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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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 [...]

May 2017

The AHCA Would Have Devastating Consequences

By |May 4th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the passing of the American Health Care Act (AHCA): If this health care repeal bill becomes law, it would have devastating consequences for millions of women and families. The core provisions of the AHCA are an assault on women's access to [...]

March 2017

WHPA prohibits states from passing medically-unnecessary regulations

By |March 2nd, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the reintroduction of the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA): Today, Senator Blumenthal and Senator Baldwin, joined by Representative Chu, Representative Fudge, and Representative Frankel reintroduced the Women’s Health Protection Act. This important bill would prohibit states from passing medically-unnecessary regulations that [...]

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 [...]

Global HER Act to Permanently Repeal the Global Gag Rule

By |January 25th, 2017|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the Introduction of the Global Health Empowerment and Rights (HER) Act to Permanently Repeal the Global Gag Rule: We thank Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) for their leadership in introducing the Global HER Act and for taking bold [...]

July 2016

What’s happened since the Supreme Court’s Whole Woman’s Health decision?

By |July 6th, 2016|

We have received a number of requests to have our "The Burden is Undue" rally signs you've seen everywhere available as a t-shirt. So, we had to make it happen! You can purchase one of these shirts here.  Make sure you order your shirt before July 20th to get it in the first batch to [...]

June 2016

SCOTUS Strikes Down Part Of Texas TRAP Law, H.B. 2

By |June 27th, 2016|

Statement of Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt: Today’s Supreme Court decision is an important first step in restoring abortion access for women in Texas and keeping high-quality clinics open. We could not be prouder of our members, [...]

March 2016

PEI will expand abortion access

By |March 31st, 2016|

  Statement by Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and the National Abortion Federation Canada, on the Premier's announcement about abortion access in PEI: We applaud the Premier’s announcement today to respect Charter Rights and make safe, legal abortion care available on PEI. Women should not have to travel out [...]

January 2016

Celebrating 28 Years of Legalized Abortion in Canada

By |January 28th, 2016|

Today marks the 28th anniversary of the R v. Morgentaler decision, which decriminalized abortion in Canada. This landmark decision has undoubtedly protected the health and saved the lives of countless women and changed the legal landscape in Canada. Before Jan. 28, 1988, abortion was permitted only in very limited circumstances. Hospitals with Therapeutic Abortion Committees [...]

NAF Files Brief Urging SCOTUS to Overturn Texas Clinic Shutdown Law

By |January 5th, 2016|

The National Abortion Federation (NAF) filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the Fifth Circuit’s decision to uphold the sham laws in Texas, which shut down half the abortion clinics in the state and imposed an unconstitutional burden on women’s ability to access abortion care. The case, Whole Woman’s Health v. [...]