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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October 2008

NAF Staff in the Field: Fighting South Dakota’s Proposed Abortion Ban – Update 2

By |October 10th, 2008|

After our successful first day of phone banking and holding our "No on 11" signs at a busy downtown intersection, we were eager to hit the streets and meet the people of Rapid City. We set out in teams and canvassed tree-lined, hilly neighborhoods covered in Halloween décor and political signs. Our targets were undecided [...]

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NAF Staff in the Field: Fighting South Dakota’s Proposed Abortion Ban – Update 1

By |October 8th, 2008|

Staff members from the National Abortion Federation traveled to South Dakota this week to work with the South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families (SDCHF) to campaign against Initiated Measure 11, which would ban abortion in the state with limited exceptions. This week our blog will feature their reports “from the field” about this closely watched [...]

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August 2007

New Report on Medical Abortion

By |August 16th, 2007|

Today, the New England Journal of Medicine published research on the safety of medical abortion in terms of future pregnancies. The research concluded that there is no evidence that a previous medical abortion increases the risk of miscarriage, tubal pregnancy, preterm birth, or low birth weight.>View NAF’s fact sheet on medical abortion

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February 2007

South Dakota Senate Committee Rejects Abortion Ban

By |February 21st, 2007|

This morning the South Dakota Senate State Affairs Committee rejected an abortion ban by an 8 to 1 vote. This dangerous ban would have prohibited safe abortion procedures with limited exceptions, and was passed by the state House last week.Despite the committee’s vote, the measure’s main sponsor, Rep. Gordon Howie, said he would still try [...]

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South Dakota Senate Rejects Three Abortion Measures

By |February 15th, 2007|

While the South Dakota House of Representatives passed a dangerous abortion ban yesterday, state senate committees defeated three bills aimed at restricting abortion access.SB172 would have required doctors to inform women that they cannot be forced to have an abortion as part of the state’s required informed consent. SB171 would have required abortion providers to [...]

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The National Abortion Federation Condemns Latest South Dakota Abortion Ban

By |February 14th, 2007|

Here is the press release we issued following the vote in South Dakota:Washington, DC - Reacting to today's action by the South Dakota House of Representatives to place another referendum before voters that would ban almost all abortions in the state, Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), noted that "Legislators [...]

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South Dakota Attempts to Have Another Abortion Ban Referendum

By |February 14th, 2007|

A bill that would ban almost all abortions in the state of South Dakota will be voted on today in the state’s House of Representatives.If the bill clears House and Senate and is signed by the Governor, the measure would be placed before South Dakota voters in the 2008 election.Last year, voters decisively rejected an [...]

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States Continue to Attack Abortion Access

By |February 1st, 2007|

State lawmakers across the country continue their attempts to restrict abortion access. Yesterday lawmakers in South Dakota introduced a bill banning abortion with limited exceptions. In November, voters in the state rejected an abortion ban by a wide margin. This year’s ban has stricter penalties; doctors who provide abortions could be charged with a Class-4 [...]

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November 2006

Voters Reject Abortion Restrictions

By |November 8th, 2006|

Voters in California, Oregon and South Dakota rejected anti-choice ballot initiatives on Election Day. > Read NAF's press release about the vote on the South Dakota abortion ban> Read NAF's press release about the vote on Oregon's parental notification ballot initiative> Read NAF's press release about the vote on California's parental notification initiative

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NAF Staff in the Field: South Dakota Abortion Ban Referenda – Update 8

By |November 6th, 2006|

Staff members from the National Abortion Federation (NAF) are on the ground in South Dakota campaigning to repeal South Dakota’s abortion ban. Please read our blog this week to read our staff’s reports “from the field” about this closely watched ballot initiative and learn more about the “No on Six” campaign.We had a rally in [...]

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