Is Abortion Really The ‘Leading Cause Of Death’ For Black Americans?

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

By Alain StephensMarch 7, 2018 11:58 am, , ,

Dripping Springs State Rep. Jason Isaac was among the Republican candidates hoping to replace retiring Congressman Lamar Smith in Texas’ U.S. House District 21. He didn’t receive enough votes on Tuesday to make it to a runoff, but he did make a claim for a voters guide the League of Women Voters published in February.

Isaac claimed that abortion is “the leading cause of death for black Americans and kills as many as 1,000 black children every day.” Is that a fact?

Gardner Selby of the Politifact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

Hear how Jason Isaac’s claim scored in the player above.

Written by Christopher De Los Santos.