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FactChecking the Ninth GOP Debate

Six remaining Republican candidates misrepresent the facts on the Supreme Court, immigration, abortion and other issues.

Christie’s Contradictions

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on CBS’ “Face the Nation” contradicted two of his previous statements, on Planned Parenthood and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Fiorina on Defunding Planned Parenthood

Carly Fiorina falsely claims “the vast majority of Americans” support defunding Planned Parenthood. Actually, national surveys show the opposite: most Americans support continued federal funding.

Fiorina and Planned Parenthood

Jake Tapper this week discusses Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s insistence that she has “seen the footage” of an abortion she vividly described during the second GOP debate.

Clinton Off on Late-Term Abortions

Hillary Clinton said that late-term abortions “are because of medical necessity.” There is little research on the subject, but existing data do not support her claim.

Doubling Down on Falsehoods

Republican presidential candidates Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump were challenged on false claims they made during the second Republican debate, and both doubled down with more misinformation.

Planned Parenthood’s Services

Congressional Republicans have made versions of the claim that abortions make up 94 percent of Planned Parenthood’s “pregnancy services.” That misleading figure only counts certain direct services to pregnant clients.

First GOP Presidential Primary Debate

FactCheck.org Director Eugene Kiely discussed the first Republican presidential primary debate in an Aug. 7 interview with WCBS radio host Wayne Cabot.

Mailbag: Planned Parenthood Videos

This week, readers sent us letters about videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing fetal tissue donation, as well as a note of thanks.