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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May 2018

Convicted Anti-Abortion Criminal Released After 30 Years in Prison

By |May 22nd, 2018|

Rachelle “Shelley” Shannon, an anti-abortion criminal convicted of clinic blockades, arsons, butyric acid attacks, aggravated assault with a gun, and the attempted murder of Dr. George Tiller has been released after nearly 30 years in prison. “Her release is very concerning,” said Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF). “This is [...]

Escalation in picketing, trespassing, obstruction, clinic blockades, invasions, and threats of harm by anti-abortion extremists

By |May 7th, 2018|

Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) released its 2017 statistics on violence and disruption against abortion providers. With anti-abortion extremists feeling emboldened by the current political environment, NAF members reported an escalation of hostility and targeted activity in 2017. Trespassing more than tripled, death threats/threats of harm nearly doubled, and incidents of obstruction rose from [...]

April 2016

Dramatic Increase in Threats, Violence Directly Correlates with Release of Misleading Videos

By |April 5th, 2016|

Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) released 2015 statistics on violence and disruption against abortion providers. The statistics reflect a dramatic increase in 2015 in hate speech and internet harassment, death threats, attempted murder, and murder, which coincided with the release of heavily-edited, misleading, and inflammatory videos beginning in July. “The sharp rise in threats [...]

January 2016

NAF Files Brief Urging SCOTUS to Overturn Texas Clinic Shutdown Law

By |January 5th, 2016|

The National Abortion Federation (NAF) filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the Fifth Circuit’s decision to uphold the sham laws in Texas, which shut down half the abortion clinics in the state and imposed an unconstitutional burden on women’s ability to access abortion care. The case, Whole Woman’s Health v. [...]

June 2015

PEI takes first step, but more is needed

By |June 2nd, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 2, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Statement of Dawn Fowler, Canadian Director, National Abortion Federation: Today, the Government of Prince Edward Island announced a new arrangement, which will enable Island women to access abortion care in Moncton and have the procedure covered by [...]

May 2015

Politicians should be protecting, not jeopardizing women’s lives and health.

By |May 13th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 13, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Nationwide 20-Week Abortion Ban in Congress Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today, the House of Representatives passed a blatantly unconstitutional nationwide ban on abortion care after 20 weeks (H.R. [...]

Red River Women’s Clinic Receives Standard of Excellence Award

By |May 6th, 2015|

CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Red River Women’s Clinic Receives Standard of Excellence Award This year, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) awarded the George R. Tiller “Attitude is Everything” Standard of Excellence Award to Red River Women’s Clinic—the sole abortion provider in North Dakota. The Standard of Excellence Award [...]

April 2015

H.B. 465: An Anti-Choice Bill Full of Contradictions

By |April 9th, 2015|

In North Carolina, anti-choice politicians have filed H.B. 465 which will not only extend the state’s waiting period to 72 hours and only allow OB-GYNs to provide abortion care, the bill will also prevent the medical schools at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and East Carolina University from training students on how to [...]

March 2015

Tell us why you #AppreciateProviders

By |March 10th, 2015|

March 10 is the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers. This day was set aside in 1996 to commemorate the 1993 assassination of Dr. David Gunn, the first provider murdered by an anti-abortion extremist. Now more than ever, abortion providers need your support and appreciation. Providers continue to face aggressive, extreme legislative attacks that [...]

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 [...]