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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January 2017

The Attorney General must lead with impartiality.

By |January 10th, 2017|

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 [...]

We need someone who will enforce the law.

By |January 5th, 2017|

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. [...]

April 2016

Dramatic Increase in Threats, Violence Directly Correlates with Release of Misleading Videos

By |April 5th, 2016|

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 [...]

December 2015

Man making online threats following release of highly-edited videos arrested

By |December 15th, 2015|

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 [...]

November 2015

Shooting at NAF Member Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs

By |November 27th, 2015|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today, a shooter entered a NAF member Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and held clinic staff and patients hostage for several hours. During that time, he exchanged gunfire with law enforcement, reportedly killing three people, and injuring at least nine [...]

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 [...]

April 2010

Man Arrested for Threatening NAF Member

By |April 7th, 2010|

A Dallas man is facing federal charges for threatening NAF member Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center in Dallas, TX. Erlyndon Joseph Lo, 27, went to the Plano federal courthouse last Friday and filed a court document saying that at noon that day, he was planning to go to the clinic and "use deadly force…," according to [...]

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July 2009

Report Spotlights Harassment and Threats Against Abortion Providers

By |July 24th, 2009|

This week, the Center for Reproductive Rights released Defending Human Rights: Abortion Providers Facing Threats, Restrictions, and Harassment, a report examining harassment and state laws targeting abortion providers in six states.Several NAF members were interviewed for the report, including members from Pennsylvania who are also featured in this video:Recommendations made in the report include improving [...]

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April 2009

Appeals Court Upholds Life Sentence for Anti-Abortion Extremist

By |April 6th, 2009|

Today, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan found no merit to challenges raised by anti-abortion extremist and murderer James Kopp, including an argument that his sniper-style slaying in 1998 of NAF member Dr. Barnett Slepian in the kitchen of his suburban Buffalo home was not intentional.According to the court, “Kopp was convicted [...]

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March 2008

New York Times Raises Concerns About Justice Department Nominee

By |March 17th, 2008|

Today, The New York Times published an editorial, which expressed concerns over the nomination of Grace C. Becker to the position of Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.The Civil Rights Division is responsible for overseeing the enforcement of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act. [...]

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