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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, January 5, 2006

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NAF Communications Department
202-667-5881

New NAF Web Pages for Spanish-speaking Audience
Help & Information in Spanish at http://www.prochoice.org/spanish

Washington, DC - The National Abortion Federation today unveiled new sections of our www.prochoice.org website for Spanish-speaking women seeking information about abortion and how to access quality care. As the professional association of abortion providers in North America, NAF members care for more than half of the women who chose abortion each year. A significant percentage of those women either speak Spanish as a primary language or are bilingual. Twenty percent of women who have abortions are Latina.

"We want women of all cultures and backgrounds to have the best available information about abortion care so that they can make the choices that are best for them," said Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of NAF. "Language should not be a barrier."

Visitors can reach the Spanish-language pages of the NAF website by clicking 'En español' on the homepage of www.prochoice.org or by going directly to http://www.prochoice.org/es/. From the Spanish home page, visitors can access information on the following topics:

  • Making a decision about abortion
  • Facts about abortion, linked to five selected fact sheets
    • Women who have abortions
    • The safety of abortion
    • Facts about mifepristone or medical abortion
    • Teenage women, abortion, and the law
    • Post-abortion issues
  • How to reach the NAF Hotline at 800-772-9100

"We have information in Spanish about how to reach NAF's national toll-free Hotline, and we have bilingual staff ready to help women with unplanned pregnancies," said Saporta. "These resources on prochoice.org also can be a good source of information for Spanish -speaking and bilingual medical professionals, and we encourage them to browse through frequently."

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The National Abortion Federation (NAF) is the professional association of abortion providers in the United States and Canada. Our mission is to ensure safe, legal, and accessible abortion care to promote health and justice for women. Our members include health care professionals at clinics, doctors' offices, and hospitals, who together care for more than half the women in both countries who choose abortion each year. For more information, visit our website at www.prochoice.org

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