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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October 2019

BREAKING: Jackson City Council passes buffer zone

By |October 1st, 2019|

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on Jackson, Mississippi health center buffer zone: "We applaud the Jackson City Council for approving a 15-foot buffer zone near the front entrance of health care facilities. We are proud to call Jackson Women’s Health a NAF member [...]

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 [...]

March 2015

Another Attempt To Close Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic

By |March 25th, 2015|

Early Monday morning, NAF member Jackson Women’s Health Organization was vandalized. In the early morning hours, a masked intruder trespassed onto the property where he cut power lines, damaged a generator the clinic is required to have onsite by the state, and destroyed the clinic’s security cameras. These tactics, unfortunately, aren’t new. Since 1977, there [...]

February 2015

Admitting Privileges Case Could be Heard by Supreme Court

By |February 24th, 2015|

Last Wednesday, Mississippi asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a law aimed at closing the last remaining abortion clinic in the state. This politically-motivated and medically unnecessary law would force a physician providing abortion care to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, and has been blocked by the Fifth Circuit Appeals Court because [...]