Common Questions and Myths

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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.
Adoption: giving someone else the legal right and responsibility to raise your child.
Parenthood: carrying the pregnancy to term and raising your child.

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Dr. George Tiller

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August 2019

Help people like Patty

By |August 29th, 2019|

On NAF’s toll-free Hotline, we hear from callers every day who are struggling to access the abortion care they need. Some people need help finding an abortion provider who can see them. Others need help paying for their procedure or even money to use for gas to get to and from the clinic once they have an [...]

Honor Dr. Tiller’s legacy

By |August 23rd, 2019|

When NAF member Dr. George Tiller was alive, women traveled from all over the world to his clinic in Wichita, Kansas, to obtain later abortion care. Often these patients had to overcome many obstacles to make it there, and Dr. Tiller and his staff always went above and beyond to provide the most compassionate care. [...]

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 [...]

November 2016

Remembering Attorney General Reno

By |November 7th, 2016|

As we mourn her loss, NAF member Carole Joffe shares her memory of former Attorney General Janet Reno: In more than 25 years of attending NAF annual meetings, one of the most powerful (and wonderful) memories I have is of Janet Reno addressing NAF members at the 1999 meeting in Atlanta. After she spoke eloquently [...]

May 2012

Remembering Dr. Tiller

By |May 31st, 2012|

It's been three years since we lost our dear colleague and friend, Dr. George Tiller. He was truly one of our heroes, and today we remember him and the many ways he improved the lives of women.  This morning, I appeared with NAF member Dr. Willie Parker on Democracy Now!to remember Dr. Tiller and discuss [...]

August 2011

Wednesday’s Words from Women

By |August 10th, 2011|

I had to make the choice at 27 weeks to terminate my pregnancy. One of the greatest experiences I encountered was being taken care of by Dr. George Tiller, God rest his soul. We as woman can NEVER give up on keeping abortion legal. --Submitted by Christian* through our website I chose to terminate this [...]

April 2010

Convicted Murderer Scott Roeder Sentenced

By |April 1st, 2010|

Today I released the following statement:Today a judge in Wichita, KS sentenced anti-abortion extremist and convicted murderer Scott Roeder to the maximum sentence allowed by Kansas law for the murder of NAF member Dr. George Tiller.While this won’t bring Dr. Tiller back, it is important that Roeder spend the rest of his life in prison [...]

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July 2009

Roeder to go to Trial for Tiller Murder

By |July 28th, 2009|

In a preliminary hearing today, Judge Warren Wilbert determined there was enough evidence to send Scott Roeder, 51, to trial on all charges in connection with the murder of NAF member Dr. George Tiller. Roeder has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault.Roeder entered a plea of not [...]

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International Mourning Day Honors Dr. Tiller

By |July 1st, 2009|

Today, women’s health advocates in Europe participated in an International Mourning Day as a tribute to NAF member Dr. George Tiller and a denunciation of his murder. Abortion clinics in Spain closed for the day, and health care professionals in Italy, Belgium, and France wore black armbands in a show of solidarity. Dr. Tiller is [...]

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June 2009

Attorney General Decries Violence Against Abortion Providers

By |June 17th, 2009|

Yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder renewed his call for stronger hate crimes legislation, citing recent fatal shootings, including the murder of NAF member Dr. George Tiller.Holder said nothing could justify the act."We will not tolerate murder or the threat of violence masquerading as political activism," he said. "And we will do all that we can [...]

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