About Abortion Are You Pregnant? Professional Education Publications and Research U.S. Public Policy Canada Membership Support NAF About NAF
 Find a Provider | News | Blog | Get Involved | Action Alerts | Clinicians for Choice | En español | En français | Site Map | Contact Us | NAF Home
NAF Logo news We provide the medical and political perspectives on abortion care and policy.
NewsPress kit
Press kit
> Anti-Abortion Violence
Press releases
Interview Experts
Search prochoice.org
Powered by
NAF Hotline
Find a provider:

(no funding assistance provided on this line)


NAF has been compiling statistics on incidents of violence and disruption against abortion providers since 1977. Our comprehensive database is an invaluable resource that detects changes in the patterns and trends in anti-abortion activities.

NAF's Violence and Disruption Statistics are an invaluable resource for any reporter writing on clinic violence. They document incidents of violence that range from murder to arson and bomb threats to picketing.

In order to gain an historical perspective on extreme violence against abortion providers and clinics, see NAF's History of Violence series which includes chronologies of extreme violence such as murders and shootings, arsons and bombings, and anthrax attacks.

NAF also offers profiles of anti-abortion extremist groups and individuals, such as the Army of God, Eric Rudolph, James Kopp, and Clayton Waagner.

Vicki Saporta, NAF's President and CEO, is an expert on clinic violence and has worked closely with the press during continual coverage of arsons, bombings, and anthrax threats at clinics. She is available for comment on a wide range of violence-related issues. To interview Saporta, email the Communications Department at press@prochoice.org or call 202-667-5881.

NAF website Copyright 2010 National Abortion Federation. Use of this site signifies your agreement to our Usage and Privacy Policy.