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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?

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Abortion: ending your pregnancy.
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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 [...]

February 2017

As his nomination advances, NAF continues to oppose Sessions

By |February 1st, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s 11-9 vote to confirm Jeff Sessions as Attorney General: As the nomination of Jeff Sessions advances to the full Senate, NAF continues to strongly oppose his confirmation as Attorney General of the United States. Sessions has a [...]

January 2017

The Attorney General must lead with impartiality.

By |January 10th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the confirmation hearing of Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General: NAF strongly opposes the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States. Sessions has a long record of opposing protections for abortion providers and we have serious concerns [...]

April 2016

Dramatic Increase in Threats, Violence Directly Correlates with Release of Misleading Videos

By |April 5th, 2016|

Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) released 2015 statistics on violence and disruption against abortion providers. The statistics reflect a dramatic increase in 2015 in hate speech and internet harassment, death threats, attempted murder, and murder, which coincided with the release of heavily-edited, misleading, and inflammatory videos beginning in July. “The sharp rise in threats [...]

March 2014

Kudos to Madison for creating buffer zone

By |March 4th, 2014|

Today, the Capital Times in Wisconsin posted my letter to the editor, applauding the Madison City Council on the passing of a 8-foot buffer zone around medical facilities:   Dear Editor: We applaud the Madison City Council for passing an ordinance that creates a roaming 8-foot buffer zone around patients who are within 160 feet [...]

February 2014

Letter: An effective measure

By |February 25th, 2014|

The Concord Monitor posted my letter to the editor today on the New Hampshire Senate's approval of a 25-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics: We applaud the New Hampshire Senate for approving a 25-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics in the state. In a recent National Abortion Federation survey, 51 percent of clinics in areas [...]

January 2014

Buffer Zones Are Critical to the Safety of Women and Health-Care Providers

By |January 15th, 2014|

This weekend, the Wisconsin State Journal posted my letter to the editor on Wisconsin state Representative Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin misrepresentation of NAF's clinical policy guidelines: - See more at: http://blog.prochoice.org/#sthash.L79pck0t.dpufThis weekend, the Wisconsin State Journal posted my letter to the editor on Wisconsin state Representative Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin misrepresentation of NAF's clinical policy [...]

November 2013

Buffer zones

By |November 25th, 2013|

This weekend, the Wisconsin State Journal posted my letter to the editor on Wisconsin state Representative Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin misrepresentation of NAF's clinical policy guidelines: - See more at: http://blog.prochoice.org/#sthash.L79pck0t.dpufThis weekend, the Wisconsin State Journal posted my letter to the editor on Wisconsin state Representative Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin misrepresentation of NAF's clinical policy [...]

February 2012

Federal Judge Throws Out Challenge to Massachusetts Buffer Zone Law

By |February 24th, 2012|

This week, U.S. District Judge Joseph L. Tauro rejected a challenge to a law that creates a 35-foot fixed buffer zone around the driveways and entrances of women’s health care facilities in Massachusetts.The lawsuit was filed in April 2008 by seven anti-abortion protesters who claimed that the law violated their free speech, free association, due [...]

November 2009

Appeals Court Strikes Down Pittsburgh Buffer Zone Ordinance

By |November 3rd, 2009|

Friday, a federal appeals court struck down a Pittsburgh ordinance that created two types of buffer zones around abortion clinics. The ordinance banned protesters from coming within 15 feet of entrances, and also prohibited them from coming within eight feet of people entering and exiting clinics within a 100-foot buffer zone around clinic entrances. The [...]