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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January 2017

NAF applauds the EACH Woman Act

By |January 31st, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the introduction of the EACH Woman Act: I applaud Representative Barbara Lee and Representative Jan Schakowsky along with Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Diana DeGette and Louise Slaughter and all of the co-sponsors for re-introducing the EACH Woman Act and taking a [...]

Global HER Act to Permanently Repeal the Global Gag Rule

By |January 25th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the Introduction of the Global Health Empowerment and Rights (HER) Act to Permanently Repeal the Global Gag Rule: We thank Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) for their leadership in introducing the Global HER Act and for taking bold [...]

December 2016

No Evidence of Wrongdoing By Abortion Providers

By |December 5th, 2016|

Today, the Democratic Members of the Select Investigative Panel, which has been investigating abortion providers for the last 15 months, issued a 112-page report affirming that their investigation has found no evidence of wrongdoing by abortion providers, researchers, or companies involved in fetal tissue donation and research. “It’s no surprise that just like 17 other [...]

Saporta: The Select Panel should be disbanded

By |December 1st, 2016|

Statement by Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the passing of H.R. 933 funding for the Select Panel:   “The Select Panel should be disbanded, not given more taxpayer money to waste on a political witch hunt that is based on false and bogus information.” ### The National Abortion [...]

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 [...]

March 2016

New FDA label for medical abortion pill, Mifeprex

By |March 30th, 2016|

Statement by Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the New FDA Label for Medical Abortion Pill, Mifeprex: We are delighted that the FDA has approved a label change, which brings the label for mifepristone in-line with scientific research and evidence-based practice. Since mifepristone was initially approved by the FDA [...]

July 2015

NAF President and CEO, Vicki Saporta: The EACH Woman Act would ensure health coverage for abortion for every woman

By |July 8th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the introduction of the EACH Woman Act: I applaud Representatives Lee, Schakowsky, DeGette, and all of the co-sponsors for introducing the EACH Woman Act and taking [...]

May 2015

Politicians should be protecting, not jeopardizing women’s lives and health.

By |May 13th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 13, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Nationwide 20-Week Abortion Ban in Congress Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today, the House of Representatives passed a blatantly unconstitutional nationwide ban on abortion care after 20 weeks (H.R. [...]

April 2015

A woman’s reproductive health is personal—her boss or the federal government shouldn’t be involved.

By |April 30th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 30, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org Statement of National Abortion Federation (NAF) President and CEO, Vicki Saporta, on the passage of H.J. Res. 43:   Tonight, the House of Representatives approved a measure (H.J. Res. 43) to block DC’s Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act [...]

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) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   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 [...]