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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November 2006

NAF Staff in the Field: South Dakota Abortion Ban Referenda – Update 7

By |November 3rd, 2006|

We visited the Planned Parenthood clinic. There was one lone protester praying out in front, but in talking with the Planned Parenthood staff we learned that the protesters have been out in force almost every day. We toured the facility and met the staff, including our NAF representative. She was thrilled to see us and [...]

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NAF Staff in the Field: South Dakota Abortion Ban Referenda – Update 6

By |November 3rd, 2006|

While driving around the Sioux Falls area, we notice that many of the churches have at least one (and usually several) “Vote Yes for Life” yard signs. Their marquees also contain anti-choice messages, along with reminders to vote on November 7th. Many of these churches are also polling locations, where South Dakota citizens will go [...]

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NAF Staff in the Field: South Dakota Abortion Ban Referenda – Update 5

By |November 2nd, 2006|

Working side by side with local pro-choice volunteers in the campaign office, we hear stories about why repealing the abortion ban is so important and how taking a position on this issue has affected their lives. We talk with Joan, who is addressing envelopes containing voter guides to be sent to the final group of [...]

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NAF Staff in the Field: South Dakota Abortion Ban Referenda – Update 4

By |November 1st, 2006|

On Sunday morning, the local Sioux Falls Paper, the Argus Leader, had a full front-page story with the most recent poll results for Referred Law Six. These results reflect the fact that 52% are in support of repealing the abortion ban, 42% are in favor of keeping the ban and 6% are undecided. There was [...]

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October 2006

NAF Staff in the Field: South Dakota Abortion Ban Referenda – Update 3

By |October 31st, 2006|

Last night watching TV, we had an opportunity to see the newest ad that the “No on Six” Campaign is airing to educate South Dakotans about the restrictive abortion ban. It was immediately followed by an ad paid for by the organization supporting the ban, “Vote Yes for Life,” in which a female doctor urges [...]

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NAF Staff in the Field: South Dakota Abortion Ban Referenda – Update 2

By |October 31st, 2006|

With Halloween right around the corner in South Dakota, even jack-o-lanterns take on a political tone as volunteers show up to carve “No on Six” into pumpkins. This was first done at the campaign headquarters in Rapid City, and it attracted the attention of local media who came down to tape the event. Pumpkin carving [...]

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NAF Staff in the Field: South Dakota Abortion Ban Referenda – Update 1

By |October 30th, 2006|

Driving along the flat, dusty stretch of Highway 29 between our hotel and campaign headquarters, we are all struck by the sheer number of yard signs reflecting various issues South Dakotans will be deciding on in a few days. In past elections, it may have been easier to predict the outcome for certain ballot initiatives [...]

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Reports from the Field: South Dakota Abortion Ban

By |October 30th, 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.Earlier this year, the South [...]

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South Dakota: Fight the Abortion Ban!

By |October 12th, 2006|

Earlier this year, the South Dakota legislature voted to deny women safe and legal access to essential reproductive health care services. House Bill 1215, which was signed by Governor Rounds in March, would prohibit abortion at all stages of pregnancy, with only a limited exception if necessary to save the life of the woman. The [...]

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July 2006

South Dakota’s Abortion Ban Could Head to the Courts

By |July 11th, 2006|

South Dakota Attorney General said if voters approve an abortion ban it may be challenged in court and could be found to violate the U.S. Constitution.Passed by the state legislature and signed into law earlier this year, the law prohibits all safe abortion procedures at all stages of pregnancy and contains only a limited exception [...]

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