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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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, [...]

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 [...]

November 2011

Wednesday’s Words from Women

By |November 2nd, 2011|

I am 35 years old and have two children who are 16 and 18. I recently got laid off from my job and my husband has been out of work for over a year due to a bad car wreck. We have no other income or insurance at this time. If I continued this pregnancy, [...]

May 2011

New York Times Op-Ed Opposes Smith Bill

By |May 10th, 2011|

The New York Times published an editorial today on the passage of the so-called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” and the bill’s unprecedented attack on women’s access to abortion care. According to the editorial, this bill is not really about federal funding for abortion – which is already prohibited by the Hyde Amendment – [...]

House Passes Unprecedented Attack on Women’s Access to Abortion Care

By |May 4th, 2011|

Today, I released a statement on the House of Representatives' passage of H.R. 3:Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3, the so-called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” This bill, authored by Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), would prevent millions of American women from obtaining private insurance coverage for abortion care even if they pay [...]

April 2011

Wednesday’s Words from Women

By |April 20th, 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

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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