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

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December 2019

We’re in this together.

By |December 2nd, 2019|

A note from NAF's President and CEO, The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale: I am sure many of you saw yesterday’s New York Times piece, “How a Divided Left is Losing the Battle on Abortion,” which raised a number of concerning and challenging issues about our movement. I spoke to this reporter for more than an [...]

October 2019

Federal Judge Blocks Georgia 6-Week Abortion Ban

By |October 1st, 2019|

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on federal judge blocking Georgia's 6-week abortion ban: "District Judge Steve C. Jones’ ruling blocking Georgia’s 6-week abortion ban is important and appreciated. The heavy-handed 6-week abortion ban is blatantly unconstitutional, dangerous and disrespectful to women, and should [...]

August 2019

NAF Launches Pre-Paid Gas Card Program to Help Patients Obtain Abortion Care

By |August 14th, 2019|

Today, amid increasing restrictions on abortion care, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and its 40-year-old Hotline have announced a new pilot program to help some member clinics provide pre-paid gas cards to patients seeking abortion care. The cost of the actual abortion procedure is only one expense women must manage when they need an abortion. [...]

May 2019

Alabama passes attack on Roe v. Wade

By |May 14th, 2019|

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on Alabama’s passage of a blatant attack on Roe v. Wade: "In passing this atrocious bill, Alabama’s state legislators have shown their complete disregard for the U.S. Constitution and the needs of their constituents. Anti-choice politicians have once [...]

June 2018

Iowa Supreme Court strikes down 72-hour waiting period

By |June 29th, 2018|

Statement of Melissa Fowler, Senior Director, Communications & Membership at the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Today, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that a 72-hour waiting period for abortion care violates the state’s Constitution. This waiting period would have only added to the many existing barriers that women in Iowa already face when they try to [...]

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 [...]

May 2018

Governor Reynolds has completely disregarded the U.S. Constitution

By |May 4th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on Governor Reynold's signing Iowa's 6-week abortion ban into law: "In signing Iowa’s new six-week abortion ban, Governor Reynolds has completely disregarded the U.S. Constitution. Anti-choice politicians have once again demonstrated that they would rather advance their extreme social agenda than ensure [...]

September 2017

ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Maine Family Planning take on Maine’s abortion restriction

By |September 20th, 2017|

Statement from Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the ACLU and Planned Parenthood's challenge of Maine's medically-unnecessary abortion restriction: We applaud the ACLU and Planned Parenthood as they challenge yet another medically-unnecessary restriction on women’s access to abortion care on behalf of NAF members. Today, the groups are challenging [...]

February 2017

Politicians in Texas have made it clear: they don’t trust you

By |February 16th, 2017|

It’s clear from the ever-growing number of anti-abortion bills each session—including an outright ban that would put women and providers at risk of criminal charges if they obtain or provide abortion care—that politicians in Texas do not trust women to make their own private medical decisions. They also require providers to give medically-inaccurate information to [...]

Abortion care in the news 2/3/17

By |February 3rd, 2017|

It can be difficult to keep track of all the news these days, so here are some stories we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss this week: Arkansas: Arkansas’s governor signed a bill into law last week banning a safe, common abortion method. This law also gives  a woman’s husband or family the right [...]