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 [...]

June 2011

Obama Administration Rejects Indiana Law to Defund Planned Parenthood

By |June 3rd, 2011|

The Obama Administration sent a letter this week notifying Indiana that its plan to bar the state Medicaid agency from contracting with Planned Parenthood is illegal. The administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Donald Berwick, said the Indiana law, which is already in effect, violates federal Medicaid law by imposing impermissible [...]

May 2011

By |May 25th, 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 [...]

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 [...]

February 2010

Montgomery County (MD) Regulates Crisis Pregnancy Centers

By |February 4th, 2010|

This week, the Montgomery County Council in Maryland passed a bill that requires pregnancy centers without licensed medical professionals to post signs telling women that they are not receiving information from medical professionals.This bill is expected to affect the operations of crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), the majority of which do not have medical professionals on [...]

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November 2009

RNC Ends Insurance Coverage of Abortion for Employees

By |November 13th, 2009|

Late yesterday, Chairman Michael Steele told Republican National Committee (RNC) staff to immediately stop providing RNC employees with insurance coverage for elective abortion care. The coverage, through the insurance carrier Cigna, had been in place since 1991, according to a spokeswoman from the RNC. Steele’s decision came after details of the RNC’s coverage broke in [...]

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House Assaults Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care

By |November 10th, 2009|

Yesterday, I released the following statement in response to the Stupak/Pitts Amendment:This weekend, women’s access to reproductive health care was dealt a devastating blow when the House of Representatives passed an extreme anti-abortion amendment to health care reform.It is inexcusable that anti-choice representatives are using this important opportunity to reform our country’s health care system [...]

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