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

Federal Abortion Ban

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December 2019

We’re in this together.

By |December 2nd, 2019|

A note from NAF's President and CEO, The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale: I am sure many of you saw yesterday’s New York Times piece, “How a Divided Left is Losing the Battle on Abortion,” which raised a number of concerning and challenging issues about our movement. I spoke to this reporter for more than an [...]

April 2016

House Arms Committee votes to continue restricting access to health care for service women and their families

By |April 27th, 2016|

Statement by Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the failure of the House Armed Services Committee to pass the Speier-Veasey Amendment to the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act: Women who serve our country and their family members should not be denied access to abortion care in military treatment facilities [...]

January 2014

Statement on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution hearing of the so-called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”

By |January 9th, 2014|

I issued the following statement today on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution hearing of the so-called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” Today, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing on H.R. 7, the so-called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” This bill, introduced by Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), is yet [...]

June 2009

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Virginia Abortion Ban

By |June 26th, 2009|

Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a Virginia abortion ban by a vote of 6-5. The decision reversed a 2-1 panel ruling in May 2008 that struck down the law on grounds that it would impose an “undue burden” on a woman’s right to obtain abortion care.The 2008 ruling affirmed [...]

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January 2008

Vogue Writer Shares Abortion Story

By |January 17th, 2008|

In this month’s Vogue, writer Lori Campbell shares her experience with a complicated pregnancy and her decision to obtain a second trimester abortion. In 1998, 22 weeks into a wanted pregnancy, Campbell was diagnosed with an incompetent cervix. Her water broke, and doctors told her she would likely go into labor within a week and [...]

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April 2007

National Abortion Federation Calls on Members of Congress to Sponsor and Support the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA)

By |April 19th, 2007|

Here is the press release we issued today:Washington, DC - Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, released the following statement today urging members of Congress to sponsor and support the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA):The United States Supreme Court ruling upholding the federal abortion ban was a major setback for women’s [...]

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The Supreme Court Turns Back the Clock on Women’s Health

By |April 19th, 2007|

NAF condemned a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding a federal law banning certain abortions. The Bush Court clearly put politics ahead of protecting women's health."This decision is a major setback for women's health," said Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of NAF. "It undermines the health protections afforded by Roe v. Wade and opens [...]

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ACLU and National Abortion Federation Criticize Decision by U.S. Supreme Court Upholding Federal Abortion Ban

By |April 18th, 2007|

Here is the press release we issued today:WASHINGTON – The American Civil Liberties Union and the National Abortion Federation (NAF) today sharply criticized a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding a federal law banning certain abortions. It is the first abortion decision from the Supreme Court since Justice Sandra Day O’Connor retired. Both organizations [...]

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Supreme Court Decision Expected Soon in Federal Abortion Ban Challenges

By |April 4th, 2007|

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon issue a decision in two legal challenges to a federal ban on abortion. The Federal Abortion Ban was signed into law by President Bush in 2003. This dangerous and extreme measure prohibits abortions as early as 13 weeks in pregnancy, abortions that doctors say are safe and among the [...]

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November 2006

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Argument in Federal Abortion Ban Challenges

By |November 8th, 2006|

ACLU and National Abortion Federation Call on Court to Hold Women's Health ParamountThe U.S. Supreme Court heard argument today in two legal challenges to a federal ban on abortion. The American Civil Liberties Union and the National Abortion Federation (NAF) submitted friend-of-the-court briefs in each of the cases. Both organizations have called on the Court [...]

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