CLAIM

A photograph shows two women holding anti-Father's Day signs. See Example(s)

EXAMPLES
Collected via e-mail, March 2016

is this a real photo? It looks photo shopped or something changed on it and people are up in arms over this.

fathers day
FALSE

RATING

FALSE

ORIGIN

In March 2016, a photograph purportedly showing two women holding signs in protest of Father’s Day began circulating via social media:

end father's day

 
Although this image was shared as a genuine one, the verbiage displayed on the signs has been significantly altered from that which appeared in the original photograph. That picture, which was taken during a January 2013 anti-abortion protest on the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, captured women holding signs reading “I regret my abortion”:

These women hold signs that tell people they regret their abortions near the Supreme Court in order to turn over the Supreme Court decision Roe Versus Wade on the 40th anniversary date of that decision. This protest occurs annually drawing large crowds even though the decision to grant a woman the right to choose to have an abortion was made long ago. 

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