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Checking a claim on Down syndrome made during yesterday's abortion debate



The use of statistics dominated a daylong debate over six abortion bills in the Florida House yesterday. But among all the stats used in nearly six hours of floor speeches, one stood out. It came from Republican Rep. Richard Corcoran of New Port Richey and caught the attention of the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates on Twitter. The group posted a message that said Corcoran claimed that "90 percent of babies with Down syndrome are aborted."

"PolitiFact anyone?" the group asked.

PolitiFact Florida obliged.

[Last modified: Thursday, April 28, 2011 2:56pm]


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