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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November 2015

We stand in solidarity

By |November 28th, 2015|

Yesterday, our community withstood a heartbreaking attack in Colorado. Our hearts and thoughts continue to go out to the families of those who were killed and to those who were injured. We also send thanks to the brave clinic staff in Colorado Springs who endured the attack and acted quickly to ensure patients were safe. [...]

We are thankful– and we’re not the only ones.

By |November 25th, 2015|

During this time of thanksgiving, we at NAF are thankful for our dedicated members. Our members are on the front lines working to ensure that access to safe, high-quality, patient-centered abortion care is still a reality. From the staff working the front desks in NAF member facilities, to the security guards, to the counselors, to [...]

March 2015

It’s not the same for every woman

By |March 27th, 2015|

My boyfriend and I love life. We've been together for almost 6 years. We have had some amazing times together and many memories. We've always been very careful when it came to making love but just 2 weeks ago I peed on a home pregnancy test and it came back very positive. It was a [...]

February 2015

NAF Members Targeted by Anti-Choice Campaign

By |February 20th, 2015|

This week starts an annual anti-choice campaign that will target a number of our members with increased protests and disruption for the next 40 days. Although the majority of our members deal with protesters throughout the year, they may see an increase during this campaign, with some having protesters outside of their facilities 24 hours [...]

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 [...]

February 2014

Letter: An effective measure

By |February 25th, 2014|

The Concord Monitor posted my letter to the editor today on the New Hampshire Senate's approval of a 25-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics: We applaud the New Hampshire Senate for approving a 25-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics in the state. In a recent National Abortion Federation survey, 51 percent of clinics in areas [...]

January 2014

Buffer Zones Are Critical to the Safety of Women and Health-Care Providers

By |January 15th, 2014|

This weekend, the Wisconsin State Journal posted my letter to the editor on Wisconsin state Representative Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin misrepresentation of NAF's clinical policy guidelines: - See more at: http://blog.prochoice.org/#sthash.L79pck0t.dpufThis weekend, the Wisconsin State Journal posted my letter to the editor on Wisconsin state Representative Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin misrepresentation of NAF's clinical policy [...]

November 2013

Birth Control Decisions Should Be Made By Women—Not Their Employers

By |November 26th, 2013|

Today, I issued the following statementI issued the following press release regarding the Supreme Court's decision to hear challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) birth control coverage benefit: Today, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear two challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s birth control coverage benefit.After decades of discriminatory coverage by insurance companies, [...]

Buffer zones

By |November 25th, 2013|

This weekend, the Wisconsin State Journal posted my letter to the editor on Wisconsin state Representative Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin misrepresentation of NAF's clinical policy guidelines: - See more at: http://blog.prochoice.org/#sthash.L79pck0t.dpufThis weekend, the Wisconsin State Journal posted my letter to the editor on Wisconsin state Representative Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin misrepresentation of NAF's clinical policy [...]

October 2013

California Governor Signs Bill to Allow APCs to Provide Abortion Care

By |October 9th, 2013|

Today, I issued the following statement on California Governor Jerry Brown's approval of AB 154, which will allow nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and nurse midwives (CNMs) to provide first trimester aspiration abortion care.Today, I issued the following statement on the Virginia Board of Health's approval of the state's abortion clinic restrictions: - See [...]