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NAF has worked since 1977 to ensure that women, health care professionals, and policymakers have access to factual information about abortion. NAF has created a series of carefully researched fact sheets that cover topics related to abortion and abortion care.

What Is Medical Abortion? - Information about early abortion using the medication mifepristone (also known as RU-486)

Safety of Abortion - Statistics on the safety of legal abortion; complications that can occur and how to prevent them

Abortion after 12 Weeks - Discussion of the compelling reasons that may cause women to have a later abortion

First-Trimester Abortion: A Comparison of Procedures - A table comparing two types of medical abortion with vacuum aspiration abortion

Facts About Mifepristone (RU-486) - Facts about the medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for early medical abortion

Abortion and Breast Cancer - Discussion of research findings concluding that abortion does not cause an increased risk of breast cancer

Post-Abortion Issues - Emotions women may feel following abortion, and conclusions of medical authorities that "post-abortion syndrome" does not exist

Women Who Have Abortions - Statistical highlights about the incidence of abortion in the U.S. and Canada

Economics of Abortion - The costs of abortion and of laws limiting access to abortion

Access to Abortion - Facts about women's declining access to abortion in the U.S. and causes of the decline

Crisis Pregnancy Centers - Information about how CPCs have deceived, harassed and misled women

Teenage Women, Abortion, and the Law - Teenage pregnancy, abortion, and restrictive laws directed at young women

Public Funding for Abortion: Medicaid and the Hyde Amendment - Facts about the Hyde Amendment, a provision that restricts low-income women's access to abortion

Abortion and Title X - What health care providers need to know about federal funding for family planning services.

FACE Act - The U.S. law that protects abortion providers and their patients from violence and threats of violence

The TRAP: Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers - TRAP bills single out abortion providers for medically unnecessary, politically motivated state regulations.

Fact sheets elsewhere on prochoice.org:

Certified Nurse-Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants as Abortion Providers - The role of advanced practice clinicians in providing safe, legal abortion services

What Professional Organizations Are Saying about Clinicians and Choice - Support for the increased role of appropriately trained certified nurse-midwives, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in abortion care.

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