Did House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson say that "Every woman has a duty to birth at least one able-bodied worker"? No, that's not true: Johnson's director of media affairs told Lead Stories that he "never said anything of the k
The celebration of Christmas on December 25th as a commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ is a practice observed by many Christian denominations across the globe. The origins of this festive date, however, are not as straightforward as they may a
The bicycle, an iconic symbol of personal freedom and mobility, is a simple yet transformative invention that has reshaped societies the world over. Deeply ingrained into the fabric of many cultures, the bicycle’s journey from being a rudimenta
Investigations into the alleged practice were inconclusive.
The photo has been shared with incorrect captions since at least 2021.
Did former South Carolina governor and Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley shed her birth name? No, that's not true: Haley, whose birth name is Nimrata (also spelled "Nimarata") Nikki Randhawa, has explained that the middle name
A new Florida law says “a father must submit a DNA test before signing the birth certificates.”
Is there a new Florida law that says fathers must submit a DNA test before signing a birth certificate? No, that's not true: Florida law "does not require a DNA test prior to signing a birth certificate," a legal expert told Lead Stories.
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“In some liberal states, you actually have post-birth abortions.”
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved Opill, the first daily oral contraceptive that will be available for sale over the counter. Questions remain about how much these over-the-counter pills will cost — especially for people with health
On July 11 2023, a meme about jazz pianist Thomas “Fats” Waller attending a birthday party for crime boss Al Capone was popular on Imgur: The post (“Imagine being such a talented musician that the mafia kidnaps you to perform at a b
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
More than “200 dogs showed up and lined up around the block” for a man’s 100th birthday celebration.
A sledgehammer to the soapbox.
Political debates over interpretations of the 14th Amendment aren’t new.
On June 27 2023, the concept of parthenogenesis made its way around social media after an Imgur user shared a meme about a crocodile’s “virgin birth” in the form of a screenshot: Praise No date for the headline was visible in the sc
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is advocating getting rid of birthright citizenship, the longstanding right of anyone born on U.S. soil to be given citizenship. Legal experts say accomplishing that goal won’t be easy.
https://www.factcheck.org/2023/06/trumps-dubious-promise-to-end-birthright-citizenship/ Former Presiden
Former President Donald Trump misleadingly said that “under Biden’s current policies” children born to parents in the country illegally automatically become citizens. That’s not a Biden policy, but rather it has been the standing i
The former president pledges to issue an executive order on "Day One" if he is elected, but the courts may not be sympathetic.
The image used in two posts was taken from a Seattle photographer’s website, despite the claim that the person searching was born in both Plymouth and Bristol.
An appeal for someone’s birth mother claims the man searching was adopted in three different towns.
Did a study prove that wearing face masks raises the risk of stillbirths, testicular dysfunction and cognitive decline "due to build-up of carbon dioxide" (CO2)? No, that's not true: A "study" shared widely to social media was actually a
“Face masks may raise risk of stillbirths, testicular dysfunction and cognitive decline, study warns.”
Almost identical posts appear in community groups across the UK using the same black-and-white photo of a child.
Does a man born in a specific town need help spreading a post about his search to find his birth mother who played the organ at a Nazarene church? No, that's not true: This false narrative is yet another instance of a spammer's ruse to tr
SciCheck Digest A folic acid supplement is recommended during pregnancy and prior to conception because it reduces the risk of neural tube defects in babies. Social media posts have claimed that people should avoid folic acid in favor of&
REVIEW Vaccine misinformation founded on misleading presentations of data from adverse event databases are still going strong on social media. One example of this is a graph posted by Instagram users in March 2023, depicting a sharp increase in misc
Did COVID-19 vaccines lead to the number of stillbirths being "nearly doubled" in Singapore? No, that's not true: The former journalist who posted the claim retracted it on his blog, noting that he missed the fact a law change in Singapor
A newborn yawns as he sits with his mother at Emerson Hospital in Massachusetts. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/Boston Globe/Getty Images.)A truly pro-life party should better address the financial strains new parents face.The post How the GOP Can Make Chil
The picture in the post is of a younger woman with a different name.
Does New Zealand allow abortions "on demand for any reason up to birth"? No, that's not true: According to a 2020 law, pregnancy terminations after the 20-week mark undergo a thorough review by at least two licensed health practitioners w
Full Fact has spotted a number of similar posts using the same black and white image of a child, claiming to be searching for a woman called Cathy M Evans.
Does a birth certificate or a Social Security number turn a person into the property or a ward of the state? No, that's not true: The claim misrepresents the nature of a highly publicized case in New Zealand in which the judge ruled that
Policies that encourage marriage help birth rates and have other benefits.The post Want to Increase Birth Rates? Focus on Marriage Rates. appeared first on The Dispatch.
There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are linked to increases in stillbirths.