(KGTV) — A story being spread on social media claims Mississippi legislators publicly discussed using pregnancy-sniffing dogs at airports to prevent women from leaving the state to get an abortion.
But that is fiction.
The fake story comes from a tweet from Chip Franklin, a left-wing humorist who frequently posts ironic political commentary.
Although his tweet wasn't meant to be taken as fact, it was retweeted thousands of times, giving it a wider audience who didn't know it was false.
While there haven't been any scientific studies on whether dogs can pick up the scent of a pregnant person, anecdotal evidence suggests it may be possible.