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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October 2019

Federal Judge Blocks Georgia 6-Week Abortion Ban

By |October 1st, 2019|

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on federal judge blocking Georgia's 6-week abortion ban: "District Judge Steve C. Jones’ ruling blocking Georgia’s 6-week abortion ban is important and appreciated. The heavy-handed 6-week abortion ban is blatantly unconstitutional, dangerous and disrespectful to women, and should [...]

March 2012

Georgia Passes 20-Week Ban

By |March 30th, 2012|

With just minutes left in the 2012 legislative session, Georgia lawmakers passed a bill late Thursday night that will ban abortion care after 20 weeks in the state. Although the House and Senate leadership disagreed about adding an exception for cases of rape, incest, or when an abortion is necessary due to fetal diagnoses, they [...]

Georgia Senate Passes Abortion Ban

By |March 28th, 2012|

This week, the Georgia state Senate passed a revised version of a bill that would ban abortion care after 20 weeks. This bill would have devastating effects on the lives and health of women in Georgia. Originally, this bill did not contain exceptions for cases of rape, incest, or when an abortion is necessary due [...]

Abortion measure misguided

By |March 15th, 2012|

Today, my op-ed on Georgia's 20 week abortion ban bill was published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution: A bill banning abortion care after 20 weeks was fast-tracked through the state House last month. This bill substitutes personal ideologies for scientific evidence and could have devastating effects on the health of women in Georgia. The very premise [...]

April 2010

State News Round-Up

By |April 9th, 2010|

Anti-choice legislators in the states continue to restrict women’s access to abortion care by passing bills that ban health insurance coverage for abortion, interfere in the doctor-patient relationship, and place an undue burden on both women and their health care providers. Last week, the Tennessee House Commerce Committee passed a bill that would eliminate insurance [...]

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