The president faced criticism while giving a speech at Notre Dame.
Wired PR News – President Barack Obama faced critics Sunday while giving a speech at the University of Notre Dame. As reported by POLITICO, Obama called for mutual respect from both sides of the abortion debate in the search for middle ground on the issue.
Obama is quoted in the report as stating during a ceremony following receipt of an honorary degree at the Catholic university, “I do not suggest that the debate surrounding abortion can or should go away…Because 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.”
The president is further to remark, “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.”
As noted by POLITICO, some were in protest of Obama’s speech due to his stance on abortion.