Fact Check: Is Mississippi Planning to Use Dogs to Detect Pregnant Women?
A tweet sent on July 1, 2022, from comedian Chip Franklin claimed that Mississippi lawmakers have discussed using dogs at airports to detect pregnant women.
The tweet, which has had more than 40,000 engagements since it was posted, spread quickly elsewhere on Twitter too.
Mississippi is among the 13 states which enacted trigger laws after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022.
It was also the state which sparked the Supreme Court's decision after its Department of Health state health officer, Thomas Dobbs, appealed a U.S. District Court...