“As speaker, Gingrich supported tax payer funding of some abortions”

Claim: “As speaker, Gingrich supported tax payer funding of some abortions”

Ad(s): Smiling 60

Sponsor(s): Restore Our Future

Air Dates: Dec. 9 – 23, 2011

Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $294,188

Markets: Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Rochester (MN), Sioux City, Des Moines

FactCheck.org’s Summary: “In 1995, Gingrich supported federal dollars being used for abortions for low-income women in cases of rape, incest and danger to the mother’s life, as per the prevailing Hyde Amendment, which pertains mostly to Medicaid funding.” Click here to read more

Washington Post The Fact Checker’s Summary: “Gingrich was simply reiterating the text of the so-called Hyde Amendment at the time, which banned public funding of abortions except in cases of rape and incest or to save the life of the mother. (See, “some abortions”!) The ad overall might merit three Pinocchios but the abortion language is so underhanded that it really discredits the entire ad; this ad deserves four Pinocchios.” Click here to read more