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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February 2019

Trump’s HHS releases anti-abortion gag rule

By |February 22nd, 2019|

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the Trump Administration's release of the final anti-abortion Title X rule: We believe that all forms of reproductive health care, including abortion care, should not only be legal, but also safe and accessible. Any attempt to reduce [...]

January 2019

NAF opposes Trump Administration’s latest anti-abortion rule

By |January 8th, 2019|

Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF), the professional association of abortion providers, joined others in submitting comments opposing the Trump Administration’s latest anti-abortion effort: the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Exchange Program Integrity” proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “Once again, anti-abortion politicians are attempting to single out [...]

December 2008

Bush Administration’s Regulation Undermines Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care

By |December 22nd, 2008|

The Bush Administration issued a final regulation Thursday that would undermine a woman’s ability to access important health services and information about all relevant health care options.The proposed rule, published in August, generated hundreds of thousands of comments, including public opposition from leaders in Congress, governors, medical organizations, patient advocates, faith-based groups and even members [...]

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November 2008

EEOC Protests Bush Administration Regulation

By |November 25th, 2008|

A last-minute Bush Administration “provider conscience” regulation is facing serious objections, including from the government agency responsible for enforcing job discrimination laws. Three top officials from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are protesting the proposed regulation because they say it would overturn 40 years of civil rights law prohibiting employee discrimination based on religion.Longstanding [...]

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August 2008

Proposed HHS Regulations Threaten Women’s Health

By |August 25th, 2008|

Here is my statement in response to proposed regulations related to reproductive health care released Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services:The new regulations proposed by the Bush Administration are cause for concern, as they could impact women’s access to complete, accurate information and comprehensive reproductive health care services.The regulations are so broad [...]

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