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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April 2020

The National Abortion Federation Condemns Anti-Abortion Protests that Increase Risk of COVID-19 Exposure

By |April 22nd, 2020|

At a time when many in the U.S. are complying with public health guidance and practicing social distancing to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep their families and communities safe, anti-abortion protesters are still going to clinics to harass abortion providers and patients seeking care, ignoring social distancing guidelines, and invading people’s personal [...]

NAF Calls for End of Anti-Abortion Protesters Increasing Odds of COVID-19 Exposure

By |April 3rd, 2020|

In a letter, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) has asked Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer to take action, preventing anti-abortion groups from using the guise of “worship services” to continue harassing patients and clinic staff despite the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order. The Very Reverend Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, President and CEO of NAF: As an [...]

February 2020

Leading Litigator Talcott Camp Joins NAF as Chief Legal and Strategy Officer

By |February 25th, 2020|

Leading Litigator Talcott Camp Joins NAF as Chief Legal and Strategy Officer Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) announced that Talcott Camp, JD, will join NAF as the Chief Legal and Strategy Officer in early May. “Talcott Camp is a fierce advocate for abortion providers and has fought inside and outside the courtroom to preserve [...]

January 2020

Trump signals endorsement of lies, harassment, and threats from the anti-abortion movement

By |January 24th, 2020|

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on President Trump's unprecedented decision to attend the anti-choice March for Life: President Trump’s decision to attend the March for Life signals a clear endorsement of the lies, harassment, and threats that come from the anti-abortion movement. President Trump [...]

October 2019

BREAKING: Jackson City Council passes buffer zone

By |October 1st, 2019|

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on Jackson, Mississippi health center buffer zone: "We applaud the Jackson City Council for approving a 15-foot buffer zone near the front entrance of health care facilities. We are proud to call Jackson Women’s Health a NAF member [...]

May 2019

2018: Alarming escalation in anti-abortion trespassing, obstruction, and vandalism

By |May 24th, 2019|

National Abortion Federation Releases 2018 Violence & Disruption Statistics: Escalation in picketing, trespassing, obstruction, vandalism, and online hate speech by anti-abortion individuals Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) released its 2018 statistics on violence and disruption against abortion providers. As anti-abortion politicians continue to test the U.S. Supreme Court by passing unconstitutional anti-abortion laws and [...]

November 2018

We are not sad to see Sessions go.

By |November 7th, 2018|

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine H. Ragsdale, Interim President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on Jeff Sessions resigning: We are not sad to see Jeff Sessions go. We opposed Jeff Sessions’ nomination and confirmation as Attorney General from the very beginning due to our serious concerns that Sessions would never adequately [...]

May 2018

Convicted Anti-Abortion Criminal Released After 30 Years in Prison

By |May 22nd, 2018|

Rachelle “Shelley” Shannon, an anti-abortion criminal convicted of clinic blockades, arsons, butyric acid attacks, aggravated assault with a gun, and the attempted murder of Dr. George Tiller has been released after nearly 30 years in prison. “Her release is very concerning,” said Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF). “This is [...]

Escalation in picketing, trespassing, obstruction, clinic blockades, invasions, and threats of harm by anti-abortion extremists

By |May 7th, 2018|

Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) released its 2017 statistics on violence and disruption against abortion providers. With anti-abortion extremists feeling emboldened by the current political environment, NAF members reported an escalation of hostility and targeted activity in 2017. Trespassing more than tripled, death threats/threats of harm nearly doubled, and incidents of obstruction rose from [...]

November 2017

No Parole for Murderer Griffin

By |November 1st, 2017|

By Vicki Saporta Today, the State of Florida Commission on Offender Review is reviewing the case of Michael Frederick Griffin, a convicted murderer who shot and killed Dr. David Gunn in 1993 as Gunn walked from his car to the Pensacola Women’s Medical Services clinic where he provided abortion care. Griffin—a man who had a [...]