Fake News, Fake Science and Why Doctors Lie About Abortion
By Rebecca Traister
Jan 17, 2017, New York Magazine
These days, nearly everyone is crying “fake news!” Not least of all President-elect Donald Trump, who may have been the beneficiary of certain untrue news stories during the campaign, but has perhaps awoken to the potential nightmare of living in a world in which baseless claims, unhinged from facts or demonstrable reality, can pass for truth.
But for many in the medical and scientific communities, the preponderance of fake news predates not only Golden Shower Gate, but the 2016 election itself. Bad information about women’s health — especially around sexual health, abortion, and reproductive care — has been making the world worse for women for years.
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Source, New York Magazine: http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/01/what-happens-when-fake-news-about-abortion-becomes-law.html