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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November 2015

We are thankful– and we’re not the only ones.

By |November 25th, 2015|

During this time of thanksgiving, we at NAF are thankful for our dedicated members. Our members are on the front lines working to ensure that access to safe, high-quality, patient-centered abortion care is still a reality. From the staff working the front desks in NAF member facilities, to the security guards, to the counselors, to [...]

September 2015

I am pro-choice because every situation is different

By |September 7th, 2015|

I am pro-choice because every situation is different, finances and everything. My situation: I already have a lovely family of six-- yes, six!!! When I found out I was pregnant, I was not happy. I cried-- especially since the partner didn't want anything to do with me and said it might not be his. I [...]

March 2015

It’s not the same for every woman

By |March 27th, 2015|

My boyfriend and I love life. We've been together for almost 6 years. We have had some amazing times together and many memories. We've always been very careful when it came to making love but just 2 weeks ago I peed on a home pregnancy test and it came back very positive. It was a [...]

NAF Mourns the Loss of Dr. Millie Hanson

By |March 17th, 2015|

We are sad to report the passing of longtime NAF member Dr. Mildred “Millie” Hanson. Millie was a founding member of NAF, a women’s health pioneer, and beloved colleague. She died late the night of March 4, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN. Millie was truly a legend within our community, and one of the first women [...]

I am forever grateful

By |March 6th, 2015|

To whom it may concern, I'm sure you hear from women who tell you that they never thought they would find themselves in the situation they were in when faced with the choice of abortion. Now I can say I personally understand that because I was in complete shock when I found out I was [...]

December 2014

Groups Urge Obama to Eliminate Abortion Funding Restrictions from Budget

By |December 5th, 2014|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, December 5, 2014 CONTACT: Alissa Manzoeillo 202.667.5881; 202.595.4395 (after hours/cell)   Groups Urge Obama to Eliminate Abortion Funding Restrictions from Budget Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) joined 81 organizations in sending a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to take a strong stand against the Hyde Amendment and [...]

August 2012

Wednesday’s Words from Women

By |August 15th, 2012|

I lost my job and haven’t been able to find another one since. My boyfriend only works part-time and isn’t helping me anymore. I already have three children and I can barely take care of them. It would be wrong for me to bring another life into this world. Thank you for your help and [...]

March 2012

Georgia Passes 20-Week Ban

By |March 30th, 2012|

With just minutes left in the 2012 legislative session, Georgia lawmakers passed a bill late Thursday night that will ban abortion care after 20 weeks in the state. Although the House and Senate leadership disagreed about adding an exception for cases of rape, incest, or when an abortion is necessary due to fetal diagnoses, they [...]

Abortion measure misguided

By |March 15th, 2012|

Today, my op-ed on Georgia's 20 week abortion ban bill was published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution: A bill banning abortion care after 20 weeks was fast-tracked through the state House last month. This bill substitutes personal ideologies for scientific evidence and could have devastating effects on the health of women in Georgia. The very premise [...]

February 2012

Amended Virginia Ultrasound Mandate Should Still be Rejected

By |February 22nd, 2012|

Today, I issued the following statement on Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's proposed amendments to the a state ultrasound bill: Today, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell asked legislators to make a series of amendments to a bill that would require women seeking abortion care to have an ultrasound. But even with the proposed amendments, this bill is [...]