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

Canada

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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 [...]

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) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   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 [...]

June 2015

PEI takes first step, but more is needed

By |June 2nd, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 2, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Statement of Dawn Fowler, Canadian Director, National Abortion Federation: Today, the Government of Prince Edward Island announced a new arrangement, which will enable Island women to access abortion care in Moncton and have the procedure covered by [...]

November 2014

Positive Development in New Brunswick, but Further Steps Needed

By |November 26th, 2014|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, November 26, 2014 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org Positive Development in New Brunswick, but Further Steps Needed Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of NAF Canada: Today’s announcement by Premiere Gallant is an important step to ensuring that women in New Brunswick can access the abortion care [...]

January 2013

The Battle for the Right to an Abortion Was Hard Fought. Let’s Protect the Rights We’ve Earned

By |January 28th, 2013|

Today, the Vancouver Sun published my op-ed in honor of the 25th anniversary of the historic R v. Morgentaler decision, which struck down Canada's abortion law as unconstitutional and decriminalized abortion.  Today marks the 25th anniversary of R v. Morgentaler, the Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion in Canada. This landmark decision has undoubtedly protected [...]

June 2010

Press Conference: Abortion and the G8 Summit

By |June 22nd, 2010|

This week, we held a press conference in Ottawa with other leading Canadian women’s and reproductive rights organizations to address family planning and abortion care in the G8 maternal and child health initiative. Following the press conference, we delivered letters signed by more than 100 international organizations and government officials from the G8 and other [...]

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February 2010

Maternal Health Pledge Must Include Access to Safe Abortion Care

By |February 11th, 2010|

Today, I issued the following statement:Last week, Prime Minister Harper announced that he plans to make maternal health in the developing world a priority when he hosts the G8 summit in June. If the Prime Minister is truly serious about improving women’s health internationally, his initiatives must address the comprehensive maternal and reproductive health care [...]

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Letter to the Editor: Abortion and the Health Pledge

By |February 5th, 2010|

Today, my letter to the editor was published in The Globe and Mail:If the Prime Minister is serious about improving women’s health internationally, his initiatives must address the comprehensive maternal and reproductive health care needs of women, including access to safe abortion care. As we’ve seen here and in other countries around the world, access [...]

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August 2009

Government of New Brunswick Will Not Appeal Morgentaler Ruling

By |August 21st, 2009|

This week, the provincial government of New Brunswick announced that it will not appeal the May 21 court decision granting NAF member Dr. Henry Morgentaler legal standing to challenge the province's restrictive policy on abortion funding.This official acceptance of the May 21 appeals court decision means that Dr. Morgentaler's lawsuit can move forward in court. [...]

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