Not to be outdone by Miss California USA, President Obama takes on the contentious cultural war around abortion and reminds us that respect for each other is paramount. His commencement speech at Notre Dame reminds us to “open our hearts and our minds to those who may not think precisely like we do or believe precisely what we believe.”
Support. Respect. Dignity.
Of course, he did leave out something very, very, very important: women who have had abortions. Each woman who has had an abortion deserves this same respect and compassion, and each deserves to have her experience honored and valued.
Pro-voice is not just another word for “common ground.” It’s about “new ground” – a place where together, we transform a decades-long culture war by taking a public stand with each and every woman who has had an abortion.