 2015|

In North Carolina, anti-choice politicians have filed H.B. 465 which will not only extend the state’s waiting period to 72 hours and only allow OB-GYNs to provide abortion care, the bill will also prevent the [...]

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 [...]