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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Title X

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February 2019

Trump’s HHS releases anti-abortion gag rule

By |February 22nd, 2019|

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the Trump Administration's release of the final anti-abortion Title X rule: We believe that all forms of reproductive health care, including abortion care, should not only be legal, but also safe and accessible. Any attempt to reduce [...]

May 2018

Trump-Pence Administration Announce Title X Gag Rule

By |May 23rd, 2018|

Last night, the Trump-Pence administration announced changes to the Title X program that amount to a domestic gag rule. “This rule is another attempt by the Trump-Pence Administration to deny women access to reproductive health care,” said Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF). “It is unconscionable to force medical professionals [...]

Trump Administration Pushes Gag Rule

By |May 18th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on Domestic Gag Rule: This rule is another attempt by the Trump-Pence Administration to deny women access to basic health care. It will prohibit health care providers from referring patients for safe, legal abortion care and deny patients access to the information [...]

January 2009

Prevention First Act Introduced in Congress

By |January 16th, 2009|

This week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), along with Representatives Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) introduced the Prevention First Act in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. This legislation would improve access to women’s health care, provide women with the resources they need to prevent unintended pregnancies, and save public [...]

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October 2007

Protect Title X’s Family Planning Programs!

By |October 22nd, 2007|

Tell Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt that family planning must remain a priority!President Bush has just appointed Dr. Susan Orr as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs (DASPA) in the Department of Health and Human Services. DASPA oversees Title X, the nation's family planning program, which provides high-quality family planning [...]

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National Abortion Federation Denounces the Appointment of Dr. Orr to Oversee Federal Family Planning Funds

By |October 17th, 2007|

NAF issued this press release today:The National Abortion Federation (NAF) denounces the appointment of Dr. Susan Orr as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs (DASPA). DASPA oversees Title X, the nation's family planning program, which provides high-quality family planning and preventive health care services to over five million low-income individuals annually.This appointment raises [...]

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February 2007

Prevention First Act Introduced in House of Representatives

By |February 6th, 2007|

Representative Slaughter (D-NY) and Representative DeGette (D-CO) introduced the Prevention First Act in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday. Passage of this Act would improve women’s access to comprehensive reproductive health care services; fund medically accurate sex education and pregnancy prevention programs for teens; and increase federal funding for Title X, the nation’s family planning [...]

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November 2006

National Abortion Federation Denounces Appointment of Dr. Keroack to Oversee Federal Family Planning Funds

By |November 21st, 2006|

Saporta: “Dr. Keroack should not be entrusted with the oversight of the Title X program and the health of millions of Americans.”The National Abortion Federation (NAF) today denounced the appointment of Dr. Eric Keroack as the new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs (DASPA). DASPA oversees Title X, the nation’s family planning program, which provides [...]

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Act Now to Protect Title X, America’s Family Planning Program

By |November 20th, 2006|

For more than 35 years, the Title X program has been a hallmark of quality preventative care, enabling practitioners to provide family planning services to over 5 million low-income individuals annually. However, this program and its mission are now at serious risk. The Bush Administration has just appointed an anti-choice ob-gyn, Dr. Eric Keroack, to [...]

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Bush Names Anti-choice Advocate to Oversee Family Planning

By |November 17th, 2006|

This week, the Bush Administration appointed Eric Keroack, M.D., as the new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs (DASPA) within the Department of Health and Human Services. In this post Keroack will oversee the Office of Family Planning and the Title X program, which is the only Federal program designed to fund family planning and [...]

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