Archive | September, 2014

Santorum said prenatal testing leads to miscarriage and abortion, but medical statistics say he’s wrong.

September 20, 2014

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Talking with Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation on February 9, 2012, Rick Santorum made three claims needed verification: “We’re talking about specifically prenatal testing and specifically amniocentesis, which is a– which is a procedure that actually creates a risk of having a miscarriage when you have it and is done for the purposes of […]

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Senator Tom Coburn insisted that breast implants have no health risks, but studies say he’s wrong.

September 19, 2014

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Back in 2005, Oklahoma Republican Senator insisted that breast implants had no harmful potential side effects. During a hearing on class action lawsuits, he stated: “You know,” he said, “I immediately thought about silicone breast implants and the legal wrangling and the class-action suits off that. “And I thought I would just share with you […]

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Abortion in Britain: Could Hunt have made a medical case for reducing the time limit from 24 to 12 weeks?

September 16, 2014

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When asked about a time limit for abortions, Jeremy Hunt answered , “My view is that 12 weeks is the right point for it.” When Prime Minister David Cameron was asked about this statement, he stated that this was Jeremy Hunt’s personal view, and did not reflect and policy changes that his administration would be making. […]

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Econ Prof. lies about gays dying sooner even though paper he cites refutes his claim

September 13, 2014

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“According to the International Journal of Epidemiology, life expectancy at age 20 for homosexual and bisexual men is eight to 20 years less than for all men. That’s a lifestyle shortening of life expectancy greater than obesity and tobacco use. Yet one never hears of insurance companies advertising lower premiums for heterosexual men.” – Economics […]

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Rosie O’Donnell said fire melting steel is “physically impossible”

September 12, 2014

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Rosie O’Donnell let her politics defy physics. “I do believe that it’s the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel. I do believe that it defies physics that World Trade Center tower 7—building 7, which collapsed in on itself—it is impossible for a building to fall the way it fell without explosives […]

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Head of U.S. National Space Council thought we could breathe on Mars

September 10, 2014

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Head of U.S. National Space Council thought we could breathe on Mars

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Duck Dynasty star claims only gays get sexually transmitted diseases

September 10, 2014

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Duck Dynasty star claims only gays get STDs, ignores medical facts

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Rush Limbaugh said that humans “couldn’t destroy the ozone layer”

September 9, 2014

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“We couldn’t destroy the ozone layer.” – Rush Limbaugh on August 10, 2005 making a scientifically false claim he tried to back up with a debunked theory about volcanic activity, and claiming that environmental science is a liberal/democratic plot. His exchange with a caller: “CALLER: So you don’t believe in global warming? LIMBAUGH: No. CALLER: […]

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Tennessee State Senator thinks heterosexual people don’t get HIV/AIDS

September 9, 2014

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“My understanding is that it is virtually — not completely, but virtually — impossible to contract AIDS through heterosexual sex…very rarely [transmitted].” “What’s the average lifespan of a homosexual? it’s very short. Google it yourself.” “Most people realize that AIDS came from the homosexual community — it was one guy screwing a monkey, if I […]

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Politician and scientists can work together: “I’m not a scientist either but I can use my brain and I can talk to one.”

September 9, 2014

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In response to Republican Governor Rick Scott’s refusal to acknowledge or deny climate change, in July of 2014 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist said, “I’m not a scientist either but I can use my brain and I can talk to one.” This is the kind of response we hope to hear from politicians regarding scientific issues. […]

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