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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May 2019

The Women’s Health Protection Act offers a ray of reason

By |May 23rd, 2019|

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the Women's Health Protection Act being introduced in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives: Amidst a deluge of politically-motivated attacks on reproductive health care — and especially abortion care — the Women’s Health Protection Act [...]

July 2015

NAF President and CEO, Vicki Saporta: The EACH Woman Act would ensure health coverage for abortion for every woman

By |July 8th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the introduction of the EACH Woman Act: I applaud Representatives Lee, Schakowsky, DeGette, and all of the co-sponsors for introducing the EACH Woman Act and taking [...]

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, [...]

May 2013

Don’t Deny Women Critical Care

By |May 27th, 2013|

This weekend, the Democrat and Chronicle published my essay on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's Women's Equality Agenda:  Opponents of abortion have launched a misinformation campaign targeting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Agenda. Their distortions cannot conceal an important truth: The governor’s proposal will protect women’s health. Consider one woman’s struggle.Two years ago, Sophia, whose [...]

May 2012

California Measure Would Have Expanded Abortion Access

By |May 8th, 2012|

Today, my blog on the withdrawal of a California state bill that would have allowed advanced practice clinicians to provide first trimester aspiration abortion care, was posted on RH Reality Check: In late February, California Sen. Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) introduced a bill in the state Senate that would allow nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), [...]

April 2012

Wednesday’s Words From Women

By |April 18th, 2012|

As anti-choice legislators and groups around the nation continue their efforts to place unnecessary barriers on women’s access to abortion care, it is more important than ever that we bring forward stories from women who have chosen abortion. NAF is interested in hearing about your experience and why you are pro-choice. We encourage you to [...]