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  1. I’m Scared to Get an Abortion. Help!

    Ending a pregnancy via abortion is a normal and typical part of life, with one in four women having an abortion by the time they are in their forties. Yet years of right wing scare tactics have convinced an entire generation of women that abortion is dangerous and scary. To the contrary, abortion can save…

  2. How to Have a Good Abortion

    In all the public furor over restrictions and choice politics, it’s easy to forget a key insight: abortion is a normal medical procedure that a quarter of women will undergo. And like other medical procedures, it can be freeing or frightening, traumatic or empowering. Pregnant people have made birth plans to assert their wishes and…

  3. Why Do Women Have Abortions?

    The Most Common Reasons Why Women Have Abortions The ongoing fight over abortion rights, especially in Texas, continues to frame abortion through the lens of people who will never have abortions. Media outlets continue to repeat lies about abortion, treating demonstrably false claims as just as valid as the right of birthing people to control…

  4. Being Abused? Get Help When Seeking an Abortion

    Physical and psychological abuse within a relationship top the list of reasons women seek abortions. And for a smaller fraction of children and young women, abuse is at the hands of their parents, in the form of incest or other sexual abuse. No one can force you into an abortion or stop you from having…

  5. Abortion After Rape: What to Expect

    One in six women is a survivor of rape or attempted rape. This life-altering crime is depressingly common, yet still shrouded in secrecy and stigma. An estimated 5% of rape victims become pregnant, compounding their suffering. If you are considering an abortion after rape or incest, here’s what to expect. When Can I Get an…

  6. 2plusabortions Destigmatizes Multiple Abortions

    About half of Americans who have abortions have had one previously. Abortion remains one of the most common and safest medical procedures, and a normal part of women’s reproductive health. Yet women who have had multiple abortions often feel alone, and may worry that they have failed or will face serious health consequences. The website…

  7. Can Birth Control Pills Cause an Abortion?

    Access to contraceptives is one of the best ways to prevent abortion. Yet anti-choice leaders consistently oppose not only contraceptive access, but contraceptive use. Across the Internet and in abstinence-only sex education classrooms, they are promoting the dangerous myth that birth control pills cause abortion. So can birth control induce an abortion? The answer is…

  8. Can doctor tell if I’ve had an abortion?

    One of the great tragedies of the abortion debate in this country is that it has left women feeling shame about a normal medical procedure. Abortion clinics save lives, and almost no one regrets their abortion. Moreover, by the age of 45, almost 1 in 4 women will have an abortion. Each woman’s reasons are…

  9. Is the Abortion Pill and Morning After Pill the Same?

    They’re both pills. And they can both help you avoid becoming a parent. But that’s where the similarities between the abortion pill (RU-486) and the morning after pill (Plan B) end. The two medications are not the same, and the morning after pill will not induce an abortion if you are already pregnant. Here’s what…

  10. Is Telemedicine Abortion Safe?

    Is Telemedicine Abortion Safe? The COVID-19 pandemic has opened a whole new world of telemedicine. Doctors who once never would have considered treating a patient online or over the phone are finding that doing so is often possible. It might seem strange, but it’s possible to get an abortion via telemedicine, without ever seeing the…

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  • Louisiana Classifies Medication Abortion Drugs as ‘Controlled Substances’
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2024Contact: naf@berlinrosen.com On Friday, Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry signed a bill that will classify medications used in medication abortion as “controlled substances” and impose criminal penalties for possession without a prescription. Below is a statement from Brittany Fonteno, President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation, in response to this news:  Statement… […]
  • Arizona Repeals Near-Total Abortion Ban
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2024Contact: naf@berlinrosen.com Statement from Brittany Fonteno, President  & CEO of the National Abortion Federation I am thrilled that Arizona’s governor signed the bill to repeal the state’s Civil War-era, near-total abortion ban, and incredibly grateful to all the abortion advocates whose righteous rage pressured lawmakers into repealing this horrific ban. As a… […]

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