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.

Need Help?

For information and financial assistance, call the NAF hotline:

1-800-772-9100

For clinic referrals only (no funding):

1-877-257-0012

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January 2016

NAF Statement in Support of Planned Parenthood Lawsuit

By |January 14th, 2016|

Today, with our full support, our partners at Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit against the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), BioMax Procurement Services, David Daleiden, Troy Newman, and others, seeking to hold them accountable at law for their dangerous smear campaign against providers of abortion care.  The National Abortion Federation (NAF) filed a lawsuit [...]

December 2015

Man making online threats following release of highly-edited videos arrested

By |December 15th, 2015|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on arrest of man making online threats following release of highly-edited videos: Since the release of highly-edited, misleading videos this summer, we have recorded an unprecedented increase in hate speech, threats, and calls to action targeting abortion providers. Some of the most [...]

October 2013

California Governor Signs Bill to Allow APCs to Provide Abortion Care

By |October 9th, 2013|

Today, I issued the following statement on California Governor Jerry Brown's approval of AB 154, which will allow nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and nurse midwives (CNMs) to provide first trimester aspiration abortion care.Today, I issued the following statement on the Virginia Board of Health's approval of the state's abortion clinic restrictions: - See [...]

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), [...]

August 2009

Federal Judge Upholds Oakland Bubble Zone Ordinance

By |August 7th, 2009|

Tuesday, a federal judge ruled that a 2008 Oakland city ordinance barring abortion protesters from coming within eight feet of women entering and exiting abortion clinics is constitutional. Anti-abortion protester Walter Hoye challenged the ordinance’s constitutionality, and claimed that police applied it unfairly to anti-abortion protesters after he was cited for violating the ordinance last [...]

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November 2008

California Voters Reject Proposition 4

By |November 5th, 2008|

Parental notification laws like Proposition 4 endanger the health and safety of teens. Today, California voters once again rejected this type of dangerous barrier for teens attempting to access abortion care.While parents rightly want to be involved in the decisions of their teenage daughters, good family communication cannot be legislated. California already leads the nation [...]

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September 2008

California Parental Involvement Measure Attacks Legalized Abortion

By |September 17th, 2008|

Monday’s LA Times ran an editorial exposing a California parental involvement measure for its attempts to create more obstacles for women attempting to access abortion care. This is the third time such a measure has been placed on the ballot after attempts in 2005 and 2006 were defeated.

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August 2008

Lawsuit Demands Removal of Misleading Information from California Voter Guide

By |August 4th, 2008|

Friday, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California and other groups filed a lawsuit to remove misleading language about a parental notification ballot initiative from material submitted for the official voter guide. The language in question includes a story used by supporters of the initiative to justify the legislation, although Planned Parenthood argues that parental notification would [...]

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July 2008

Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation Protecting Providers and Patients from Violence

By |July 28th, 2008|

This past Friday, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed SB 1770 to extend the state’s Reproductive Rights Law Enforcement Act by five years. Originally passed in 2006, the Reproductive Rights Law Enforcement Act requires the state to collect and analyze information on anti-reproductive rights crimes.There have been several cited cases of violence against clinicians and patients [...]

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June 2008

Anti-Abortion Protester Charged with Violating Oakland Bubble Zone Ordinance

By |June 11th, 2008|

Anti-abortion protester Walter Hoye was due in court today on four misdemeanor charges of violating an Oakland bubble zone ordinance.The bubble zone ordinance protects patients, doctors, nurses, and other employees of reproductive health care facilities as well as volunteer escorts who assist people entering and exiting the facilities. The ordinance prohibits several different behaviors at [...]

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