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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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 [...]

July 2016

What’s happened since the Supreme Court’s Whole Woman’s Health decision?

By |July 6th, 2016|

We have received a number of requests to have our "The Burden is Undue" rally signs you've seen everywhere available as a t-shirt. So, we had to make it happen! You can purchase one of these shirts here.  Make sure you order your shirt before July 20th to get it in the first batch to [...]

June 2016

SCOTUS Strikes Down Part Of Texas TRAP Law, H.B. 2

By |June 27th, 2016|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt: Today’s Supreme Court decision is an important first step in restoring abortion access for women in Texas and keeping high-quality clinics open. We could not be prouder of our members, [...]

March 2016

New FDA label for medical abortion pill, Mifeprex

By |March 30th, 2016|

Statement by Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the New FDA Label for Medical Abortion Pill, Mifeprex: We are delighted that the FDA has approved a label change, which brings the label for mifepristone in-line with scientific research and evidence-based practice. Since mifepristone was initially approved by the FDA [...]

January 2016

NAF Files Brief Urging SCOTUS to Overturn Texas Clinic Shutdown Law

By |January 5th, 2016|

The National Abortion Federation (NAF) filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the Fifth Circuit’s decision to uphold the sham laws in Texas, which shut down half the abortion clinics in the state and imposed an unconstitutional burden on women’s ability to access abortion care. The case, Whole Woman’s Health v. [...]

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 [...]

May 2015

New Oklahoma abortion law burdensome for women

By |May 19th, 2015|

The following letter-to-the-editor was published in The Daily Oklahoman on 5/15/15   New abortion law burdensome for women Increasing the waiting period for women seeking abortion care from 24 to 72 hours clearly demonstrates that anti-choice politicians in Oklahoma don't respect women or their ability to make decisions, and don't understand the realities of women's [...]

Virginia AG Clarifies Application of Architectural Regs

By |May 5th, 2015|

Yesterday, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring reversed the legal advice of former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, and clarified that building and construction requirements apply to new construction and not existing abortion providers in the state. We never believed that these medically unnecessary architectural regulations should be applied to existing clinics in Virginia. As Attorney General [...]