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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Global Gag Rule

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January 2017

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 [...]

This draconian policy has been devastating

By |January 23rd, 2017|

Statement by Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on President Trump’s Executive Order reinstating the Global Gag Rule: President Trump’s decision to reinstate the Global Gag Rule will endanger already vulnerable women by further curtailing their access to accurate information and safe reproductive health care services. Originally authored during the [...]

February 2010

Maternal Health Pledge Must Include Access to Safe Abortion Care

By |February 11th, 2010|

Today, I issued the following statement:Last week, Prime Minister Harper announced that he plans to make maternal health in the developing world a priority when he hosts the G8 summit in June. If the Prime Minister is truly serious about improving women’s health internationally, his initiatives must address the comprehensive maternal and reproductive health care [...]

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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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President Obama Reverses Global Gag Rule

By |January 23rd, 2009|

Today, we released the following statement:Today, President Barack Obama rescinded the Global Gag Rule. We commend President Obama for swiftly taking this important step toward expanding access to reproductive health care for millions of women around the world.Originally authored during the Reagan Administration, the Global Gag Rule prohibits international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that receive U.S. [...]

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Celebrating 36 Years of Safe, Legal Abortion Care and a Pro-Choice Administration

By |January 22nd, 2009|

Today, we released the following statement:Thirty-six years ago today, the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that the right to privacy found in the United States Constitution included the right of women to terminate a pregnancy. This landmark decision has protected the health and saved the lives of countless women.Today’s important anniversary is just [...]

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November 2008

Obama Administration to Consider Lifting Global Gag Rule

By |November 12th, 2008|

Advisers to President-elect Barack Obama have authored a list of 200 Bush administration actions that could quickly be undone to promote change, a Washington Post article reports. Among the policies being considered for quick reversal is the Bush administration’s Global Gag Rule.Originally authored during the Reagan Administration, the Global Gag Rule prohibits international non-governmental organizations [...]

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