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

NAF applauds the EACH Woman Act

By |January 31st, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the introduction of the EACH Woman Act: I applaud Representative Barbara Lee and Representative Jan Schakowsky along with Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Diana DeGette and Louise Slaughter and all of the co-sponsors for re-introducing the EACH Woman Act and taking a [...]

April 2016

House Arms Committee votes to continue restricting access to health care for service women and their families

By |April 27th, 2016|

Statement by Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the failure of the House Armed Services Committee to pass the Speier-Veasey Amendment to the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act: Women who serve our country and their family members should not be denied access to abortion care in military treatment facilities [...]

November 2011

Tell Concerned Women for America That There is no “Cure-All” for Rape

By |November 30th, 2011|

This week, while we were busy trying to get military insurance coverage for raped servicewomen, the anti-abortion group Concerned Women for America (CWA), showed us that they aren’t really that concerned about women at all.In a letter to the Senate opposing the Shaheen amendment, CWA said the amendment would be giving “abortion as a ‘cure-all’” [...]

Standing up for Raped Servicewomen

By |November 30th, 2011|

This week, we asked you to urge your senators to support the Shaheen amendment. This amendment would have lifted the ban on military insurance coverage for abortion care in cases where servicewomen become pregnant as the result of rape or incest. Thank you for taking action!Unfortunately, anti-choice legislators blocked the Shaheen amendment from coming to [...]

Standing up for Servicewomen: Rape Survivors Deserve Access to Abortion Care

By |November 28th, 2011|

Today The Hill published my blog post about an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would provide servicewomen with military insurance coverage for abortion care in cases of rape and incest:Standing up for servicewomen: Rape survivors deserve access to abortion careRecently, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization [...]

May 2011

Wednesday’s Words from Women

By |May 11th, 2011|

Over one-third of women of reproductive age have an abortion by the age of 45. However, women who have chosen abortion are often absent from the public debate. In order to break the silence surrounding abortion, we will be featuring real stories from real women each Wednesday on our blog. If you would like to [...]

April 2011

Wednesday’s Words from Women

By |April 20th, 2011|

Over one-third of women of reproductive age have an abortion by the age of 45. However, women who have chosen abortion are often absent from the public debate. In order to break the silence surrounding abortion, we will be featuring real stories from real women each Wednesday on our blog. If you would like to [...]

August 2009

Wednesday’s Words from Women

By |August 12th, 2009|

Over one-third of women of reproductive age have an abortion by the age of 45. However, women who have chosen abortion are often absent from the public debate. In order to break the silence surrounding abortion, we will be featuring real stories from real women each Wednesday on our blog. If you would like to [...]

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April 2009

Wednesdays Words from Women

By |April 15th, 2009|

Over one-third of women of reproductive age have an abortion by the age of 45. However, women who have chosen abortion are often absent from the public debate. In order to break the silence surrounding abortion, we will be featuring real stories from real women each Wednesday on our blog. If you would like to [...]

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January 2009

Celebrating 36 Years of Safe, Legal Abortion Care and a Pro-Choice Administration

By |January 22nd, 2009|

Today, we released the following statement:Thirty-six years ago today, the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that the right to privacy found in the United States Constitution included the right of women to terminate a pregnancy. This landmark decision has protected the health and saved the lives of countless women.Today’s important anniversary is just [...]

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