Politifact gets fact checked
The website Politifact is waging a battle against reality.
Yesterday, the fact-checking site known for weighing the accuracy of political claims rated a statement from the Texas Right to Life campaign as only “half true,”even though Politifact’s own research determined the statement to indeed be “true.”
Politifact was checking the veracity of a claim made in an email blast from the pro-life campaign, which said in part, “University of Texas students ‘signed a petition seeking the legal right to abort newborn babies up to five-years-old.’”
A video report shot by Infowars reporter Joe Biggs last month completely validates Texas Right to Life’s statement.
In the report, students from the University of Texas are witnessed voluntarily signing a mock petition seeking the legalization of “post-birth abortion,” which read:
“Please support the Post-Birth Abortion Act of 2014. This is to emphasize that the moral status of the newborn baby is comparable with that of a fetus … rather than that of a child. Therefore, we claim that killing a newborn could be ethically permissible in all the circumstances where abortion would be. This post-birth abortion can take place until a newborn is self aware or reaches 5 years old. This act is supported by numerous scientists and medical doctors as a safe and effective way to preserve the quality of life.”
Politifact attempted to debunk the anti-abortion group’s claim by seeking out some of the students that signed and asking them if they actually supported the notion.
Three out of four students questioned said they signed without giving thought to what the petition was actually advocating.
Written by ADAN SALAZAR
Read more at Infowars