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Does White House count unborn for tour security?

An anti-abortion group said an email from the White House visitors office about tour security requirements showed the Obama administration was hypocritical on abortion. An anti-abortion group said an email from the White House visitors office about tour security requirements showed the Obama administration was hypocritical on abortion.

An anti-abortion group said an email from the White House visitors office about tour security requirements showed the Obama administration was hypocritical on abortion.

Molly Moorhead
By Molly Moorhead May 9, 2012

The National Right to Life Committee cried foul on Tuesday after it obtained an email from an Obama administration aide asking future White House visitors to provide information about their unborn babies.

In a news release, the anti-abortion group said the policy was hypocritical because of the Obama administration's support for abortion rights.

"Obama White House recognizes ‘baby that has not been born’ for White House security purposes, but tolerates legal abortion to moment of birth in District of Columbia," the May 8, 2012, news release said.

We put the claim to the Truth-O-Meter and found that's not quite what the email said. We rated the claim Mostly False.

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