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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April 2013

Statement on the Release of President Obama’s 2014 Budget

By |April 10th, 2013|

Today, I issued the following statement on the release of President Obama’s 2014 budget: The President’s budget takes an important step toward lifting a ban that prohibits DC from using its locally raised revenue to help low-income women obtain the abortion care they need. This discriminatory policy interferes with the rights of DC residents and has [...]

May 2011

New York Times Op-Ed Opposes Smith Bill

By |May 10th, 2011|

The New York Times published an editorial today on the passage of the so-called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” and the bill’s unprecedented attack on women’s access to abortion care. According to the editorial, this bill is not really about federal funding for abortion – which is already prohibited by the Hyde Amendment – [...]

House Passes Unprecedented Attack on Women’s Access to Abortion Care

By |May 4th, 2011|

Today, I released a statement on the House of Representatives' passage of H.R. 3:Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3, the so-called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” This bill, authored by Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), would prevent millions of American women from obtaining private insurance coverage for abortion care even if they pay [...]

House Rules Committee Passes Smith Bill

By |May 3rd, 2011|

Last night, the House Rules Committee passed the so-called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” This bill, authored by Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), is so extreme that it originally attempted to redefine rape and incest. Even without these provisions, the bill is still an unprecedented attack on women’s access to abortion care.This bill would prevent [...]

July 2009

Ryan-DeLauro Bill Addresses Important Women’s Health Care Issues

By |July 23rd, 2009|

Today, we issued the following statement:We commend Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) for introducing legislation which includes programs and policies that take important steps to address women’s needs for access to reproductive health care. The Ryan-DeLauro bill expands access to family planning for low-income women, includes initiatives to reduce unintended pregnancies, and [...]

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June 2009

B.C. Bubble Zone Law Upheld

By |June 30th, 2009|

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of Canada declined to hear a challenge to a provincial law banning protests outside abortion clinics after 11 years of court proceedings. The Court confirmed a unanimous ruling by the British Columbia Appeal Court upholding the Access to Abortion Services Act or “bubble zone” law, which prohibits protesters from [...]

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January 2009

Senate Rejects Bill to Reinstate Global Gag Rule

By |January 30th, 2009|

Wednesday, the Senate rejected a bill to reinstate the Global Gag Rule by a vote of 60-37. This policy prohibits any foreign organization receiving U.S. aid from providing, referring to, or even advocating for abortion care. During his first week in office, President Obama struck down this devastating policy so that women and families around [...]

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Prevention First Act Introduced in Congress

By |January 16th, 2009|

This week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), along with Representatives Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) introduced the Prevention First Act in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. This legislation would improve access to women’s health care, provide women with the resources they need to prevent unintended pregnancies, and save public [...]

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October 2007

Senate Defeats Attack on Family Planning Services

By |October 19th, 2007|

Last night, the U.S. Senate rejected an anti-choice amendment by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) to the 2008 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill (H.R. 3043). The measure would have restricted federal funding for clinics providing vital health services if they also use their own, private funds to provide abortion care.

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June 2007

National Abortion Federation Condemns the President’s Veto on Stem Cell Research

By |June 20th, 2007|

We issued the following release today:Washington, DC - The National Abortion Federation (NAF) condemns President Bush's decision today to veto the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007, which would expand federal funding for promising medical research. This legislation passed both the House of Representatives and Senate with strong bi-partisan support, and was also supported [...]

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