Ask FactCheck: Week ending Dec. 28

December 28, 2007 12:00:00 AM PST
FactCheck.org answers your questions about U.S. politics.

December 28, 2007

Q: Do Catholic women get abortions more frequently than Protestant women?
A: Catholics are slightly more likely to get an abortion than Protestants, according to a 2000-2001 survey.

Q: Does a United States senator receive his full pay upon retiring?
A: No. A member of Congress can't receive more than 80 percent of his or her final salary upon retirement, and the average is much less.

Q: Does Obama have a real estate problem?
A: A political patron from whom he bought a strip of land is under federal indictment, but there's no evidence Obama did anything improper.

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