FACT CHECK: Actually, Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump Lied About Abortion (and Everyone Knows it)
For Immediate Release: Oct. 24, 2016
Washington, DC -- Today, on both Meet the Press and Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Kellyanne Conway praised Donald Trump’s statement on abortion -- one that has been resoundingly rejected as not just false but having absolutely no basis in reality. In fact, news outlet after news outlet has been calling out this lie since the third debate.
Statement from Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Action Fund:
“Not only did Americans hear Donald Trump clearly indicate he would work to overturn Roe, he also showed he has absolutely no understanding of women's experiences whatsoever. His statement on abortion was not based on medical fact or in reality – it was fabricated in the same lies and dishonesty we've seen throughout his campaign. No politician should be able to dictate personal decisions for women and families, certainly not one like Donald Trump who has bragged about sexually assaulting women. This is not a man who has the temperament to be president.”
Fact-checking Donald Trump’s false statements on abortion:
Vox: No, Donald Trump, Abortions Do Not Happen At 9 Months Pregnant
“It’s a mischaracterization of Clinton’s position, it’s a mischaracterization about what abortion looks like in the United States, and it’s a mischaracterization of how obstetricians treat late-term patients.”
WaPo: Fact Check: Trump’s claim on abortions up until the moment of birth
“That doesn’t really happen.”
Think Progress: Donald Trump spews incorrect facts about late-term abortion during final debate
“The factually-incorrect statement was a response to host Chris Wallace’s question about late term abortions.”
NPR: Fact-Checking Trump's Statements On 'Partial-Birth' Abortion
“That is not at all likely.”
USA Today: Fact check: Trump accuses Clinton of supporting abortion at 9 months
"According to Trump, his rival supports all abortion, even on "the final day" of pregnancy. PolitiFact's analysis of Clinton's remarks on the topic don't support that claim."
Yahoo: What Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand About Late-Term Abortion
"What Trump described during the debate not only does not reflect the reality of what late-term abortion actually is, but it also fails to recognize the unimaginably difficult and painful emotional realities of the families who find themselves making the choice to have this procedure based on what they and their physicians decide is best for them and their families."
Elite Daily: Head Of Planned Parenthood Calls Trump’s ‘Ignorance’ Of Abortion ‘Profound’
"To be clear: This is not a thing that happens."