A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center

Rape Wasn’t Part of Roe Decision

Q: Was the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade made because Jane Roe said she was raped?

A: No. “Jane Roe” falsely claimed she was gang raped, but that accusation was not a factor in the court ruling.

Taking Pelosi Out of Context

Q: Did Nancy Pelosi describe how the Democrats use a tactic called the “wrap-up smear” to attack political opponents? 

A: No. Pelosi was describing a tactic that she anticipated Republicans would use against her in 2018. Her remarks were taken out of context in a viral video. 

Census Nonsense

Q: Do I have to answer Census questions? Isn’t this an invasion of privacy and a violation of the Fourth Amendment?

A: A widely circulated anti-Census commentary makes several false claims. The law requires truthful answers and states that they will be kept confidential. Courts have upheld its constitutionality.