National Abortion Federation

The National Abortion Federation (NAF) is the professional association of abortion providers.Our members include individuals, private and non-profit clinics, Planned Parenthood affiliates, women’s health centers, physicians’ offices, and hospitals who together care for approximately half the women who choose abortion in the U.S. and Canada each year. Our members also include public hospitals and both public and private clinics in Mexico City and private clinics in Colombia.

Releases by this organization

Newswire article
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine H. Ragsdale, Interim President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on Ohio Passing HB258, an Unconstitutional "Heartbeat" Abortion Ban, 58-35
Governor Kasich rightfully vetoed this unconstitutional abortion ban that jeopardizes the health and well-being of Ohio women and their families and it is appalling that the Ohio General Assembly has overridden his veto. HB258 bans abortion before many women even realize they are pregnant, taking...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Alabama Passes Extreme Anti-Abortion Ballot Initiative
Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine H. Ragsdale, Interim President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on the passing of anti-abortion Amendment 2: Today, Alabama passed Amendment 2, granting full legal rights to fertilized eggs while laying the groundwork to strip women of...
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Friday, September 28, 2018
Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine H. Ragsdale, Interim President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation
Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine H. Ragsdale, Interim President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): The Senate Judiciary Committee members who voted to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation today sent a clear message to Americans: overruling Roe v. Wade trumps everything...
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Kavanaugh Must Withdraw
Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine H. Ragsdale, Interim President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF): Given all we have learned about Brett Kavanaugh in recent weeks—including multiple sexual assault allegations and his dishonest testimony before Congress—we call for Judge...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Longtime NAF President & CEO Announces Plans to Retire in June 2019
Today, Vicki Saporta, National Abortion Federation (NAF) President and CEO for the past 23 years, announced her plans to retire in June 2019. “It has been a great privilege to lead this organization and work alongside so many courageous abortion providers and dedicated advocates to help ensure that...
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Monday, May 07, 2018
National Abortion Federation Releases 2017 Violence & Disruption Statistics
Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) released its 2017 statistics on violence and disruption against abortion providers . With anti-abortion extremists feeling emboldened by the current political environment, NAF members reported an escalation of hostility and targeted activity in 2017...
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Newswire article
Monday, January 29, 2018
Politicians Should Be Protecting, Not Jeopardizing Women’s Lives and Health
The Senate, once again, is considering a blatantly unconstitutional nationwide ban on abortion care after 20 weeks, which is a threat to women’s lives and health, and at odds with medical standards of care. Anti-choice politicians in Congress continue to prove that the only thing they can agree...
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