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.

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South Dakota

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June 2006

Another Battle Over Abortion in South Dakota

By |June 28th, 2006|

Women’s eNews reports that Cecelia Fire Thunder, the first woman president of the Oglala Sioux Nation, is under attack for advocating for a women’s health clinic that would provide abortion care be built on the Pine Ridge Reservation, located in southwest South Dakota. Fire Thunder has since come under attack from abortion opponents, and the [...]

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Citizens of South Dakota Will Have a Choice in November

By |June 22nd, 2006|

South Dakota Secretary of State Chris Nelson certified this week that the required signatures had been gathered and the restrictive anti-abortion repeal initiative would appear on the ballot in November.Citizens of South Dakota will have a chance to repeal the state’s extreme ban on abortion. The South Dakota ban outlaws abortion, making it a felony [...]

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South Dakota Activists Turn in Petition Signatures

By |June 1st, 2006|

Tuesday, pro-choice activists in South Dakota turned in more than 37,000 signatures in support of a ballot initiative to overturn South Dakota's ban on abortions.The Toronto Star reports on the decision of Amnesty International's Canadian section to include reproductive health in its mission of advocating for human rights.

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April 2006

CNN Profiles South Dakota Provider

By |April 4th, 2006|

CNN has a story on one of the abortion providers who routinely flies into South Dakota to help care for women at the state’s only comprehensive reproductive health care clinic. Watch a clip from the CNN storyIn 2005 Quebec passed a law that would increase teens’ access to birth control, but the reforms still have [...]

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March 2006

News Roundup

By |March 29th, 2006|

The Associated Press reports that the South Dakota abortion ban may not apply to the state’s Native American reservations. The Houston Chronicle reports on how women in Texas are struggling with state cuts to reproductive health care services.Connie Schultz, a columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, writes about how religious faith supports pro-choice values. Read [...]

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Mobilizing The States

By |March 27th, 2006|

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports on how the South Dakota abortion ban is mobilizing new activists in the states. Read the article.The New York Times had an editorial on Saturday commending Senators Patty Murray and Hillary Clinton for blocking the nomination of a new FDA chief until the agency issues a decision on emergency contraception. Read [...]

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Pro-Choice Activists Fight Back

By |March 24th, 2006|

Pro-choice activists in South Dakota kicked off a campaign today to overturn the state’s abortion ban. Read the Reuters story.NPR has a story about how bills expanding access to emergency contraception are faring in state legislatures. Listen to the report.Anti-choice Alabama legislators have introduced two bills that would ban almost all abortions in the state. [...]

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Possible Consequences of the South Dakota Abortion Ban

By |March 13th, 2006|

NAF was part of a story in the Toronto Star about the South Dakota abortion ban.The New York Times has an editorial commenting on the unconstitutionality of the South Dakota abortion ban. Eyal Press has an op-ed in the New York Times that talks about low-income women’s lack of access to abortion services. Press’ father [...]

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South Dakota: Still Front Page News

By |March 8th, 2006|

Today NAF was part of an Associated Press story on the South Dakota abortion ban.The Argus Leader reports that South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds is trying to distance himself from the abortion ban, which he signed into law yesterday.According to this second Associated Press story, Governor Rounds also says that if the abortion ban is [...]

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News Roundup on the South Dakota Abortion Ban

By |March 7th, 2006|

Yesterday, the South Dakota governor signed into law a blatantly unconstitutional bill that would ban almost all abortions in the state. We expect this law to be challenged and then immediately enjoined. We issued a press release yesterday condemning the ban. Read the Associated Press article. Read the CNN article. USA Today is reporting that [...]

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