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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July 2017

Health Care Repeal: Devastating consequences for millions of women and families

By |July 27th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): If the latest version of the health care repeal bill passes, it would have devastating consequences for millions of women and families, who would lose access to necessary health care coverage. Even the “slimmed-down” version being considered by the Senate tonight would [...]

January 2014

Statement on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution hearing of the so-called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”

By |January 9th, 2014|

I issued the following statement today on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution hearing of the so-called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” Today, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing on H.R. 7, the so-called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” This bill, introduced by Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), is yet [...]

November 2013

Birth Control Decisions Should Be Made By Women—Not Their Employers

By |November 26th, 2013|

Today, I issued the following statementI issued the following press release regarding the Supreme Court's decision to hear challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) birth control coverage benefit: Today, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear two challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s birth control coverage benefit.After decades of discriminatory coverage by insurance companies, [...]

August 2011

Women to Receive Preventative Services at No Additional Cost

By |August 2nd, 2011|

In a momentous decision to improve women’s access to birth control, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Monday that it will require health insurance plans to cover all government-approved contraceptives for women, without co-payments or other charges.This decision will require coverage of a full range of contraceptive methods approved by the Food [...]

April 2011

Wednesday’s Words from Women

By |April 13th, 2011|

Over one-third of women of reproductive age have an abortion by the age of 45. However, women who have chosen abortion are often absent from the public debate. In order to break the silence surrounding abortion, we will be featuring real stories from real women each Wednesday on our blog. If you would like to [...]

April 2010

NAF Member: An Open Letter to Bart Stupak

By |April 1st, 2010|

NAF member Carole Joffe, author of Doctors of Conscience and the recently released Dispatches from the Abortion Wars, has just published an open letter to Congressman Bart Stupak about the violence and harassment abortion providers face every day. Published on the website of Beacon Press, the letter reads in part:“I wonder, however, if your own [...]

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March 2010

NAF Calls for Redefinition of What Being Pro-Choice Means: Status Quo Harms Millions of Low-Income Women

By |March 22nd, 2010|

Today, I issued the following statement:Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed historic health care reform legislation. And while we agree that the health care system is certainly broken, it is unfortunate that reform continued the discrimination against our country’s most vulnerable women. Health care reform was intended to expand comprehensive health care coverage for millions [...]

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December 2009

NAF Patients in the News

By |December 9th, 2009|

Last night, the Senate defeated the Nelson-Hatch Amendment, which would have imposed the same restrictions to insurance coverage for abortion as the Stupak-Pitts Amendment passed by the House.Yesterday, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) cited some of our patient's stories during debate on the Senate floor. Today, Women’s eNews profiled one of the patients we brought forward [...]

Wednesday’s Words from Women

By |December 9th, 2009|

Over one-third of women of reproductive age have an abortion by the age of 45. However, women who have chosen abortion are often absent from the public debate. In order to break the silence surrounding abortion, we will be featuring real stories from real women each Wednesday on our blog. If you would like to [...]

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Letter to the Editor in New York Times

By |December 7th, 2009|

Today’s New York Times published my letter concerning restrictions like the Stupak Amendment in health care reform:To the Editor:Re “False Alarm on Abortion,” by Phillip B. Levine (Op-Ed, Nov. 25):Mr. Levine dismisses talk about the potential impact of the Stupak amendment as an exaggeration of what would change for women. Eighty-seven percent of employer-based health [...]

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