Did Pregnancy Rates Drop After Texas Defunded Planned Parenthood?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Hady MawajdehSeptember 16, 2015 7:49 am| , ,

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says that after Texas lawmakers defunded Planned Parenthood, the state’s pregnancy and abortion rates dropped.

Is that a fact?

PolitiFact Texas fact checker Gardner Selby is on the job. He says a colleague spotted this Abbott tweet in August:

“The tweet closed with a link to a LifeNews post by a visiting professor of economics at Florida’s Ave Maria University,” Selby says. “The post said that since 2011, the Texas birth and abortion rates have declined.”

How did Abbott’s claim rate on the Texas Truth-o-Meter? Listen in the player above and read the full breakdown here