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…

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“America needs an Attorney General who will lead with impartiality, respect the rule of law that protects access to abortion care, and hold anti-abortion extremists accountable for their actions,” said The Very Reverend Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, Interim President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF).  “William Barr is not that nominee.” Barr made his…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on arrest of man making online threats following release of highly-edited videos: Since the release of highly-edited, misleading videos this summer, we have recorded an unprecedented increase in hate speech, threats, and calls to action targeting abortion providers. Some of the most…

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