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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April 2019

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s 20-week abortion ban hearing

By |April 9th, 2019|

Statement by The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s 20-week abortion ban hearing: Lying as a form of public discourse is not only immoral it is also corrosive to democracy—and we’ve seen it get people killed. It is not okay to accept [...]

February 2019

S. 311 is a bill of inflammatory language demonizing women

By |February 25th, 2019|

Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale on Senator Ben Sasse's attempt to pass anti-abortion S. 311: This anti-choice bill uses inflammatory language in yet another attempt to justify politically-motivated, medically-unnecessary interference in the practice of medicine, interference that threatens women’s access to reproductive health care. It is an attempt to distract from the Trump-Pence [...]

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 [...]

January 2019

McConnell files cloture for harmful anti-abortion S. 109

By |January 16th, 2019|

Today, Senator Mitch McConnell filed cloture for S. 109, an extreme and harmful anti-abortion bill, giving it a procedural vote without even a committee hearing. S. 109 would prevent millions of women in America from obtaining private insurance coverage for abortion care. It would also permanently restrict federal dollars from covering abortion care for women [...]

NAF opposes Trump Administration’s latest anti-abortion rule

By |January 8th, 2019|

Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF), the professional association of abortion providers, joined others in submitting comments opposing the Trump Administration’s latest anti-abortion effort: the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Exchange Program Integrity” proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “Once again, anti-abortion politicians are attempting to single out [...]

July 2018

We need a Supreme Court justice who will honor established precedent

By |July 9th, 2018|

Statement of Melissa Fowler, Senior Director, Communications & Membership at the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for SCOTUS: President Trump promised to put forth a nominee who would oppose Roe v. Wade, and Judge Brett Kavanaugh has passed this litmus test. Kavanaugh has been approved by ultraconservative and anti-abortion [...]

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 [...]

May 2018

Governor Reynolds has completely disregarded the U.S. Constitution

By |May 4th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on Governor Reynold's signing Iowa's 6-week abortion ban into law: "In signing Iowa’s new six-week abortion ban, Governor Reynolds has completely disregarded the U.S. Constitution. Anti-choice politicians have once again demonstrated that they would rather advance their extreme social agenda than ensure [...]

January 2018

HR 4712 was written by anti-choice politicians to score political points

By |January 19th, 2018|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the latest anti-abortion bill, HR 4712: This bill is a politically-motivated, medically-unnecessary interference in the practice of medicine and could negatively impact women’s access to reproductive health care. It is part of the Trump-Pence assault on safe, legal abortion care and [...]

July 2017

Health Care Repeal: Devastating consequences for millions of women and families

By |July 27th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): If the latest version of the health care repeal bill passes, it would have devastating consequences for millions of women and families, who would lose access to necessary health care coverage. Even the “slimmed-down” version being considered by the Senate tonight would [...]