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?

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For clinic referrals only (no funding):

1-877-257-0012

SCOTUS

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October 2018

Kavanaugh’s confirmation shows zero regard for women

By |October 6th, 2018|

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine H. Ragsdale, Interim President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today’s vote to confirm President Trump’s anti-woman U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, confirms what we already know: The Trump administration and anti-abortion politicians have zero regard for the real-life experiences of women in America. We have [...]

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 [...]

Kavanaugh must withdraw his nomination

By |September 26th, 2018|

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine H. Ragsdale, Interim President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Given all we have learned about Brett Kavanaugh in recent weeks—including multiple sexual assault allegations and his dishonest testimony before Congress—we call for Judge Kavanaugh to withdraw his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. We have adamantly [...]

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

SCOTUS allows fake women’s health centers to continue deceptive practices

By |June 26th, 2018|

Sign posted by a fake women's health center in order to trick patients into entering their door instead of the abortion clinic, EMW, next door. Statement of Melissa Fowler, Senior Director of Communications & Membership, following the Supreme Court’s ruling in NIFLA v Becerra: “Today, the Supreme Court decided by one vote to [...]

April 2017

Senate Confirms Gorsuch for SCOTUS

By |April 7th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch: Instead of insisting on a consensus nominee who could garner 60 votes in the U.S. Senate, Majority Leader McConnell orchestrated a vote to change Senate rules so that Gorsuch could be confirmed with a simple [...]

BREAKING: Gorsuch Advances Out of Committee

By |April 3rd, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s 11-9 vote to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch: As the nomination of Neil Gorsuch advances to the full Senate, NAF continues to strongly oppose his confirmation as a Supreme Court Justice. Neil Gorsuch evaded basic questions about protecting [...]

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 [...]

Repro Groups to Senate: Block Gorsuch

By |March 14th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the joint letter to U.S. Senators opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch: Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF), joined by 54 reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations, has called upon U.S. Senators to do everything necessary to block Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil [...]

Protect the Supreme Court

By |March 10th, 2017|

President Trump promised to put forth a Supreme Court nominee who would "automatically" vote to overturn Roe. There is nothing in Neil Gorsuch's record to suggest he won't do exactly that. We need a Supreme Court Justice who will honor established constitutional protections, including access to safe, legal abortion care. That is not Neil Gorsuch. [...]