Tag Archive: abortion

Reuters Fact Check dumps context to fact check abortion tweet

Zebra Fact Check found Reuters Fact Check using the same fallacy four fact-checking organizations “verified” as to their compliance with the International Fact-Checking Network’s Code of Principles used in rating a claim from anti-elective-abortion group Live Action. Live Action said abortion is never medically necessary to save the life of the mother. Facebook justified censoring the offending meme by citing…
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Is abortion ever medically necessary? Second-guessing AP Fact Check

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When AP Fact Check looked at the question of whether abortion ever counts as medically necessary, we found its reasoning of a kind with the Health Feedback/Science Feedback fact check we panned back in 2019. Both fact checks equivocated on the key term “abortion,” and AP Fact Check went further by failing to identify key sources. The Equivocation Game In…
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Seeking clarification or correction from Kaiser Family Foundation

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A research tangent from an apparent PolitiFact error led Zebra Fact Check to a Kaiser Family Foundation page claiming U.S. law does not permit abortion up until the moment of birth. KFF offered no information to substantiate its claim. So we filled out and submitted a form asking either for the backing information or else a correction. That was on…
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PolitiFact botches abortion law fact check

On April 7, 2022 PolitiFact published a fact check concerning Colorado’s new abortion law. PolitiFact drew immediate criticism on social media for failing to support its conclusion. Colorado law and late term abortion After a Facebook post said Colorado’s law codifying state abortion rights made abortion legal up until delivery, PolitiFact stepped in to fact check. PolitiFact’s fact check, by…
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Do 60% of women use birth control for reasons other than contraception?

“(Debbie) Wasserman Schultz said that ‘nearly 60 percent of women who use birth control do so for more than just family planning.’ … The statement is accurate but needs clarification or additional information. We rate it Mostly True.” —PolitiFact Florida’s June 30 rating of a statement by Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz   Overview The “Mostly True” rating of Wasserman Schultz…
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DNC: It’s a myth the ACA makes taxpayers fund abortion

“Myth:  Obamacare requires American taxpayers to fund abortion.” —The Democratic National Committee, Nov. 25, 2013 on its “Your Republican Uncle” website   Overview The DNC’s claim helps remind us that complex issues are easily oversimplified.  The DNC simplifies this claim in a misleading way. The Facts We continue our series on the Democratic National Committee’s “Your Republican Uncle” website with…
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EMILY’s List says Jim DeMint claims women want to be forced to have ultrasounds

“According to DeMint: women want to be forced to have ultrasounds.” —Melissa Ryan, digital director for EMILY’s List   Overview The claim from EMILY’s List borrows a fabricated absurdity circulated by progressive sites. The Facts An email from EMILY’s list contained the following:   Former Senator and current President of the Heritage Foundation Jim DeMint went on Meet the Press…
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Is the House abortion bill unconstitutional as Democrats claim?

“It is unconstitutional, and it is dangerous to the health and safety of American women.” —Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D—Calif.     Summary Unconstitutional?  Unclear. The Facts The decision of House Republicans in June 2013 to pass a bill restricting abortion led to a common response from Democrats:  The bill is unconstitutional. The response from the Democrats’ chosen spokesperson in the…
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