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Obama is determined to avoid a "culture war" over the choice, White House aides and Democratic lawyers say, and he hopes to select a candidate who will not galvanize conservative activists over wedge issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage. - James Oliphant and David G. Savage - May 16, 2009 Los Angeles Times
Obama clearly stated that lack of support for full marriage equality was a matter of strategy rather than principle.... - Eric Zorn - chicagotribune.com
"We're tired of looking at abortion as on an equal level with other issues. It's not," Father Pavone told the same Fox program, while noting that Obama's honorary degree was in law. "Law is for the protection of human rights. The president admitted on the campaign trail he doesn't know when the child (fetus) gets human rights. How can you defend human rights if you don't know who has them?" - Priests for Life national director Father Frank Pavone
These are the people who don't want to go back to the days of back alleys and coat hangers, but who also find abortion morally repugnant. - Mary Kate Cary, Thomas Jefferson Street blog
Obama’s speech at Notre Dame has become an outlet for anti-abortion groups who have been waiting for a chance to pounce on a president they view as far left on the abortion issue. In effect, they’re forcing him into a fight he never wanted to have. “Barack Obama made no secret of trying to win over Catholics and Evangelicals,” said Jill Stanek, an anti-abortion blogger. “We’re trying to take that territory back.”
President Barack Obama confronted the abortion debate head-on Sunday at Notre Dame, acknowledging that differences over the issue are largely irreconcilable but appealing to both sides to search for “common ground.” - Carol E. Lee - Politico
“That’s when we begin to say, ‘Maybe we won’t agree on abortion, but we can still agree that this is a heart-wrenching decision for any woman . . .It has both moral and spiritual dimensions,’” Obama said. “So let us work together to reduce the number of women seeking abortions by reducing unintended pregnancies. Let’s make adoption more available. Let’s provide care and support for women who do carry their children to term.” - President Obama