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

South Dakota

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June 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Anti-choice politicians pass 525,600 minute national waiting period for abortion care

By |June 4th, 2015|

Just kidding! But given the continued attacks on abortion access, it wouldn’t be so surprising if they tried something that extreme. Even though women carefully consider their options before they make an appointment to obtain abortion care, some politicians think they know better and have passed medically unnecessary, government-enforced “time outs” for women seeking abortion [...]

July 2011

The Coat Hanger Project

By |July 15th, 2011|

Today, staff members from the National Abortion Federation held a private viewing of the documentary The Coat Hanger Project, which chronicles the development of the reproductive justice movement in the United States. Filmmaker Angie Young got the inspiration for the film (and began shooting footage) while working on a campaign to overturn a 2006 South [...]

March 2011

South Dakota Governor Signs Longest Waiting Period in Nation into Law

By |March 24th, 2011|

On Tuesday, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a bill into law that would impose the nation's longest waiting period on women seeking abortion care, and force women in South Dakota to visit an anti-abortion pregnancy center before obtaining care. Requiring a woman to wait 72 hours before she can obtain an abortion is burdensome [...]

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February 2011

South Dakota Must Not Legalize Murder of Abortion Providers

By |February 16th, 2011|

This week, the South Dakota House of Representatives is considering a bill that could make it legal to murder abortion providers. Some states—including South Dakota—consider homicide justifiable when it is an act of self-defense or in defense of another person. But HB 1171 would expand the definition of "justifiable homicide" to include homicide that is [...]

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February 2010

NAF Board Member Profiled in The Washington Post

By |February 26th, 2010|

Today, The Washington Post profiled abortion provider and NAF Board Member Dr. Carol Ball. Dr. Ball is one of four physicians who travel from out of state to provide abortions in South Dakota, which has not had an in-state provider of elective abortions since 1994.South Dakota has seen some of the fiercest challenges to Roe [...]

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July 2009

NAF Member Clinic Moves to Block Ultrasound Law

By |July 31st, 2009|

NAF member Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo, ND has filed a lawsuit to block part of a new state law that requires providers to offer all patients the option to view an ultrasound image 24 hours prior to obtaining abortion care.While a woman should have the option to view such an image, legislation mandating [...]

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February 2009

State Policymakers Continue to Attack Abortion Access

By |February 6th, 2009|

Lawmakers in multiple states continue to propose legislation attempting to restrict abortion access.Earlier this week in South Carolina, a bill requiring that all women wait 24 hours after an ultrasound is provided to receive abortion care was approved by a House committee and sent to the full House of Representatives. Current law already requires women [...]

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November 2008

Temporary Injunction Delays Oklahoma Ultrasound Law

By |November 17th, 2008|

A temporary injunction, issued October 29, has prevented Oklahoma ultrasound legislation from taking effect this month. In April, the Oklahoma legislature passed the country’s most restrictive ultrasound law, which requires women to undergo an ultrasound one hour prior to obtaining abortion care and listen to an explanation from the medical professional performing the ultrasound while [...]

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South Dakota Voters Reject the Nation’s Most Restrictive Abortion Ban

By |November 5th, 2008|

This ban would have threatened the lives and health of South Dakota women, and potentially set a dangerous precedent for our country. Today’s vote is a victory not only for women in South Dakota, but for women throughout the nation.This is the second time South Dakota voters have protected a woman’s right to access abortion [...]

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October 2008

NAF Staff in the Field: Fighting South Dakota’s Proposed Abortion Ban – Update 3

By |October 14th, 2008|

Our weekend of activism culminated in a well-attended visibility event at a busy intersection in the middle of Rapid City. Even though the traffic was constant, drivers took the time to honk in support, sometimes slowing to wave. Some drivers pulled over to talk with us and get literature on the ban, and one driver [...]

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