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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April 2020

NAF Calls for End of Anti-Abortion Protesters Increasing Odds of COVID-19 Exposure

By |April 3rd, 2020|

In a letter, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) has asked Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer to take action, preventing anti-abortion groups from using the guise of “worship services” to continue harassing patients and clinic staff despite the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order. The Very Reverend Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, President and CEO of NAF: As an [...]

July 2016

What’s happened since the Supreme Court’s Whole Woman’s Health decision?

By |July 6th, 2016|

We have received a number of requests to have our "The Burden is Undue" rally signs you've seen everywhere available as a t-shirt. So, we had to make it happen! You can purchase one of these shirts here.  Make sure you order your shirt before July 20th to get it in the first batch to [...]

June 2008

Michigan Governor Plans to Veto Proposed Abortion Ban

By |June 12th, 2008|

Today, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm stated that she would veto a bill headed to her office, which bans certain types of abortions without an exception for a woman’s health. The bill was passed today by the Senate, and resembles a federal ban upheld by the Supreme Court last year. There have been three previous attempts [...]

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May 2008

Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia Abortion Ban

By |May 21st, 2008|

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit overturned a Virginia abortion law on constitutional grounds. This is the second time the federal appeals court in Richmond has struck down this law ruling it would impose an “undue burden” on a woman’s right to obtain abortion care.The 2-1 ruling affirms the same court’s [...]

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January 2008

Supreme Court Upholds Lower Court’s Decision Finding Michigan’s Abortion Ban Unconstitutional

By |January 7th, 2008|

The U.S. Supreme Court today decided not to hear an appeal from an anti-abortion group to reconsider a Michigan law banning so called “partial birth abortions.” By doing so, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals which ruled the Michigan law was unconstitutional because it could also ban other abortion procedures stands.

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June 2007

Michigan’s Abortion Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

By |June 6th, 2007|

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a Michigan statute, which banned certain abortion procedures, was unconstitutional. According to the court, the Legal Birth Definition Act was worded so broadly that in addition to banning intact dilation and extraction procedures, it would also prohibit other legal abortion methods. The law “showed no meaningful attempt to [...]

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August 2006

Anti-Choice Protests Anger Michigan Residents

By |August 2nd, 2006|

Missionaries to the Preborn, an anti-choice group based in Milwaukee, angered residents of Muskegon by displaying large graphic photos. Yesterday, about 65 adult and children protestors handed out brochures to uncomfortable passers-by. Many residents called in complaints to the local police station. This was one of the many stops on the group's 12 day Great [...]

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July 2006

New Bill Introduced to Screen Women Seeking Abortions in Michigan

By |July 27th, 2006|

A new proposed bill in Michigan would require that all women seeking abortions be screened prior to the procedure. Providers would have to ask questions to see if the woman was forced or coerced into the decision. >View the WLNS story

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Anti-abortion Amendment Fails to Make it onto the Ballot in Michigan

By |July 10th, 2006|

Due to a lack of petition signatures, a proposed constitutional amendment will not make Michigan's November ballot. The amendment would have altered Michigan's constitution to legally define a person as existing from the moment of conception.>View Associated Press article

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