CLAIM: Abortion is never medically necessary to protect the health of the mother.
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. Doctors say there are multiple situations in which abortion is medically necessary to save the life of the pregnant mother. Some posts claim that such an instance would be considered “preterm delivery,” but experts say that misuses medical terminology. A procedure to end a pregnancy before a fetus is developed enough to survive outside the womb is defined as an abortion regardless of the reasoning behind it. Click here to read the full article.