Rick Perry's 'Half True' description of Wendy Davis
By W. Gardner Selby
Published on Friday, June 28th, 2013 at 5:29 p.m.
Time ran out on the special legislative session in Texas amid the clamor of opponents in the Capitol before its Republican-majority state Senate voted to advance an abortion regulation measure to Gov. Rick Perry, who subsequently called another 30-day session.
We initially ran two abortion-related claims--one by GOP Rep. Jodie Laubenberg of Parker, the other by filibustering Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth--through the Truth-O-Meter. See them to the right along with our check of Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson's claim that the legislation has the support of the majority of Texans, which proved to be Mostly False, and our look at Perry's description of the senator's "difficult" circumstances in childhood and as a young mother.
What else did you hear that bears close review?
See Truth-O-Meter articles.
Researchers: W. Gardner Selby
We want to hear your suggestions and comments. Email the Texas Truth-O-Meter with feedback and with claims you'd like to see checked. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.