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PolitiFact: Is Abortion the Second Most Common Surgery?

KUT News

Last week, Gov. Rick Perry said on a radio program that abortion was the second most common surgical procedure performed in the United States.

That raised some flags with the fact-checking team at the Austin American-Statesman’s PolitiFact Texas team. They decided to look into Perry’s claim. Find out how the longest serving governor fared on the Truth-O-Meter by listening to the player above.

Emily Donahue is a former grants writer for KUT. She previously served as news director and helped launch KUT’s news department in 2001.
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