Not the Onion (Close–the New Statesman)

Look, I understand that the British press thinks of most fact-checking where libel law isn’t involved (that is, in most international stories) as an extravagance. But really, New Statesman? Really? This is an actual paragraph from an actual cover story in one of the leading political magazines in the UK. Seriously, here’s the link. See if you can spot the problem:

Romney has said he would be happy to sign a law making all abortion illegal in all circumstances, including cases of rape and incest and when the procedure is necessary to protect a mother’s health. If that were to happen, Mexico and Canada (perhaps the UK, too) would become medical refugee destinations for those who can afford the air fare. American women who travel abroad to abort can expect to be arrested for murder on their return.


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