Oops!! LA Times Attributes Pro-Obama Catholics’ Statement to U.S. Bishops

In a November 8 article titled “House votes for ban on abortion subsidies,” the Los Angeles Times quoted a statement from the pro-Obama group Catholics United attributing it to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The article in the LA Times covered the final vote on the House health care bill and the previous passage of the Stupak amendment. “The amendment, offered just prior to the vote on the healthcare bill, passed 240 to 194,” wrote LA Times reporter Kim Geiger. Geiger then added: “The compromise won immediate support from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which urged Catholics to ‘lend their full-throated support’ to the Democrats’ healthcare bill.” “‘The bishops’ stamp of approval means that this bill is unambiguously pro-life and we will vigorously oppose those who suggest otherwise,’ the conerence said in a statement Saturday,” Geiger added in the story.