May 18, 2009

Obama at Notre Dame

Well said sir, well said.

Maybe we won't agree on abortion, but we can still agree that this is a heart-wrenching decision for any woman to make, with both moral and spiritual dimensions.

So let's work together to reduce the number of women seeking abortions by reducing unintended pregnancies, and making adoption more available, and providing care and support for women who do carry their child to term. Let's honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion, and draft a sensible conscience clause, and make sure that all of our health care policies are grounded in clear ethics and sound science, as well as respect for the equality of women.

Understand - I do not suggest that the debate surrounding abortion can or should go away. No matter how much we may want to fudge it - indeed, while we know that the views of most Americans on the subject are complex and even contradictory - 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. -
Barack Obama - 05/16/2009

5 comments:

Justine said...

Oh, you stink! I came here to reply to another thread and don't have time for this one. But I'll be back...

themom said...

His speech was terrific - as usual. I do believe the overall concensus was a positive one also.

Sherry said...

i thought it was a very wise speech

giggles said...

I think this man is brilliant..... He is so incredibly wise and well spoken...and right....

Justine said...

"The argument that there is only one reason to even want to reduce the number of abortions and that is that what is being killed, terminated, evacuated (choose your term) is, in fact, human life."