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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March 2009

Blog Examines Potential Rise in Clinic Violence under Pro-Choice Administration

By |March 10th, 2009|

Since the inauguration of President Obama, anti-choice extremists have become increasingly harassing and abusive towards clinics. Yesterday, RH Reality Check examined the potential of increased clinic violence in its blog. Included is commentary from many NAF members, including Claire Keyes, former Director of NAF member Allegheny Reproductive Health Center, Elizabeth Barnes, Executive Director of NAF [...]

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August 2008

Report Confirms Abortion Does Not Cause Mental Illness

By |August 15th, 2008|

A report authored by the American Psychological Association has concluded that women who have abortions have no greater risk of mental-health problems than if they carry the pregnancy to term. While some women may experience feelings of grief and loss after choosing to have an abortion, there is no evidence that an abortion causes significant [...]

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July 2008

Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation Protecting Providers and Patients from Violence

By |July 28th, 2008|

This past Friday, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed SB 1770 to extend the state’s Reproductive Rights Law Enforcement Act by five years. Originally passed in 2006, the Reproductive Rights Law Enforcement Act requires the state to collect and analyze information on anti-reproductive rights crimes.There have been several cited cases of violence against clinicians and patients [...]

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October 2007

Abortion Rate Declines Worldwide, But Illegal and Unsafe Abortions Remain a Problem

By |October 15th, 2007|

A new report shows the abortion rate declined more in developed countries, where abortion is generally safe and legal, than in developing countries, where the procedure is largely illegal and unsafe, according to “Induced Abortion: Rates and Trends Worldwide,” a new report released by the Guttmacher Institute and the World Health Organization (WHO) published in [...]

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August 2007

The Health Dangers and High Costs of Unsafe Abortion

By |August 17th, 2007|

This month’s issue of the UK publication id21 health focus addresses the health dangers and economic impact of unsafe abortion. The issue highlights the findings of a technical meeting held at the Institute of Development Studies (UK) in April.Unsafe abortion is a major global public health problem particularly affecting low-income women. The World Health Organization [...]

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June 2007

African Leaders Call for Legalized, Safe Abortion Care

By |June 29th, 2007|

This week leaders from ten African nations called for legislation to end unsafe abortion during a conference in Kenya, which addressed the application of international and regional human rights agreements to reduce the maternal mortality rate in Africa.According to Kenyan Vice-President Moody Awori, 100 women die daily from unsafe abortion in Africa, and of the [...]

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April 2006

Pro-Choice News From Home and Abroad

By |April 3rd, 2006|

NAF was mentioned in a story about the increasingly extreme tactics of anti-choice advocates in the United Kingdom. Read the London Daily Telegraph article.The New York Times has a story about pro-choice members of the clergy. The Inter Press Service has a story on how outdated abortion laws force African women to resort to unsafe, [...]

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March 2006

Idaho, Africa, and Mississippi

By |March 23rd, 2006|

The Idaho legislature is considering a bill that would require teens to have parental consent before obtaining an abortion. Read the local story.Today is day three of a four day conference in Ethiopia about unsafe abortion in Africa. Read the news on allafrica.com. The Mississippi legislature is considering an abortion ban bill. Read about it.

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