A great way to make someone look more ignorant than they actually are is to pretend they said things they never said.
An article in the print edition of Monday’s Daily Express says in its first line: “Pregnant women are 22 times more likely to die from Covid-19 than other women.” This muddles up what the study it reports was all about. The study desc
Gov. Spencer Cox, a Republican, recently signed the proposal, which received widespread support in the GOP-controlled Legislature.
REVIEW Facebook posts claiming that the COVID-19 vaccine caused a healthcare worker to have a miscarriage went viral in early February 2021. These posts (see example) show a photo of a healthcare worker receiving a COVID-19 vaccine and tweets by phy
Social media posts warn of miscarriages following Covid-19 shots, citing data from a US government reporting system. But a causal link between the two has not been established: the reports are not proof that a vaccine caused a problem, and the US Cente
Pandas that staff believe to be expecting are given a single, air-conditioned room, as well as more buns, fruit, and bamboo than non-pregnant pandas.
Hidden in the middle of a story about the effects of social media disinformation on a pregnant woman is a statistic that might give readers pause, but it is chilling — and accurate. The information was part of a February 20 2020 NBC News story o
It's an anecdote that she routinely recounts at campaign events but one that some critics charge has been embellished to make the narrative more compelling for her presidential run.
Q: When is the human heart fully developed, and when are heartbeats audible during pregnancy? A: A developing heart has all of its primary structures after about nine weeks of pregnancy. Some forms of ultrasound can detect cardiac activity in an embryo
On May 17 2019, a Facebook user shared one of several social media claims that controversial new near-total abortion bans in Alabama, Ohio, and Georgia constituted “forced pregnancy” under United Nations (UN) regulations governing the defi
Circulating message claims that if a man takes a pregnancy test and gets a positive result, it means he most likely has testicular cancer. The post Can a Positive Home Pregnancy Test Indicate Testicular Cancer? appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
A Chinese researcher who claims to have helped make the world's first genetically edited babies says a second pregnancy may be underway.
The ad allows expectant mothers to use their urine to reveal a coupon for a crib.
“Seven out of 198 nations allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.” — statement of Trump administration policy, Oct. 2, 2017 The House approved a ban on 20-week abortions this week, and this dramatic statistic cau
A home pregnancy kit can detect testicular cancer in some circumstances, but it's not a reliable diagnostic test.
A federal court allowed Tennessee to ban abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy, while in Texas a judge temporarily blocked an even stricter decades-old law from taking effect.
Did Kentucky legislation require women to submit a doctor's statement about whether they are pregnant? No, that's not true: An amendment in 2019 to an abortion "trigger bill" that would outlaw abortion in Kentucky was proposed as a protes
After the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade — effectively reversing the decades-old landmark decision recognizing the right to an abortion — an Imgur account shared a screenshot of a tweet referencing a statement by t
On June 27 2022, an Imgur user shared a post claiming the United States had the highest rate of maternal mortality among developed nations, as part of am ongoing national discussion about the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade: Wh
Do American children receive up to 72 doses of recommended childhood vaccines between birth and 18? No, that's not true: Using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, Lead Stories could
REVIEW On 10 June 2022, pop singer Justin Bieber published an Instagram video announcing that he had been diagnosed with a rare neurological condition called Ramsay Hunt syndrome. In the video, Bieber explained that the condition was caused by “th
Can a man's penis carry female eggs from one woman to another by having sex with two different women? No, that's not true: Dr. Kecia Gaither, an OB-GYN and associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology with Cornell Weill Medic
Does data given to the Food and Drug Administration before Pfizer COVID-19 shots were officially approved show up to 97 percent of vaccinated pregnant women lost their babies? No, that's not true: The Pfizer document that was released as
REVIEW On 18 May 2022, Newsmax posted to its Facebook page
Pro-choice protesters in front of the Alabama Capitol in 2019. (Photo by Seth Herald/AFP via Getty Images)Viral social media posts claim that “if a 12-year-old girl is raped and impregnated by her father, she must carry to term, or be thrown in p
(Photo by Raul Arboleda/AFP via Getty Images)A viral Facebook post claims that according to recent “Pfizer documents,” the company's COVID-19 vaccine is unsafe during pregnancy or breastfeeding. The social media post claims to share Pfizer
Quick Take Proposed legislation in Tennessee and Missouri would not regulate Plan B contraception pills, and experts say state “trigger laws” that would take effect if Roe v. Wade were overturned will not ban methods of birth control. But social me
A Facebook post has claimed that new documents released by Pfizer show that its Covid-19 vaccine has only a 12% efficacy rate, caused an “alarming amount of still births and deaths in pregnant women”, and is not recommended by the manufactu
In May 2022, news and discussion about a formula shortage in the United States ticked upward — but the severity of the issue and its implications were rarely clear in broad reporting. Complicating matters were the narrow and uneven — but no
Are people in Alabama who seek or get an abortion "thrown in prison for life," even if the pregnancy was a result of rape or incest? No, that's not true: There's no such law in Alabama. In 2019, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law a bil
Did Tennessee and Missouri ban Plan B and other emergency contraceptive pills? No, that's not true: These states are not banning Plan B and other morning-after pills at the time of writing. Tennessee legislators passed a bill criminalizin
Do Pfizer documents prove the COVID-19 vaccine claim of 95% efficacy is "completely false"? No, that's not true. It's also not true that the vaccine hurts fetuses: While the 95% efficacy claim cited in memes on social media is a small exa
(Photograph by Erin Schaff/Getty Images.)A viral tweet claims that Supreme Court Justices Amy Coney Barrett and Samuel Alito justified overturning Roe v. Wade in the leaked draft majority opinion because “the US needs a ‘domestic supply of
(Photograph by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images.)Last week, Politico published a draft of a majority opinion for the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The draft opinion is written by Justice Samuel Alito,
On May 6 2022, a Twitter screenshot posted to Imgur suggested that Louisiana planned to vote to criminalize IUDs. No link was provided, but the screenshot of a tweet by Pam Keith was originally shared on May 5 2022: Louisiana is voting on a bill to
On May 5 2022, popular posts claimed that the “original Roe v. Wade decision was leaked, too,” addressing assertions that the May 2022 leak of a Supreme Court draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was “unprecedented”: Fact-ch
Do fetuses have fingerprints at nine weeks? No, that's not true: According to the Mayo Clinic, fingerprints don't start to form until around week 23 of fetal development. This claim, along with a number of others, appeared in a Facebook p
Does the Netherlands have the lowest abortion rate in the world? No, that's not true: Although the Netherlands has a low abortion rate, with data showing that it has an estimated average annual rate of seven abortions per 1,000 women, it
A leaked draft opinion indicated that the Supreme Court is ready to abolish the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision establishing a constitutional right to abortion. The draft isn’t final, but what happens if the court decides that Roe “must be overru