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  • ABC's Jaffe uncritically reported Cardinal Stafford's false claims about Obama and abortion

    ››› ››› ERIC HANANOKI & LAUREN AUERBACH

    ABC's Matt Jaffe reported that Cardinal J. Francis Stafford "railed against a speech Obama gave July 17, 2007, to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America when the Illinois lawmaker reiterated his support of Roe v. Wade, saying he didn't want his two daughters ... to be 'punished by a pregnancy.' " But Obama never said the word "punished" during the Planned Parenthood speech, and was referring to sex education -- not Roe v. Wade or abortion generally -- when he stated during a March 2008 campaign event: "I've got two daughters -- 9 years old and 6 years old. I'm going to teach them first of all about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby."