Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on federal judge blocking Georgia’s 6-week abortion ban:
“District Judge Steve C. Jones’ ruling blocking Georgia’s 6-week abortion ban is important and appreciated. The heavy-handed 6-week abortion ban is blatantly unconstitutional, dangerous and disrespectful to women, and should never be allowed to take effect. We applaud our members for challenging this law and stand ready to help Georgians access the abortion care they need.”
The National Abortion Federation (NAF) is the professional association of abortion providers. Our members include individuals, private and non-profit clinics, Planned Parenthood affiliates, women’s health centers, physicians’ offices, and hospitals who together care for approximately half the women who choose abortion in the U.S. and Canada each year. Our members also include public hospitals and both public and private clinics in Mexico City and private clinics in Colombia. NAF unites, represents, serves, and supports abortion providers in delivering patient-centered, evidence-based care.