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 2007

Urge Your Senators to Support the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act!

By |April 10th, 2007|

Today, the U.S. Senate will consider the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007 (S. 5), which lifts existing federal restrictions and expands the number of stem cell lines that are eligible for federally funded research. Such research has the potential to help find new treatments for diseases like cancer, diabetes, Parkinsons, ALS and Alzheimers. [...]

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February 2007

Prevention First Act Introduced in House of Representatives

By |February 6th, 2007|

Representative Slaughter (D-NY) and Representative DeGette (D-CO) introduced the Prevention First Act in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday. Passage of this Act would improve women’s access to comprehensive reproductive health care services; fund medically accurate sex education and pregnancy prevention programs for teens; and increase federal funding for Title X, the nation’s family planning [...]

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January 2007

Urge Your Representative to Support the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act Today!

By |January 11th, 2007|

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives will consider the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007 (H.R. 3), which lifts existing federal restrictions and expands the number of stem cell lines that are eligible for federally funded research. NAF strongly supports this important legislation, which passed the House and Senate last year with strong [...]

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December 2006

National Abortion Federation Applauds the Defeat of H.R. 6099 the “Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act”

By |December 7th, 2006|

NAF commends the House of Representatives for voting against an ill-advised bill, which would have intruded upon the physician-patient relationship and substituted political agendas for sound science and medicine. H.R. 6099 would have required providers to inform a patient seeking a legal abortion after 20 weeks that there is "substantial evidence" that a fetus may [...]

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Act Now to Stop Congress From Interfering In Private Medical Decisions!

By |December 4th, 2006|

Just weeks ago, voters across the country rejected extremism and elected candidates supportive of reproductive freedom. But as anti-choice politicians in Congress prepare to adjourn for the year, they are attempting to interfere with private health care decisions by requiring doctors to provide women seeking an abortion with misleading information.Anti-choice advocates are going to bring [...]

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September 2006

Help Stop Anti-Choice Legislation From Being Enacted Into Law!

By |September 29th, 2006|

In an eleventh hour maneuver, Republican leadership in the U.S. Senate has announced plans to bring anti-choice legislation, S. 403, to the Senate Floor for debate and vote. This dangerous and unconstitutional legislation passed the House of Representatives earlier this week, and if it passes in the Senate, it would be signed into law by [...]

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NAF Condemns Passage of the Teen Endangerment Act

By |September 27th, 2006|

Last night NAF issued this press release:Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure that combines the Child Custody Protection Act, which was passed by the U.S. Senate this past summer, with provisions substantially similar to the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act, which was passed by the House of Representatives last [...]

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NAF Urges Representatives in the House to Vote Against the Teen Endangerment Act

By |September 26th, 2006|

Here is the press release we issued today on the Teen Endangerment ActToday, the U.S. House of Representatives will consider a federal parental notification law that combines the Child Custody Protection Act, which was passed by the U.S. Senate this past summer, with provisions substantially similar to the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act, which was [...]

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July 2006

NAF Condemns Passage of the Teen Endangerment Act

By |July 26th, 2006|

NAF condemned the U.S. Senate’s 65-34 passage of the Child Custody Protection Act (CCPA), more aptly called the Teen Endangerment Act. The Teen Endangerment Act would make it a federal crime for a person other than a parent to help a minor from certain states obtain an abortion in another state if the minor has [...]

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NAF Condemns the President’s Veto of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act

By |July 20th, 2006|

NAF condemned yesterday’s decision to veto the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act by President Bush. The legislation, which passed both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate with strong bi-partisan support, would have expanded federal funding for promising medical research. NAF supports embryonic stem cell research and we applaud Congress’s passage of this bill. [...]

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