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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February 2017

We remain deeply concerned

By |February 8th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General: Today, the Senate confirmed abortion opponent Jeff Sessions as Attorney General by a final vote of 52-47.  As the organization representing abortion providers and the women who seek their care, we remain deeply [...]

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 [...]

We need someone who will enforce the law.

By |January 5th, 2017|

President-Elect Trump's decision to nominate Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General cannot go unchallenged. Senator Sessions has consistently opposed reproductive health, rights, and justice, voting 86 times against our issues during his 20 years in the Senate. Tell your Senators to stop Sessions! Senator Sessions has been endorsed by the extremist anti-abortion group Operation Rescue. [...]

June 2016

Leading Experts File Briefs in Support of NAF’s Preliminary Injunction

By |June 9th, 2016|

This week, experts filed six amicus briefs with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the National Abortion Federation’s (NAF’s) preliminary injunction against the Center for Medical Progress and other defendants. The amicus briefs were submitted by journalism scholars and journalists; constitutional law scholars; fetal tissue researchers, scientists, physicians, medical and legal ethicists, and [...]

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 [...]

December 2015

Ninth Circuit Denies Center for Medical Progress’s Latest Appeal

By |December 3rd, 2015|

Today, the Ninth Circuit ruled that the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) must turn over the names of all the people with whom they shared the National Abortion Federation’s (NAF) confidential information. CMP has thus far refused to identify those individuals despite repeatedly being ordered to do so by the district court, claiming they had [...]

November 2015

Thank You to Abortion Providers

By |November 30th, 2015|

Despite this latest terrorist attack in Colorado, clinics across the country are open and caring for patients. We want to thank all of the clinic staff who report to work every day to ensure that women can access the abortion care they need. They are truly heroes, and we are grateful for their courage and [...]

February 2015

NAF Members Targeted by Anti-Choice Campaign

By |February 20th, 2015|

This week starts an annual anti-choice campaign that will target a number of our members with increased protests and disruption for the next 40 days. Although the majority of our members deal with protesters throughout the year, they may see an increase during this campaign, with some having protesters outside of their facilities 24 hours [...]

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 [...]