Experts say it depends on the circumstances
Ohio Democratic Party
Says proposed anti-abortion legislation "would force women facing the most personal of health decisions to endure a transvaginal ultrasound."
Mandate opposite of what Maddow claims
Says Ohio budget item later signed into law by Gov. John Kasich requires women seeking an abortion to undergo a "mandatory vaginal probe."
Outdated thinking on linking the two
Says abortion increases the risk of breast cancer.
Fits the definition
Says out-of-state abortion clinics "have marketed their services to minors" in states with parental consent laws.
Radical injection of hyperbole
Rob Portman shares "radical, ideological views" toward women.
Legislation viewed as flawed
"Marcy Kaptur voted against a ban which would have prevented the aborting of a baby girl for the sole reason that she's a girl."
Overly broad claim expands scope of regionalized research
"The fact is 90-percent of Down Syndrome children were aborted in this country."
Several procedures, including Caesarean, are more prevelant
Says abortion is "the most common surgery in our country."
Cause-and-effect impact not established
"Statistics bear out that any time a country, a state, makes more restrictive abortion laws ... fatalities go up and abortions actually increase."
2011 total tops previous two-year sessions
"We've seen more anti-women's choice bills introduced in the first half of this session than we've seen in the last three General Assemblies."
Money cannot be used for abortions
Ohio Right to Life
"Ohio’s Planned Parenthood operations received millions of taxpayer dollars via federal grants in 2010 and 2011."
Interviews back his claim on one point
"Josh Mandel used to be pro-choice, now he’s anti-choice. He used to be sympathetic towards gay and lesbians and now he’s [not]."
State stats back up claim
"There’s actually 600 abortions done after the 20th week of pregnancy every year in Ohio."
A high percentage, but data is nearly a decade old
"Eighty-seven percent of private insurance plans currently include (abortion) coverage."
Bad stats make for bad facts
"For every 33 pregnant women that walk into a Planned Parenthood clinic, 32 receive an abortion."
Legally? Yes, but 1 time in 28,721 cases isn't a trend
Says that in Ohio "right now, you could be 8½ months pregnant and have an abortion for no reason."
A popular claim but it's still wrong
"The Department of Health and Human Services is providing $160 million to the state of Pennsylvania to set up a new high-risk insurance pool program that would cover any abortion legal in the state."
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