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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

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National Abortion Federation Distributes Statement Clarifying Recent Supreme Court Decision on Abortion

Washington, DC - The National Abortion Federation (NAF) has received reports from our members and our Hotline operators about women being concerned about the accessibility of abortion care following the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. NAF has issued a statement so that women understand that abortion care will continue to be available at our member facilities. The complete statement follows:

On April 18 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a federal law banning certain abortion procedures after the first trimester. It remains the case, however, that abortion is still legal in the United States in the first and second trimesters, and under very limited circumstances in the third trimester. We are working with our members and attorneys to ensure that women continue to have access to the highest quality abortion care in compliance with the court's decision.

If you have questions about abortion or need referrals to providers of quality care, please call our toll-free Hotline at 1-800-772-9100. Our Hotline provides callers with unbiased, factual information about abortion in English, Spanish, and French.

NAF has been at the forefront of challenging this dangerous ban. 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 who choose abortion each year in the United States.

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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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