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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January 2017

The Attorney General must lead with impartiality.

By |January 10th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the confirmation hearing of Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General: NAF strongly opposes the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States. Sessions has a long record of opposing protections for abortion providers and we have serious concerns [...]

The Attorney General must lead with impartiality. #StopSessions

By |January 9th, 2017|

Testimony of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO National Abortion Federation Submitted to the Judiciary Committee United States Senate Hearing on the Nomination of Jeff Sessions to be the Attorney General of the United States January 10, 2017   I would like to thank Chairman Grassley and Members of the Committee for allowing me the opportunity [...]

I have received threats against my life #StopSessions

By |January 9th, 2017|

Written Testimony of Julie A. Burkhart, a NAF member Trust Women Foundation Founder and CEO for a Hearing on Attorney General Nomination Submitted to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee January 10, 2017 My name is Julie A. Burkhart, and I am the Founder and CEO of Trust  Women Foundation, which operates reproductive health care clinics [...]

We need someone who will enforce the law.

By |January 5th, 2017|

President-Elect Trump's decision to nominate Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General cannot go unchallenged. Senator Sessions has consistently opposed reproductive health, rights, and justice, voting 86 times against our issues during his 20 years in the Senate. Tell your Senators to stop Sessions! Senator Sessions has been endorsed by the extremist anti-abortion group Operation Rescue. [...]

December 2016

No Evidence of Wrongdoing By Abortion Providers

By |December 5th, 2016|

Today, the Democratic Members of the Select Investigative Panel, which has been investigating abortion providers for the last 15 months, issued a 112-page report affirming that their investigation has found no evidence of wrongdoing by abortion providers, researchers, or companies involved in fetal tissue donation and research. “It’s no surprise that just like 17 other [...]

Saporta: The Select Panel should be disbanded

By |December 1st, 2016|

Statement by Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the passing of H.R. 933 funding for the Select Panel:   “The Select Panel should be disbanded, not given more taxpayer money to waste on a political witch hunt that is based on false and bogus information.” ### The National Abortion [...]

November 2016

Remembering Attorney General Reno

By |November 7th, 2016|

As we mourn her loss, NAF member Carole Joffe shares her memory of former Attorney General Janet Reno: In more than 25 years of attending NAF annual meetings, one of the most powerful (and wonderful) memories I have is of Janet Reno addressing NAF members at the 1999 meeting in Atlanta. After she spoke eloquently [...]

NAF mourns the death of former Attorney General Janet Reno

By |November 7th, 2016|

Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, on the passing of former Attorney General Janet Reno and her legacy addressing anti-abortion violence: NAF and our members mourn the death of former Attorney General Janet Reno, a woman of great integrity who understood the impact of appropriate law enforcement response to anti-abortion violence. [...]

July 2016

What’s happened since the Supreme Court’s Whole Woman’s Health decision?

By |July 6th, 2016|

We have received a number of requests to have our "The Burden is Undue" rally signs you've seen everywhere available as a t-shirt. So, we had to make it happen! You can purchase one of these shirts here.  Make sure you order your shirt before July 20th to get it in the first batch to [...]

June 2016

SCOTUS Strikes Down Part Of Texas TRAP Law, H.B. 2

By |June 27th, 2016|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt: Today’s Supreme Court decision is an important first step in restoring abortion access for women in Texas and keeping high-quality clinics open. We could not be prouder of our members, [...]