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

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Monday, June 29, 2020
NAF Applauds SCOTUS Abortion Ruling
Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June Medical Services v. Russo: We are relieved and encouraged that our member clinics in Louisiana will be able to continue providing the safe,...
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
National Abortion Federation (NAF) Statement on Abortion Provision During COVID-19 Pandemic
As states and municipalities enact measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, more non-essential businesses will be instructed—or required—to close. At the same time, hospitals are preparing for a surge in COVID-19 cases and increased strain on their staff, resources, and systems, and will likely...
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Friday, January 24, 2020
Trump Signals Endorsement of Lies, Harassment, and Threats
Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on President Trump's unprecedented decision to attend the anti-choice March for Life: President Trump’s decision to attend the March for Life signals a clear endorsement of the lies,...
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Wednesday, October 02, 2019
GA Abortion Ban Blocked
Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on federal judge blocking Georgia's 6-week abortion ban: "District Judge Steve C. Jones’ ruling blocking Georgia’s 6-week abortion ban is important and appreciated. The heavy-...
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Monday, August 19, 2019
We Support Planned Parenthood
Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) on Planned Parenthood Federation of America's decision to withdraw from Title X: In July, some NAF members—including Maine Family Planning and Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center...
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Friday, May 24, 2019
National Abortion Federation Releases 2018 Violence & Disruption Statistics
Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) released its 2018 statistics on violence and disruption against abortion providers. As anti-abortion politicians continue to test the U.S. Supreme Court by passing unconstitutional anti-abortion laws and executive rules, those who oppose abortion are...
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Thursday, May 23, 2019
Congress: Abortion Is Health Care
Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on the Women's Health Protection Act being introduced in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives: Amidst a deluge of politically-motivated attacks on reproductive health...
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Alabama Passes Attack on Roe v. Wade
Statement of The Very Reverend Katherine Ragsdale, Interim President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), on Alabama’s passage of a blatant attack on Roe v. Wade: "In passing this atrocious bill, Alabama’s state legislators have shown their complete disregard for the U.S. Constitution...
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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Expecting Fundraising, Not Reality, at Senate Judiciary Hearing
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...
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Friday, February 22, 2019
HHS Releases Anti-Abortion Title X Final Rule
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...
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