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

Roe v. Wade

/Tag:Roe v. Wade
­

September 2018

Today’s vote sent a clear message

By |September 28th, 2018|

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine H. Ragsdale, Interim President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): The Senate Judiciary Committee members who voted to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation today sent a clear message to Americans: overruling Roe v. Wade trumps everything. But there is more at stake than just Roe. The Supreme Court [...]

July 2018

We need a Supreme Court justice who will honor established precedent

By |July 9th, 2018|

Statement of Melissa Fowler, Senior Director, Communications & Membership at the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for SCOTUS: President Trump promised to put forth a nominee who would oppose Roe v. Wade, and Judge Brett Kavanaugh has passed this litmus test. Kavanaugh has been approved by ultraconservative and anti-abortion [...]

June 2018

Iowa Supreme Court strikes down 72-hour waiting period

By |June 29th, 2018|

Statement of Melissa Fowler, Senior Director, Communications & Membership at the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that a 72-hour waiting period for abortion care violates the state’s Constitution. This waiting period would have only added to the many existing barriers that women in Iowa already face when they try to [...]

May 2018

Governor Reynolds has completely disregarded the U.S. Constitution

By |May 4th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on Governor Reynold's signing Iowa's 6-week abortion ban into law: "In signing Iowa’s new six-week abortion ban, Governor Reynolds has completely disregarded the U.S. Constitution. Anti-choice politicians have once again demonstrated that they would rather advance their extreme social agenda than ensure [...]

March 2017

Senate must filibuster

By |March 23rd, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Senate Confirmation Hearing: During this week’s confirmation hearings, Neil Gorsuch evaded basic questions about protecting women’s reproductive rights, and did nothing to assuage our fears that, if confirmed, he would vote to considerably weaken or even overturn Roe [...]

February 2017

We remain deeply concerned

By |February 8th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General: Today, the Senate confirmed abortion opponent Jeff Sessions as Attorney General by a final vote of 52-47.  As the organization representing abortion providers and the women who seek their care, we remain deeply [...]

January 2017

NAF applauds the EACH Woman Act

By |January 31st, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the introduction of the EACH Woman Act: I applaud Representative Barbara Lee and Representative Jan Schakowsky along with Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Diana DeGette and Louise Slaughter and all of the co-sponsors for re-introducing the EACH Woman Act and taking a [...]

August 2015

Dirty Dancing and Reproductive Justice

By |August 21st, 2015|

28 years ago today, Patrick Swayze’s character Johnny lifted Jennifer Grey’s character Baby while “I’ve had the time of my life” blared in movie theaters across the country for the first time. To this day, Dirty Dancing continues to be a rite of passage for many. The dancing, the music, Jerry Orbach, the reproductive justice [...]

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. [...]

March 2012

Georgia Senate Passes Abortion Ban

By |March 28th, 2012|

This week, the Georgia state Senate passed a revised version of a bill that would ban abortion care after 20 weeks. This bill would have devastating effects on the lives and health of women in Georgia. Originally, this bill did not contain exceptions for cases of rape, incest, or when an abortion is necessary due [...]