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

Dr. Henry Morgentaler

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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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May 2009

Appeals Court Upholds Morgentaler’s Right to Challenge Abortion Policy

By |May 22nd, 2009|

Yesterday, the New Brunswick Court of Appeal dismissed the province’s appeal of a recent Court of Queen’s Bench ruling that gave NAF member Dr. Henry Morgentaler standing to challenge New Brunswick's restrictive policy on abortion funding.Chief Justice Ernest Drapeau wrote in the decision that, “neither the Province’s primary nor its alternative contention comes close to [...]

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January 2009

Celebrating 21 Years of Legalized Abortion in Canada

By |January 28th, 2009|

Today we celebrate the 21st anniversary of R v. Morgentaler, which struck down Canada's abortion law as unconstitutional and decriminalized abortion. The lives and health of countless women have been saved by this landmark decision. Before this ruling, it is estimated that 35,000 to 120,000 illegal abortions took place each year, and we may never [...]

New Brunswick Court of Appeal Hears Arguments in Morgentaler Case

By |January 15th, 2009|

Tuesday, the New Brunswick Court of Appeal heard remarks by the provincial government in NAF Member Dr. Henry Morgentaler’s lawsuit challenging the province’s restrictive policy on abortion funding. Current New Brunswick law dictates that a woman can only obtain a funded abortion if it is provided by an obstetrician-gynecologist, in a hospital, and only after [...]

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October 2008

NAF Member Dr. Henry Morgentaler Receives Order of Canada

By |October 10th, 2008|

Today, NAF member Dr. Henry Morgentaler received the Order of Canada at a ceremony in Quebec City. We are extremely proud of Dr. Morgentaler and congratulate him on this great honor.Dr. Morgentaler exemplifies the ideals and principles of the Order of Canada with his lifetime commitment to women’s reproductive freedom. In advance of today’s ceremony, [...]

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July 2008

Majority of Canadians Support Dr. Morgentaler’s Award

By |July 10th, 2008|

Two out of three Canadians either support or somewhat support NAF member Dr. Henry Morgentaler’s appointment to the Order of Canada, according to an opinion poll released this week. The poll, conducted for Canwest News Services and Global National, showed 65% of Canadians supported the decision, with women, Quebecers, and people under age 35 as [...]

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NAF Member Dr. Henry Morgentaler Awarded Order of Canada

By |July 1st, 2008|

We are extremely pleased that Dr. Henry Morgentaler has been awarded the Order of Canada. Dr. Morgentaler exemplifies the ideals and principles of the Order of Canada with his lifetime commitment to women’s reproductive freedom. Canadians owe him a tremendous debt of gratitude for standing up for women’s lives and health at great personal sacrifice [...]

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May 2008

Dr. Henry Morgentaler Honoured by Canadian Labour Congress

By |May 28th, 2008|

Today, the Canadian Labour Congress awarded NAF member Dr. Henry Morgentaler with its highest honour, the Award for Outstanding Service to Humanity, for his work to promote health and equality for women.“It is more than fitting that as we celebrate Dr. Morgentaler’s historic legal victory for women in the Supreme Court of Canada 20 years [...]

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