FACT CHECK: Viral Image Claims To Show Message About Abortion Rights In ‘Saints Row’

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows a message regarding abortion rights in the video game “Saints Row.”

Verdict: False

The image is digitally fabricated. The game’s official Twitter account has denied the claim.

Fact Check: 

Several video game companies have voiced support for abortion rights while others have sharply criticized the Supreme Court in the wake of the Dobbs v. Jackson decision this past June, according to Wired. An image shared on Facebook claims the video game “Saints Row,” an open-world action game that was released this week to negative reviews, included a message about abortion rights in the game.

The image shows an alleged in-game message that appears when a user attempts to leave a mission. “You just requested to abort the mission,” reads the purported message. “But what if this option was negated? What if we, the developers, decided that you can not do what you want with your own character. This is what many women in America experience right now. Think about it.”

The message is digitally fabricated. There are no credible news reports suggesting the game features any political messages in the game. Deep Silver Volition, the developer of Saints Row, has not released any statements about

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