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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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 [...]

May 2012

California Measure Would Have Expanded Abortion Access

By |May 8th, 2012|

Today, my blog on the withdrawal of a California state bill that would have allowed advanced practice clinicians to provide first trimester aspiration abortion care, was posted on RH Reality Check: In late February, California Sen. Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) introduced a bill in the state Senate that would allow nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), [...]

June 2008

Arizona Senate Rejects Bill Preventing Nurses from Providing Abortion Care

By |June 27th, 2008|

Yesterday, the Arizona Senate defeated a House-passed bill preventing advanced practice nurses from providing abortion care. This bill would have contradicted last month’s decision by the Arizona Board of Nursing that it is within the scope of practice of appropriately trained advanced practice nurses in the state to provide early aspiration abortion care.A nurse's scope [...]

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February 2008

South Africa’s Parliament Approves Legislation to Increase Abortion Access

By |February 7th, 2008|

Today, South Africa's Parliament passed a bill to increase abortion access. The proposed law would allow for increased hours at abortion facilities, remove the requirement of mandating pre-approval to obtain abortion care, and permit nurses to provide abortion services.The legislation will now be referred to President Thabo Mbeki to sign into law.>Learn more about reproductive [...]

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