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.

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August 2019

NAF Launches Pre-Paid Gas Card Program to Help Patients Obtain Abortion Care

By |August 14th, 2019|

Today, amid increasing restrictions on abortion care, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and its 40-year-old Hotline have announced a new pilot program to help some member clinics provide pre-paid gas cards to patients seeking abortion care. The cost of the actual abortion procedure is only one expense women must manage when they need an abortion. [...]

January 2019

McConnell files cloture for harmful anti-abortion S. 109

By |January 16th, 2019|

Today, Senator Mitch McConnell filed cloture for S. 109, an extreme and harmful anti-abortion bill, giving it a procedural vote without even a committee hearing. S. 109 would prevent millions of women in America from obtaining private insurance coverage for abortion care. It would also permanently restrict federal dollars from covering abortion care for women [...]

August 2015

Dirty Dancing and Reproductive Justice

By |August 21st, 2015|

28 years ago today, Patrick Swayze’s character Johnny lifted Jennifer Grey’s character Baby while “I’ve had the time of my life” blared in movie theaters across the country for the first time. To this day, Dirty Dancing continues to be a rite of passage for many. The dancing, the music, Jerry Orbach, the reproductive justice [...]

April 2015

Once again, we’ve seen politicians use women’s lives as a bargaining chip for political gain

By |April 14th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 14, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell)   Statement from Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, on the passage of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR):   Tonight, senators had the chance to truly make women’s health a priority by passing Senator [...]

August 2012

Wednesday’s Words from Women

By |August 15th, 2012|

I lost my job and haven’t been able to find another one since. My boyfriend only works part-time and isn’t helping me anymore. I already have three children and I can barely take care of them. It would be wrong for me to bring another life into this world. Thank you for your help and [...]

Wednesday’s Words From Women

By |August 1st, 2012|

I’ve been in an abusive marriage for 15 years. When I finally got up enough courage to leave him I found out I was pregnant. I couldn’t be connected to this man for the rest of my life. This is the right choice for me and I am so thankful I have the right to [...]

June 2012

Wednesday’s Words From Women

By |June 27th, 2012|

I’m writing to give my sincere gratitude for the help NAF has given me. I am a single mother of five children and my youngest child is only eight months old. I work hard to support them, and any unforeseen expenses are next to impossible for me to handle. Continuing this pregnancy would have had [...]

Wednesday’s Words from Women

By |June 6th, 2012|

I’m in school and my fiancé is in Afghanistan. Money is very tight right now and I just want to finish school, and get married before starting a family. --Submitted by Kat* through a member clinicI’m a 27-year-old single mother. I currently work part-time and I am in college to make a better life for [...]

May 2012

Wednesday’s Words from Women

By |May 30th, 2012|

With two teenage children and being 40 years old, I was not planning on or ready to start raising another child. I am a nurse and was recently laid off so my finances are limited. After the initial visit, I was a few weeks farther than I originally thought. Without the help and support from [...]

February 2012

Wednesday’s Words from Women

By |February 15th, 2012|

My birth control was replaced with a different brand—not the kind I normally use. My menstrual cycle was off so I decided to go see my doctor to find out what was going on. He gave me a pregnancy test and the results were negative. I was then given a prescription for birth control I [...]