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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November 2017

Subcommittee on Constitution Considers Unconstitutional Ban

By |November 1st, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on today's H.R. 490 hearing: Today, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing on an unconstitutional bill that could ban most abortions before a woman even knows that she is pregnant. H.R. 490, the so-called “Heartbeat [...]

Murderer Michael Griffin Denied Parole

By |November 1st, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the denial of Michael Griffin's request for parole: We are relieved that the State of Florida Commission on Offender Review denied parole for convicted murderer Michael Frederick Griffin. Griffin is an assassin who deserves to spend the rest of his life [...]

October 2017

Ontario creates safe zones around clinics and homes

By |October 26th, 2017|

Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation Canada on the creation of 50-metre “safe zones” outside abortion clinics, pharmacies providing medical abortion medication, and abortion providers’ homes in Ontario: We applaud the passage of the Protecting a Woman’s Right to Access Abortion Services Act (Bill 163) to help ensure patients and their [...]

Another Unconstitutional Abortion Ban

By |October 3rd, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the passing of H.R. 36: Today, the House of Representatives once again passed a blatantly unconstitutional nationwide ban on abortion care after 20 weeks, which is a threat to women’s lives and health, and at odds with medical standards of care. [...]

September 2017

ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Maine Family Planning take on Maine’s abortion restriction

By |September 20th, 2017|

Statement from Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the ACLU and Planned Parenthood's challenge of Maine's medically-unnecessary abortion restriction: We applaud the ACLU and Planned Parenthood as they challenge yet another medically-unnecessary restriction on women’s access to abortion care on behalf of NAF members. Today, the groups are challenging [...]

July 2017

Health Care Repeal: Devastating consequences for millions of women and families

By |July 27th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): If the latest version of the health care repeal bill passes, it would have devastating consequences for millions of women and families, who would lose access to necessary health care coverage. Even the “slimmed-down” version being considered by the Senate tonight would [...]

Judge Holds Daleiden, CMP in Contempt

By |July 17th, 2017|

Today, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California held the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), David Daleiden, and Daleiden’s criminal attorneys Steve Cooley and Brentford Ferreira in civil contempt for multiple violations of our Preliminary Injunction (PI). NAF’s Preliminary Injunction prohibits Daleiden and his co-conspirators from releasing any footage they [...]

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 [...]