Obama and Abortion: I Support all Points of View Just Not Life

Summoned to Notre Dame to address the graduating body, our President waded right into the abortion debate by offering this courageous assessment:  “the fact is that at some level, the views of the two camps are irreconcilable. Each side will continue to make its case to the public with passion and conviction. But surely we can do so without reducing those with differing views to caricature.”

This typical politician’s way out — I promise to respect you as I defeat you — is perhaps the best we can hope for on most matters. Say, on global warming we disagree, but we can decide to respect the good faith of the guys who think the cars and light bulbs are burning up the world. It may sound idiotic, it may lead to a destruction of our economy, it may upend civilization as we know it, but what the hey, we can be civilized about this. There must be some nicer way of telling someone you think he is an idiot.

But how can we be expected to apply this to abortion?

Read the entire essay:
http://spectator.org/archives/2009/05/21/civil-lies

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