"Maybe we won't agree on abortion, but we can still agree that this heart-wrenching decision for any woman is not made casually, it has both moral and spiritual dimensions. So let us work together to reduce the number of women seeking abortions, let's reduce unintended pregnancies. Let's make adoption more available. Let's provide care and support for women who do carry their children 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 not only in sound science, but also in clear ethics, as well as respect for the equality of women."
President Obama delivered a much-anticipated commencement speech yesterday at the University of Notre Dame. Obama said that whether Americans are pro-choice or pro-life (like the students who protested his visit), they can still find common ground on the issue. Check out some more pictures from the ceremony and the protests.