Latest Mostly False Fact-checks on Greg Abbott Greg Abbott stated on August 31, 2022 in a campaign event: Three court rulings since May 2022 “have made it clear that it is unconstitutional to ban someone between the ages of 18 and 20 from being able to buy an AR.” Greg Abbott stated on May 25, 2022 in a press conference: "We need to realize that people who think that ‘well, maybe if we could just implement tougher gun laws, it’s going to solve it,’ Chicago and LA and New York disprove that thesis." Greg Abbott stated on May 12, 2022 in a press release: Says the Biden administration is choosing to send baby formula to the border as one of its “out-of-touch priorities.” Greg Abbott stated on March 3, 2021 in a tweet: “The Biden Administration is recklessly releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants who have COVID into Texas communities.” Greg Abbott stated on October 1, 2020 in a tweet: Says “Property crime rising in Austin. This is the kind of thing that happens when cities defund and deemphasize police. Residents are left to fend for themselves.” Greg Abbott stated on June 9, 2019 in in a tweet: "Turns out the critics of the Texas maternal mortality rate were just lying. It’s less than half of what the critics said. It’s about 1/10 of 1%." Greg Abbott stated on February 5, 2019 in a speech: Says he met a teacher in Dallas "who was only in his third year of teaching and already making more than $90,000 a year in salary." Greg Abbott stated on April 9, 2018 in an interview by Trey Ware of San Antonio's KTSA radio station: Says that as of March 2018 compared with 2017, "there’s been a more than 200 percent increase in the number of people who are apprehended coming across the border. And, I’ll tell you this, there’s been a more than 200 percent increase in apprehension of heroin coming across the border." Greg Abbott stated on December 8, 2015 in a press conference with Sen. Ted Cruz: Says President Barack Obama "himself has granted waivers allowing into the United States refugees who provided material support to terrorists." Greg Abbott stated on November 18, 2015 in a tweet: "8 Syrians caught at Texas border in Laredo." Greg Abbott stated on August 25, 2015 in a tweet: "After Texas defunded Planned Parenthood, both the unintended pregnancy and abortion rates dropped." Greg Abbott stated on June 12, 2015 in a press release: A Texas law "will repatriate $1 billion of gold bullion from the Federal Reserve in New York to Texas." Greg Abbott stated on September 19, 2014 in a debate in the Rio Grande Valley.: A 2011 measure passed into law with Wendy Davis’ support "removes from the attorney general the ability to settle lawsuits just like" the school funding case. Greg Abbott stated on June 26, 2014 in a billboard message: "Wendy Davis’ legal work is currently under FBI investigation." Greg Abbott stated on November 4, 2013 in as quoted in an Associated Press news story: In "reality," there have "been no problems whatsoever" with the Texas voter ID law. Greg Abbott stated on October 18, 2013 in a Facebook page: Wendy Davis is "threatening to raise taxes up to $35 billion." Greg Abbott stated on July 15, 2012 in an interview with Fox News.: Says Texas proved in court that more than 200 dead people voted in the latest Texas election. Greg Abbott stated on November 9, 2011 in a tweet: "Obama has (a) new Christmas tree tax." Greg Abbott stated on February 16, 2010 in a press release: Says the EPA "outsourced the scientific basis for its greenhouse gas regulation to a scandal-plagued international organization that cannot be considered objective or trustworthy."