The Very Reverend Katherine H. Ragsdale Named NAF Interim President & CEO Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) Board of Directors announced the hiring of The Very Reverend Katherine Hancock Ragsdale as Interim President & CEO of NAF and the NAF Hotline Fund, effective immediately. Today’s announcement comes amid one of the most hostile environments for abortion access and abortion providers in decades, and the Interim President & CEO will…

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[fusion_text]Today, Vicki Saporta, National Abortion Federation (NAF) President and CEO for the past 23 years, announced her plans to retire in June 2019. “It has been a great privilege to lead this organization and work alongside so many courageous abortion providers and dedicated advocates to help ensure that women can access quality abortion care,” said…

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As we mourn her loss, NAF member Carole Joffe shares her memory of former Attorney General Janet Reno: In more than 25 years of attending NAF annual meetings, one of the most powerful (and wonderful) memories I have is of Janet Reno addressing NAF members at the 1999 meeting in Atlanta. After she spoke eloquently…

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To whom it may concern, I’m sure you hear from women who tell you that they never thought they would find themselves in the situation they were in when faced with the choice of abortion. Now I can say I personally understand that because I was in complete shock when I found out I was…

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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…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, November 26, 2014 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org Positive Development in New Brunswick, but Further Steps Needed Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of NAF Canada: Today’s announcement by Premiere Gallant is an important step to ensuring that women in New Brunswick can access the abortion care…

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Today, I issued the following statement I 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…

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Today, I issued the following statement on the release of President Obama’s 2014 budget:  The President’s budget takes an important step toward lifting a ban that prohibits DC from using its locally raised revenue to help low-income women obtain the abortion care they need. This discriminatory policy interferes with the rights of DC residents and…

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