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    Update on this: WikiTribune is contacting the office of Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee to confirm which survey she was citing.

    If she indeed said 70 percent for a survey that found 64 percent, a “Mostly True” rating will likely be given. How does everyone feel about this?

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      I do think it’s a very good idea to contact here office so that it can provide the context, but I do think we can fairly label her claim directly from comparing her tweet with the survey we have from gallup.

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    Mohammed, now I understand, I had to go look at the Gallup pole. Please disregard my question about source.

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    Where is the supporting evidence for the statement: "For 2018, 48 percent of Americans consider themselves as pro-choice, by contrast, 48 percent think they are pro-life."?
    This is not part of Sheila Jacksons statement.

    If I have time this morning to look up more editing and source quote rules, I may add my brief summary to the article.

    Edited: 2018-07-13 16:08:43 By Brant Fetter.. (talk | contribs) .. + 247 Characters .. + 228% change.‎‎ (Note | Diff)

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    I’ll take a shot:
    Roe vs. Wade was a ‘landmark’ case decided by the United States Supreme Court where the decision struck down a 1970 Texas law banning abortion. The ruling on 22 January 1973 effectively made abortion legal in the United States as a part of the right to privacy under the 14th amendment.

    Sources:
    High Court Rules Abortion Legal in First 3 Months. The New York Times.
    https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0122.html

    Norma McCorvey. The Washington Post.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/norma-mccorvey-jane-roe-of-roe-v-wade-decision-legalizing-abortion-dies-at-69/2017/02/18/24b83108-396e-11e6-8f7c-d4c723a2becb_story.html?utm_term=.85a6b3829596

    Sarah Weddington. Time.
    http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,409103,00.html

    When Abortion Was a Crime, Leslie J. Reagan. University of California Press.
    https://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520216570

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    I found this opinion poll from Gallup very relevant it shows statistics for americans who are pro and against abortion across years:

    https://news.gallup.com/poll/1576/abortion.aspx

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    I think we should add one short paragraph showing the historical background of Roe.V Wade case for those who have no background.

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