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?

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August 2015

Temporary Restraining Order Extended Against Anti-Abortion Group

By |August 3rd, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) Hayley Home, Morrison & Foerster LLP 415.268.6021; 916.402.2864 (cell) Today, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California extended NAF’s temporary restraining order (TRO) enjoining Biomax Procurement Services LLC, the Center [...]

May 2015

Politicians should be protecting, not jeopardizing women’s lives and health.

By |May 13th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 13, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell)   Nationwide 20-Week Abortion Ban in Congress Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today, the House of Representatives passed a blatantly unconstitutional nationwide ban on abortion care after 20 weeks (H.R. [...]

Red River Women’s Clinic Receives Standard of Excellence Award

By |May 6th, 2015|

CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell)   Red River Women’s Clinic Receives Standard of Excellence Award This year, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) awarded the George R. Tiller “Attitude is Everything” Standard of Excellence Award to Red River Women’s Clinic—the sole abortion provider in North Dakota. The Standard of Excellence Award [...]

March 2015

Tell us why you #AppreciateProviders

By |March 10th, 2015|

March 10 is the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers. This day was set aside in 1996 to commemorate the 1993 assassination of Dr. David Gunn, the first provider murdered by an anti-abortion extremist. Now more than ever, abortion providers need your support and appreciation. Providers continue to face aggressive, extreme legislative attacks that [...]

November 2014

What we’re Thankful for here at NAF…

By |November 26th, 2014|

This holiday season, we wanted to share some of the things that we are thankful for here at NAF: We’re thankful for our amazing and compassionate NAF Members who provide high-quality, patient-centered abortion care. Our members are on the front lines working to ensure that access to safe, high-quality, patient-centered abortion care is still a [...]

December 2012

Wednesday’s Words from Women

By |December 5th, 2012|

I am a disabled, middle-aged woman. I have no income and a college degree that’s going to waste, and a lot of student loan debt. Because of my education level, the government will not give me disability benefits and this pregnancy endangers my life. Without the help from NAF, I would have never been able [...]

September 2012

Wednesday’s Words from Women

By |September 19th, 2012|

I have a 2 ½ year-old, no permanent home, and no job. I am a student and have no money for extra expenses. I was able to sell some of my personal belongings to get money for my procedure. The man that I was involved with was abusing me. I needed an abortion. Thank you. [...]

July 2012

Wednesday’s Words from Women

By |July 18th, 2012|

I am a 35-year-old female with seven children. Since I discovered that I was pregnant I have been sick and bedridden. I only receive a modest monthly income and if it wasn’t for the assistance and support from NAF, I don’t know what I would have done. --Submitted by Darah* through a member clinic It all [...]

June 2012

Wednesday’s Words From Women

By |June 27th, 2012|

I’m writing to give my sincere gratitude for the help NAF has given me. I am a single mother of five children and my youngest child is only eight months old. I work hard to support them, and any unforeseen expenses are next to impossible for me to handle. Continuing this pregnancy would have had [...]

May 2012

Wednesday’s Words from Women

By |May 30th, 2012|

With two teenage children and being 40 years old, I was not planning on or ready to start raising another child. I am a nurse and was recently laid off so my finances are limited. After the initial visit, I was a few weeks farther than I originally thought. Without the help and support from [...]