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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January 2017

The Attorney General must lead with impartiality.

By |January 10th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the confirmation hearing of Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General: NAF strongly opposes the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States. Sessions has a long record of opposing protections for abortion providers and we have serious concerns [...]

We need someone who will enforce the law.

By |January 5th, 2017|

President-Elect Trump's decision to nominate Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General cannot go unchallenged. Senator Sessions has consistently opposed reproductive health, rights, and justice, voting 86 times against our issues during his 20 years in the Senate. Tell your Senators to stop Sessions! Senator Sessions has been endorsed by the extremist anti-abortion group Operation Rescue. [...]

December 2016

No Evidence of Wrongdoing By Abortion Providers

By |December 5th, 2016|

Today, the Democratic Members of the Select Investigative Panel, which has been investigating abortion providers for the last 15 months, issued a 112-page report affirming that their investigation has found no evidence of wrongdoing by abortion providers, researchers, or companies involved in fetal tissue donation and research. “It’s no surprise that just like 17 other [...]

Saporta: The Select Panel should be disbanded

By |December 1st, 2016|

Statement by Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the passing of H.R. 933 funding for the Select Panel:   “The Select Panel should be disbanded, not given more taxpayer money to waste on a political witch hunt that is based on false and bogus information.” ### The National Abortion [...]

June 2016

Leading Experts File Briefs in Support of NAF’s Preliminary Injunction

By |June 9th, 2016|

This week, experts filed six amicus briefs with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the National Abortion Federation’s (NAF’s) preliminary injunction against the Center for Medical Progress and other defendants. The amicus briefs were submitted by journalism scholars and journalists; constitutional law scholars; fetal tissue researchers, scientists, physicians, medical and legal ethicists, and [...]

April 2016

Dramatic Increase in Threats, Violence Directly Correlates with Release of Misleading Videos

By |April 5th, 2016|

Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) released 2015 statistics on violence and disruption against abortion providers. The statistics reflect a dramatic increase in 2015 in hate speech and internet harassment, death threats, attempted murder, and murder, which coincided with the release of heavily-edited, misleading, and inflammatory videos beginning in July. “The sharp rise in threats [...]

February 2016

Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Against CMP

By |February 5th, 2016|

Today, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted the National Abortion Federation (NAF) a preliminary injunction prohibiting Biomax Procurement Services LLC, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), David Daleiden, and Troy Newman from releasing recordings and materials they illegally obtained at NAF’s educational meetings. The court specifically held there [...]

December 2015

Man making online threats following release of highly-edited videos arrested

By |December 15th, 2015|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on arrest of man making online threats following release of highly-edited videos: Since the release of highly-edited, misleading videos this summer, we have recorded an unprecedented increase in hate speech, threats, and calls to action targeting abortion providers. Some of the most [...]

November 2015

Thank You to Abortion Providers

By |November 30th, 2015|

Despite this latest terrorist attack in Colorado, clinics across the country are open and caring for patients. We want to thank all of the clinic staff who report to work every day to ensure that women can access the abortion care they need. They are truly heroes, and we are grateful for their courage and [...]

We stand in solidarity

By |November 28th, 2015|

Yesterday, our community withstood a heartbreaking attack in Colorado. Our hearts and thoughts continue to go out to the families of those who were killed and to those who were injured. We also send thanks to the brave clinic staff in Colorado Springs who endured the attack and acted quickly to ensure patients were safe. [...]