Is a Mayo Clinic doctor misdiagnosing Trump supporters' healthy pregnancies? No, that's not true: The tweet making the claim originated from a fake account and this claim has been refuted by the Mayo Clinic since 2018.
The claim appeared in an Instagram post on the account of the conservative Young America's Foundation on June 14, 2022. The caption opens:
Sickening. What has the world come to when doctors are misdiagnosing patients intentionally because of their ideological views?
The screenshot of a circled tweet by Twitter account owner @drnifkin is featured in this post, which also presents the claim in question. It reads:
When Trump supporters come to my office at the Mayo Clinic, I love misdiagnosing their healthy pregnancies as ectopic so they have to abort their white fetuses.
This is what the post looked like on Instagram at the time of writing:
(Source: Instagram screenshot taken on Thur June 16 19:22:44 2022 UTC)
In a June 16, 2022, email, Ginger Plumbo, a communications manager at the Mayo Clinic, cited this July 2, 2018, Becker Hospital Review article, titled, "Mayo Clinic asks Twitter to delete 'parody' account of user claiming to misdiagnose Trump supporters." She told Lead Stories:
A parody account created the message in 2018 that circulates on the internet about every six months. This is not an actual Mayo Clinic staff member.
The Mayo Clinic first stated in a June 29, 2018, tweet that the account the claim originated from was fake. They requested it be removed from the Twitter platform.
The @drnifkin Twitter account has since been suspended.