I’ve seen headlines similar to this over the last couple of weeks… and like most people I was alarmed. What the heck is going on? I decided to try and find out if it’s true, or at least the source of these allegations. Now don’t get me wrong, I normally don’t turn to Snopes for anything, I believe they are very biased in some of their fact checking. However, in this case they seem to have assembled their facts in a sensible manner.
And the answer, though complicated, is that NO, children are not disappearing at an alarming rate in Iowa. The averages haven’t changed, and the vast majority of children reported missing are found within 24 hours according to Snopes.
You can read their entire story here.
Photo from a story from the free thought project, found here.