“Gingrich … co-sponsored a bill that gave $60 million a year to a U.N. program supporting China’s brutal ‘One Child’ policy.”

Claim: “Gingrich not only teamed up with Nancy Pelosi on global warming, but together they co-sponsored a bill that gave $60 million a year to a U.N. program supporting China’s brutal ‘One Child’ policy.”

Ad(s):  Desperate, Risk, Baggage

Sponsor(s): Restore Our Future

Air Dates: Dec. 19, 2011 – Mar. 13, 2012

Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $2,395,449

Markets: Augusta, Charleston (SC), Columbia (SC), Ft.Meyers, Gainesville, Greenville (SC), Jacksonville, Mobile, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Panama City, Savannah, Tallahassee, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Rochester (MN), Sioux City, Dothan, Miami, Cincinnati, Columbus (OH), Dayton, Toledo, Wheeling-Steubenville, Youngstown, Lima, Zanesville, Albany (GA), Atlanta, Macon, Biloxi, Birmingham, Greenwood, Hattiesburg-Laurel, Huntsville, Jackson (MS), Memphis, Meridian, Montgomery

FactCheck.org’s Summary: “The truth is that bill specifically prohibited the use of funds for ‘involuntary sterilization or abortion,’ or ‘the coercion of any person to accept family planning services.’ The funding in question was a small part of a much larger bill which died before ever coming up for a vote.” Click here to read more

Politifact’s Summary: “The bill attempted to address climate change, and a third of House members were co-sponsors. ‘The bill did propose money for the United Nations Population Fund, but it stated specifically that its funding could not be used for ‘involuntary sterilization or abortion or to coerce any person to accept family planning.’ ‘The ad’s claim rests on repeated distortions, so we rate the statement Pants on Fire!'” Click here to read more

Washington Post The Fact Checker’s Summary:  “The legislation was dubbed the ‘Global Warming Prevention Act of 1989,’ and it sought to set goals to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The ad suggests the legislation was only about the U.N. program, when in fact that was just a minor part. Moreover, Gingrich and Pelosi were among 144 co-sponsors of the bill; it was not just their bill.” Click here to read more

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