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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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, [...]

April 2016

House Arms Committee votes to continue restricting access to health care for service women and their families

By |April 27th, 2016|

Statement by Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the failure of the House Armed Services Committee to pass the Speier-Veasey Amendment to the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act: Women who serve our country and their family members should not be denied access to abortion care in military treatment facilities [...]

March 2016

PEI will expand abortion access

By |March 31st, 2016|

  Statement by Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and the National Abortion Federation Canada, on the Premier's announcement about abortion access in PEI: We applaud the Premier’s announcement today to respect Charter Rights and make safe, legal abortion care available on PEI. Women should not have to travel out [...]

January 2016

Celebrating 28 Years of Legalized Abortion in Canada

By |January 28th, 2016|

Today marks the 28th anniversary of the R v. Morgentaler decision, which decriminalized abortion in Canada. This landmark decision has undoubtedly protected the health and saved the lives of countless women and changed the legal landscape in Canada. Before Jan. 28, 1988, abortion was permitted only in very limited circumstances. Hospitals with Therapeutic Abortion Committees [...]

NAF Files Brief Urging SCOTUS to Overturn Texas Clinic Shutdown Law

By |January 5th, 2016|

The National Abortion Federation (NAF) filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the Fifth Circuit’s decision to uphold the sham laws in Texas, which shut down half the abortion clinics in the state and imposed an unconstitutional burden on women’s ability to access abortion care. The case, Whole Woman’s Health v. [...]

November 2015

We stand in solidarity

By |November 28th, 2015|

Yesterday, our community withstood a heartbreaking attack in Colorado. Our hearts and thoughts continue to go out to the families of those who were killed and to those who were injured. We also send thanks to the brave clinic staff in Colorado Springs who endured the attack and acted quickly to ensure patients were safe. [...]

SCOTUS will hear challenge to HB2, TX’s TRAP law

By |November 13th, 2015|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the SCOTUS decision to take up Whole Women's Health v. Cole: Today the Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in our members’ case challenging laws that have shut down clinics in Texas. This is an important first step in restoring [...]

September 2015

I am pro-choice because every situation is different

By |September 7th, 2015|

I am pro-choice because every situation is different, finances and everything. My situation: I already have a lovely family of six-- yes, six!!! When I found out I was pregnant, I was not happy. I cried-- especially since the partner didn't want anything to do with me and said it might not be his. I [...]

August 2015

Dirty Dancing and Reproductive Justice

By |August 21st, 2015|

28 years ago today, Patrick Swayze’s character Johnny lifted Jennifer Grey’s character Baby while “I’ve had the time of my life” blared in movie theaters across the country for the first time. To this day, Dirty Dancing continues to be a rite of passage for many. The dancing, the music, Jerry Orbach, the reproductive justice [...]

July 2015

Health Canada approves medical abortion medication

By |July 29th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 29, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell)   Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and NAF Canada: The approval of mifepristone is great news for women in Canada. Mifepristone has been safely and effectively used by millions of [...]