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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December 2015

Man making online threats following release of highly-edited videos arrested

By |December 15th, 2015|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on arrest of man making online threats following release of highly-edited videos: Since the release of highly-edited, misleading videos this summer, we have recorded an unprecedented increase in hate speech, threats, and calls to action targeting abortion providers. Some of the most [...]

November 2015

Shooting at NAF Member Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs

By |November 27th, 2015|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today, a shooter entered a NAF member Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and held clinic staff and patients hostage for several hours. During that time, he exchanged gunfire with law enforcement, reportedly killing three people, and injuring at least nine [...]

October 2015

NAF Calls on Representative Chaffetz to Investigate Alleged Congressional Leak

By |October 23rd, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): NAF has gone to federal court to protect our members and block the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress from releasing any of the video [...]

Judge Rules CMP Must Turn Footage Over to NAF Before Congress

By |October 6th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org Hayley Home, Morrison & Foerster LLP 415.268.6021; 916.402.2864 (cell) HHome@mofo.com Judge Rules CMP Must Turn Footage Over to NAF Before Congress Today, a district court judge ordered that David Daleidan must first turn over to NAF and to the Court [...]

September 2015

Judge Rules Corporations Can’t Plead Fifth Amendment

By |September 18th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Judge Rules Corporations Can’t Plead Fifth Amendment Today, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the corporations named in our lawsuit, Center for Medical Progress and BioMax, [...]

August 2015

UPDATE: Anti-Abortion Defendants Plan to Plead Fifth Amendment

By |August 25th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 25, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo, National Abortion Federation 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Center for Medical Progress (CMP) Defendants Plan to Plead Fifth Amendment   In a discovery hearing Friday, counsel for defendants notified the court that all defendants, including the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) and [...]

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 [...]

July 2015

Health Canada approves medical abortion medication

By |July 29th, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 29, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881, ext 219; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and NAF Canada: The approval of mifepristone is great news for women in Canada. Mifepristone has been safely and effectively used by millions of [...]

May 2015

Virginia AG Clarifies Application of Architectural Regs

By |May 5th, 2015|

Yesterday, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring reversed the legal advice of former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, and clarified that building and construction requirements apply to new construction and not existing abortion providers in the state. We never believed that these medically unnecessary architectural regulations should be applied to existing clinics in Virginia. As Attorney General [...]

March 2015

NAF’s President and CEO on AZ’s S.B. 1318: This is unacceptable and not how safe medical care of any kind is provided.

By |March 31st, 2015|

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 31, 2015 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell) amanzoeillo@prochoice.org   Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, on Gov. Ducey's signing Arizona's S.B. 1318 into law: Last night, Arizona Governor Ducey signed into law extreme legislation that puts the health and safety of [...]