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State Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R)’s Extreme Attack Rated FALSE By Politifact 

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The following press release is from the Democratic Party of Virginia, referring to the PolitiFact Virginia FALSE rating of Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R)’s latest ridiculous claim. PolitiFact finds that: “Dunnavant wrenches that position on teaching to the sensational claim that Rodman supports abortion over adoption. Rodman says she backs choice on adoption and abortion. Dunnavant’s statement goes well beyond that, and she fails to credibly back it up.”

Siobhan Dunnavant’s Extreme Attack Rated FALSE By Politifact 

Fact checkers call out Dunnavant’s “sensational claim” that Del. Debra Rodman “opposes adoption as an alternative to abortion” 

Key Points

The bill Rodman backed was silent about adoption. Rodman and other Democrats say the bill wouldn’t have barred instruction about adoption; it would have required that if taught, it be in a neutral, factual way when discussing pregnancy.

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She cites Rodman’s support of a bill that would have changed state mandates for family life courses in schools to ensure what Democrats said would be neutral and scientific teaching. It wouldn’t have ended instruction about adoption; it would have erased a requirement for teaching its “benefits” as a “positive choice in the event of an unwanted pregnancy.” Dunnavant wrenches that position on teaching to the sensational claim that Rodman supports abortion over adoption. Rodman says she backs choice on adoption and abortion. Dunnavant’s statement goes well beyond that, and she fails to credibly back it up.