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 2017

NAF applauds the EACH Woman Act

By |January 31st, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the introduction of the EACH Woman Act: I applaud Representative Barbara Lee and Representative Jan Schakowsky along with Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Diana DeGette and Louise Slaughter and all of the co-sponsors for re-introducing the EACH Woman Act and taking a [...]

April 2016

House Arms Committee votes to continue restricting access to health care for service women and their families

By |April 27th, 2016|

Statement by Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the failure of the House Armed Services Committee to pass the Speier-Veasey Amendment to the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act: Women who serve our country and their family members should not be denied access to abortion care in military treatment facilities [...]

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 [...]

July 2009

U.S. House of Representatives Lifts DC Abortion Ban

By |July 17th, 2009|

Yesterday, we released the following statement commending the U.S. House of Representatives for lifting a longstanding ban that prohibits DC from using its locally raised revenue to help low-income women obtain the abortion care they need:This prohibition interfered with the rights of DC residents and has effectively prevented the DC government from assessing and meeting [...]

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Report Finds Restricting Medicaid Funding for Abortion Care Forces 1 in 4 Low-Income Women to Carry Unwanted Pregnancies to Term

By |July 10th, 2009|

According to a new report published Wednesday, in states that restrict Medicaid funding for abortion, approximately one-fourth of women who would choose to obtain a Medicaid-funded abortion if given the option, are instead forced to carry their pregnancies to term because of their inability to pay for the procedure. Published jointly by the Guttmacher Institute [...]

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November 2007

Sign the Petition to Repeal Hyde!

By |November 1st, 2007|

Make Your Voice Heard!For nearly 35 years, women in the United States have had the right to obtain safe, legal abortion care. However, bans on public funding have severely restricted the ability of low-income women, who depend on the government for their health care, to obtain the care they need. Since 1977, the Hyde Amendment [...]

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