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 the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order. The Very Reverend Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, President and CEO of NAF: As an [...]

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 Care Network, the National Abortion Federation, Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Physicians for Reproductive Health, and Planned Parenthood released [...]

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 the provision of abortion care under the state’s order barring all “non-essential” surgeries and procedures. NAF condemns in the strongest [...]

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 in Canada during this time of crisis. We call on governments and health sectors to continue to ensure that abortion [...]

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, hospitals are preparing for a surge in COVID-19 cases and increased strain on their staff, resources, and systems, and will [...]

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 May. “Talcott Camp is a fierce advocate for abortion providers and has fought inside and outside the courtroom to preserve [...]

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 for Life signals a clear endorsement of the lies, harassment, and threats that come from the anti-abortion movement. President Trump [...]

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 raised a number of concerning and challenging issues about our movement. I spoke to this reporter for more than an [...]

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 Parenthood’s favor on each of its claims, including finding that the defendants violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act [...]

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. Ragsdale has served as Interim President and CEO since September 2018.  “We are pleased to announce that Katherine will be [...]