Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

UPDATED: Truth-O-Meter and abortion claims

Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, warns of abortions proving unsafe if GOP-steered legislation passes into law, House floor debate June 23, 2012 (Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez).
Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, warns of abortions proving unsafe if GOP-steered legislation passes into law, House floor debate June 23, 2012 (Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez).

A Republican-led effort to change laws related to abortion in Texas swung from the Texas House toward the Senate after debate into the wee hours generated a claim we found smoky.

We found no substance to Rep. Jodie Laubenberg's claim that a rape kit is basically like a dilation and curettage procedure, ultimately rating the claim as Pants on Fire.

Peruse that fact check and our past reviews of more than a dozen abortion-related statements starting here.

Or, click through the Laubenberg check and others to the right.

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