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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Supreme Court

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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 [...]

April 2017

Senate Confirms Gorsuch for SCOTUS

By |April 7th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch: Instead of insisting on a consensus nominee who could garner 60 votes in the U.S. Senate, Majority Leader McConnell orchestrated a vote to change Senate rules so that Gorsuch could be confirmed with a simple [...]

BREAKING: Gorsuch Advances Out of Committee

By |April 3rd, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s 11-9 vote to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch: As the nomination of Neil Gorsuch advances to the full Senate, NAF continues to strongly oppose his confirmation as a Supreme Court Justice. Neil Gorsuch evaded basic questions about protecting [...]

March 2017

Senate must filibuster

By |March 23rd, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Senate Confirmation Hearing: During this week’s confirmation hearings, Neil Gorsuch evaded basic questions about protecting women’s reproductive rights, and did nothing to assuage our fears that, if confirmed, he would vote to considerably weaken or even overturn Roe [...]

Repro Groups to Senate: Block Gorsuch

By |March 14th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the joint letter to U.S. Senators opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch: Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF), joined by 54 reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations, has called upon U.S. Senators to do everything necessary to block Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil [...]

Protect the Supreme Court

By |March 10th, 2017|

President Trump promised to put forth a Supreme Court nominee who would "automatically" vote to overturn Roe. There is nothing in Neil Gorsuch's record to suggest he won't do exactly that. We need a Supreme Court Justice who will honor established constitutional protections, including access to safe, legal abortion care. That is not Neil Gorsuch. [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

April 2010

Justice John Paul Stevens Retires from the Supreme Court

By |April 9th, 2010|

Today we issued the following statement:Throughout his 35 years on the Supreme Court, Justice John Paul Stevens has been an influential member of the Court known for his protection of civil rights and civil liberties. We thank him for his years of dedicated public service, and wish him well in his retirement.Justice Stevens consistently and [...]