Yesterday, the National Abortion Federation joined 20 other women’s and civil rights organizations in filing an amicus brief explaining the undue burden that Alabama’s COVID-19 Executive Order poses to abortion providers and already marginalized communities. Anti-abortion politicians in Alabama are exploiting the current global pandemic to try and deny women access to the abortion care…

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A note from NAF’s President and CEO, The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale: I am sure many of you saw yesterday’s New York Times piece, “How a Divided Left is Losing the Battle on Abortion,” which raised a number of concerning and challenging issues about our movement. I spoke to this reporter for more than an…

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Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on Planned Parenthood Federation of America being forced out of Title X: In July, some NAF members—including Maine Family Planning and Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center—announced they would withdraw from the federal Title X program due to an…

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[fusion_text]Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) released its 2017 statistics on violence and disruption against abortion providers. With anti-abortion extremists feeling emboldened by the current political environment, NAF members reported an escalation of hostility and targeted activity in 2017. Trespassing more than tripled, death threats/threats of harm nearly doubled, and incidents of obstruction rose from…

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Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt: Today’s Supreme Court decision is an important first step in restoring abortion access for women in Texas and keeping high-quality clinics open. We could not be prouder of our members,…

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This week, experts filed six amicus briefs with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the National Abortion Federation’s (NAF’s) preliminary injunction against the Center for Medical Progress and other defendants. The amicus briefs were submitted by journalism scholars and journalists; constitutional law scholars; fetal tissue researchers, scientists, physicians, medical and legal ethicists, and…

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Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) released 2015 statistics on violence and disruption against abortion providers. The statistics reflect a dramatic increase in 2015 in hate speech and internet harassment, death threats, attempted murder, and murder, which coincided with the release of heavily-edited, misleading, and inflammatory videos beginning in July. “The sharp rise in threats…

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The National Abortion Federation (NAF) filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the Fifth Circuit’s decision to uphold the sham laws in Texas, which shut down half the abortion clinics in the state and imposed an unconstitutional burden on women’s ability to access abortion care. The case, Whole Woman’s Health v.…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Judge Rules Corporations Can’t Plead Fifth Amendment Today, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the corporations named in our lawsuit, Center for Medical Progress and BioMax,…

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