The National Abortion Federation is supposed to be the cream of the crop, the safest, most professional abortion providers in the nation. But a closer look shows otherwise. One participant in a NAF Risk Management Seminar admitted to lying to women in order to cover up injuries during abortions, and six of his fellows admitted to doing the same.

The contrast between what NAF says and what they do is striking. Even NAF's hotline workers are kept in the dark, the better to funnel women into what they're assured are safe facilities that adhere to the highest standards of care. The NAF web site tells visitors:

    • "What is a NAF Clinic? NAF is the professional association of abortion providers in North America. .... In order to become a member, a clinic must complete a rigorous application process. Member clinics have agreed to comply with our standards for quality and care.... NAF periodically conducts site visits to confirm that our clinics are in compliance with our guidelines.

In the sad cases below, you'll see for yourself how little women can count on prochoice organizations, even the most respected ones, to steer her safely through her abortion.

Also keep in mind that this is not a comprehensive list of women who've died after abortions at NAF facilities. These are just the deaths in which I was able to verify that either the practitioner or the facility was either listed on a NAF annual report as a member, or in which the facility was listed on the NAF web site as a member.


Below are deaths that have a connection with the National Abortion Federation or its members in some way.

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    Sharon Hamplton and her son, Curtis
    Sharon Hamptlon
  • Sharon's abortionist, Bruce Steir, was a frequent attendee at NAF events. I haven't been able to confirm that he was a member.

  • Denise Holmes
  • FPA had been permitted to join NAF even though 24-four-year-old Denise had already died under their care She was one of a dozen patients I know of who have died from complications of abortions at Family Planning Associates Medical Group.

  • Karnamaya Mongar, 41, drugged to death at Philly "house of horrors" run by Kermit Gosnell, who worked part time at a NAF clinic in Delaware, where he was permitted to begin illegal third-trimester abortions which he'd then finish at his own clinic.
  • Linda Padfield
  • Despite the fact that he was responsible for the death of 28-year-old Linda, Benjamin Munson was welcomed into NAF. He went on to perform a fatal abortion on 18-year-old Yvonne Mesteth.
  • Semika Shaw, 22, doped to death at Kermit Gosnell's "house of horrors," 2000