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

Planned Parenthood

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August 2019

NAF on Planned Parenthood being forced out of Title X

By |August 19th, 2019|

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on Planned Parenthood Federation of America being forced out of Title X: In July, some NAF members—including Maine Family Planning and Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center—announced they would withdraw from the federal Title X program due to an [...]

January 2016

NAF Statement in Support of Planned Parenthood Lawsuit

By |January 14th, 2016|

Today, with our full support, our partners at Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit against the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), BioMax Procurement Services, David Daleiden, Troy Newman, and others, seeking to hold them accountable at law for their dangerous smear campaign against providers of abortion care.  The National Abortion Federation (NAF) filed a lawsuit [...]

November 2013

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 [...]

June 2012

U.S. Conference of Mayors Passes Pro-Choice Resolution

By |June 18th, 2012|

A group of mayors led a successful effort to pass a resolution in support of women's reproductive rights and funding for Planned Parenthood Saturday during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The non-partisan organization, made up of representatives from about 1,200 cities across the country, voted to pass a resolution opposingthe numerous [...]

February 2012

Komen for the Cure Foundation Cuts Funding to Planned Parenthood

By |February 2nd, 2012|

Earlier this week, the Susan B. Komen for the Cure Foundation announced they would not continue grants to Planned Parenthood that had been used to provide breast cancer screenings and mammograms to thousands of low-income and uninsured women. According to The Los Angeles Times, Komen claims their defunding decision was due to the foundation's recently [...]