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Is the United States one of seven countries that 'allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy?'

This talking point is backed by data, and earns the coveted Geppetto Checkmark.

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Are most Planned Parenthood clinics in urban areas where women have adequate access to care?

This is a common, exaggerated argument made by opponents of abortion rights.

  • Analysis

Planned Parenthood's claim about birth control access for ‘99 percent of sexually active women’

We look into yet another iteration of a statistic that reproductive rights advocates frequently use with insufficient context.

  • Analysis

Does an HHS appointee believe abortion increases a woman's risk of breast cancer?

Charmaine Yoest, the new assistant secretary of public affairs for Health and Human Services, in 2012 touted a discredited theory that abortion increases a woman's risk of breast cancer.

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Tim Kaine's claim about whether Judge Neil Gorsuch views contraception as a 'wrongdoing of others'

We dig into Tim Kaine's interpretation of Judge Neil Gorsuch's phrase relating to certain contraceptives and religious freedom.

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Schumer's claim that 'millions of women turn' to Planned Parenthood for mammograms

Schumer uses slippery language that implies that women get mammograms at Planned Parenthood clinics, and exaggerates the number of women who get mammogram referrals there.

Does Trump's Mexico City policy ban funds to groups that 'even mention' abortion?

We dig into an abortion-rights advocacy group's claim that President Trump reinstated a policy that would ban global health providers from even mentioning abortion.

Paul Ryan's claim that for every Planned Parenthood clinic, 20 health centers provide care

Ryan's statement is based on assumptions that are too uncertain, and lack context — earning him Two Pinocchios.

Texas state booklet misleads women on abortions and their risk of breast cancer

An informed consent booklet published by the state of Texas creates a misleading impression about abortions and the risk of breast cancer.

The claim that ‘99 percent of women have used birth control’

Reproductive rights advocates love to use this claim, but it's problematic.

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