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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April 2012

Letter to the Editor: All health clinics are not created equally

By |April 16th, 2012|

This morning, a letter to the editor was published in The Morning Call, which clarified the difference between a recently closed abortion care facility in Pennsylvania and NAF member clinic Allentown Women's Center:  As an Allentown Women's Center patient advocate, I am concerned that The Morning Call's article about a recently closed abortion clinic may [...]

February 2012

Federal Judge Throws Out Challenge to Massachusetts Buffer Zone Law

By |February 24th, 2012|

This week, U.S. District Judge Joseph L. Tauro rejected a challenge to a law that creates a 35-foot fixed buffer zone around the driveways and entrances of women’s health care facilities in Massachusetts.The lawsuit was filed in April 2008 by seven anti-abortion protesters who claimed that the law violated their free speech, free association, due [...]

Wednesday’s Words from Women

By |February 15th, 2012|

My birth control was replaced with a different brand—not the kind I normally use. My menstrual cycle was off so I decided to go see my doctor to find out what was going on. He gave me a pregnancy test and the results were negative. I was then given a prescription for birth control I [...]

October 2011

Abortion and Motherhood Series: Day Four

By |October 25th, 2011|

Thanks to NAF and its member clinic, I have a second chance to keep pushing and thriving towards my goals in life. I am 22 years old and have a 2-year-old daughter. She is my world and in order to give her my all I have made the decision to not have any more children. [...]

September 2011

Wednesday’s Words from Women

By |September 8th, 2011|

Making the decision to have an abortion takes a lot of courage and strength. A person can take all of the steps necessary to prevent a pregnancy, yet mistakes still happen. I don’t have a lot of financial and emotional support right now; however, NAF and its member clinic in Cleveland have given me strength [...]

August 2011

Wednesday’s Words from Women

By |August 31st, 2011|

I would like to thank NAF and its member clinic in Cleveland for assisting me in getting this abortion. If it wasn’t for you all, I don’t know how I would have made it through this situation. I am 22 years old and I am a single parent. I am currently looking for employment and [...]

Wednesday’s Words from Women

By |August 10th, 2011|

I had to make the choice at 27 weeks to terminate my pregnancy. One of the greatest experiences I encountered was being taken care of by Dr. George Tiller, God rest his soul. We as woman can NEVER give up on keeping abortion legal. --Submitted by Christian* through our website I chose to terminate this [...]

July 2011

Wednesday’s Words from Women

By |July 27th, 2011|

Three years ago, I fell ill. I went from doctor to doctor and finally I hit a brick wall. I had several tests done, however the doctors could not find one illness. Ultimately, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I’m 29 years old and married with two lovely children from a previous relationship. My husband and [...]

NAF Patient Partnership Participant Featured in Mother Jones

By |July 25th, 2011|

As states continue to pass abortion restrictions, Dana Weinstein talks to Mother Jones about her abortion experience and how these restrictions would have affected her ability to make the decisions that were best for her family. Dana chose to terminate her wanted pregnancy after she learned that her fetus was missing the main part of [...]

Wednesday’s Words from Women

By |July 13th, 2011|

I am 28 years old and a mother of three children. In February 2010, I fell causing severe nerve, bone, and muscle damage to my back. It took several months to recover, during which my relationship fell apart, I lost my job, I had to move back in with my parents, and I filed for [...]