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SATIRE - 'Unborn Baby Pregnant Inside Womb'


Outline

Circulating report claims that doctors in Oregon discovered that a baby was pregnant while still in her mother's womb.

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Brief Analysis

The report is a piece of utter nonsense that was first published by the fake-news website, Empire News. Of course, the claim that an unborn child was found to be pregnant is purely fiction. Empire News is an 'entertainment' website that bills itself as satirical. None of the reports published on the site are true.

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Unborn Baby Becomes Pregnant While Still Inside The Womb

A pregnant woman in Portland, Oregon was hospitalized this week with extreme stomach pains, and doctors were extremely shocked at what they discovered.

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Detailed Analysis

Report Claims Baby Pregnant in Womb:

According to a report that is currently traversing the Interwebs at speed, doctors in Portland, Oregon were amazed to discover that a baby was pregnant while still in her mother's womb. The report suggests that, when the baby is born, she will already be six months pregnant with her own baby, making her the youngest person ever to become pregnant.

Report is Nonsense:

But, of course, the report is fanciful nonsense. No unborn baby is pregnant, in Oregon, or anywhere else. The fictional report originates from the fake-news website, Empire News.

Nothing on Empire News site is True:

In fact, nothing published on Empire News is true. A disclaimer on the site notes:
Empire News is a satirical and entertainment website. We only use invented names in all our stories, except in cases when public figures are being satirized. Any other use of real names is accidental and coincidental.
The site has been responsible for several other fake-news reports that have circulated recently, including a story that falsely claimed that Charles Manson had been granted parole.

Verify Reports Before Sharing:

More and more fake-news sites are springing up. And, because the web makes it very easy to present even the most absurd nonsense as seemingly serious 'news', many people are tricked into sharing material from such sites.

It is therefore wise to verify supposed news reports that come your way via email or social media before you share them. A quick look around a news aggregator service such as Google News should allow you to check the veracity of any circulated reports.




Last updated: June 25, 2014
First published: June 25, 2014
Written by Brett M. Christensen
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References
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