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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June 2017

BREAKING: Attempt to Disqualify Judge Fails

By |June 26th, 2017|

Today, U.S. District Judge James Donato denied the Center for Medical Progess’ (CMP) request to disqualify Judge William Orrick from continuing to preside over our case. CMP filed the motion to disqualify Orrick two years into our case—on the eve of a hearing to determine if CMP and David Daleiden should be held in contempt [...]

May 2017

The AHCA Would Have Devastating Consequences

By |May 4th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the passing of the American Health Care Act (AHCA): If this health care repeal bill becomes law, it would have devastating consequences for millions of women and families. The core provisions of the AHCA are an assault on women's access to [...]

April 2017

CADTH recommends medical abortion reimbursement

By |April 20th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation Canada on the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) recommendation on Mifegymiso: We are pleased that CADTH has recommended that mifepristone and misoprostol be reimbursed for medical abortion care. CADTH’s recommendation will help make medical abortion care more widely accessible [...]

NAF Releases 2016 Violence & Disruption Statistics

By |April 19th, 2017|

An escalation in hate speech, intimidation, and obstruction as well as a decrease in extreme violence Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) released 2016 statistics on violence and disruption against abortion providers. While there was a decrease in extreme violence—with no murders or attempted murders—the statistics show an increase in a wide range of intimidation [...]

Senate Confirms Gorsuch for SCOTUS

By |April 7th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch: Instead of insisting on a consensus nominee who could garner 60 votes in the U.S. Senate, Majority Leader McConnell orchestrated a vote to change Senate rules so that Gorsuch could be confirmed with a simple [...]

BREAKING: Gorsuch Advances Out of Committee

By |April 3rd, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s 11-9 vote to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch: As the nomination of Neil Gorsuch advances to the full Senate, NAF continues to strongly oppose his confirmation as a Supreme Court Justice. Neil Gorsuch evaded basic questions about protecting [...]

March 2017

Ninth Circuit Affirms NAF’s Preliminary Injunction Against CMP

By |March 29th, 2017|

Today, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s order granting NAF a preliminary injunction prohibiting Biomax Procurement Services LLC, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), David Daleiden, and Troy Newman from releasing recordings and materials they illegally obtained at NAF’s educational meetings. “Today’s ruling helps protect the safety and security of our members,” said Vicki [...]

BREAKING: Arrest warrant issued for anti-abortion smear video creators

By |March 28th, 2017|

Statement by Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Tuesday, the California Attorney General filed a criminal complaint and arrest warrant detailing 15 felony charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt. As we’ve known all along, David Daleiden and his co-conspirators are the ones who broke the law, not abortion providers. [...]

Senate must filibuster

By |March 23rd, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Senate Confirmation Hearing: During this week’s confirmation hearings, Neil Gorsuch evaded basic questions about protecting women’s reproductive rights, and did nothing to assuage our fears that, if confirmed, he would vote to considerably weaken or even overturn Roe [...]

Repro Groups to Senate: Block Gorsuch

By |March 14th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the joint letter to U.S. Senators opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch: Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF), joined by 54 reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations, has called upon U.S. Senators to do everything necessary to block Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil [...]