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Post Mischaracterizes GOP Opposition to Oregon Bill on Reproductive Health Care for Minors

Post Mischaracterizes GOP Opposition to Oregon Bill on Reproductive Health Care for Minors

An Oregon bill that would eliminate parental consent for minors to access reproductive health care, including abortion, has been criticized by conservatives. But a liberal social media post mischaracterizes their opposition by claiming Republicans said girls “should be allowed to be forced to give birth to their rapist’s baby if the rapist is their father.

FactChecking Trump’s CNN Town Hall

FactChecking Trump’s CNN Town Hall

Former President Donald Trump’s town hall event felt like a lightning round of false and misleading claims — most of which we’ve heard before — on voter fraud, immigration, classified documents and more.

The Political Disagreement Over a Health Exception for Later Abortions

The Political Disagreement Over a Health Exception for Later Abortions

In recent years, Democrats in Congress have introduced a bill that would bar states from prohibiting abortion after a fetus is viable outside the womb in cases where the patient’s life or health is at risk. Republicans claim that the bill would allow abortion on demand “up to the moment of birth.” Democrats counter that’s not what they support.

Q&A on the Medication Abortion Court Rulings

Q&A on the Medication Abortion Court Rulings

More than half of abortions in the U.S. are medication abortions, done early in pregnancies. But federal court rulings have raised questions about the future availability of mifepristone, the first of the two-drug combination used in those abortions. Here we answer questions about the court rulings, mifepristone and what may happen next.

Major Themes of the Midterms

Major Themes of the Midterms

Voters are about to get a respite from the political attack-ad onslaught: Election Day is tomorrow. That means no more messages from Democrats attacking Republicans over abortion rights or the future of Medicare; no more Republicans blaming Democrats for inflation or crime. At least for a little while.

FactChecking DSCC’s Abortion Ad in Nevada Senate Race

FactChecking DSCC’s Abortion Ad in Nevada Senate Race

Adam Laxalt, the Republican candidate for Senate in Nevada, opposes abortion and has called the overturning of Roe v. Wade a “historic victory.” But he has not voiced support for criminalizing abortion for women, as the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee suggests in a TV ad that shows a woman being arrested for having an abortion. 

Unraveling Wisconsin GOP Candidate’s Abortion Position

Unraveling Wisconsin GOP Candidate’s Abortion Position

A Facebook ad from the Republican Accountability PAC says Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels “supports” an abortion ban with “no exceptions for rape [or] incest.” The ad doesn’t tell the whole story.

TV Ads Distort Tshibaka’s Position on Birth Control

TV Ads Distort Tshibaka’s Position on Birth Control

A super PAC supporting Sen. Lisa Murkowski claims in several TV ads that her top challenger, Kelly Tshibaka, “wants to ban birth control in the mail.” Tshibaka has said she would ban the sale of the morning-after pill via the mail, but the ads leave the misleading impression she would ban all forms of birth control.