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.

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20-week ban

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January 2018

Politicians should be protecting, not jeopardizing women’s lives and health.

By |January 29th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on S. 2311:   The Senate, once again, is considering 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. Anti-choice politicians in Congress [...]

May 2015

Politicians should be protecting, not jeopardizing women’s lives and health.

By |May 13th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 13, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Nationwide 20-Week Abortion Ban in Congress Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today, the House of Representatives passed a blatantly unconstitutional nationwide ban on abortion care after 20 weeks (H.R. [...]

March 2015

New Mexico Blocks 20-Week Ban, Parental Involvement Bills

By |March 26th, 2015|

A bit of good news: last week, after four hours of debate, the New Mexico Senate Public Affairs Committee blocked two extreme, politically-motivated anti-choice bills. The bills would have banned abortion care after 20 weeks and would have required patients under 18 years old to notify their parents at least 48 hours before they could [...]

February 2015

NM House Committee Advances 20-Week Ban

By |February 26th, 2015|

Even though Albuquerque voters turned out in record numbers in 2013 to defeat a 20-week ban, anti-choice members in the New Mexico House have passed a similar ban out of committee. H.B. 390 is a politically-motivated piece of legislation that not only directly contradicts the mandate of voters in the state, but ignores the real [...]