No 'common ground' when it comes to abortion
A Christian actor is weighing in on President Barack Obama's comments
regarding abortion during his recent commencement speech at Notre Dame.
Stephen Baldwin his speech, President Obama encouraged both sides in
the abortion debate to find common ground on the issue. "I do not
suggest that the debate surrounding abortion can or should go away," he
stated. "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. 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.
Open hearts, open minds, fair-minded words."
The president's appearance at the country's foremost Catholic
university was shrouded in controversy, with many pro-life supporters
protesting both his appearance and the university's decision to award
the president an honorary degree.
During an interview on Fox & Friends, actor Stephen Baldwin said
while he admired the president's call for open hearts and open minds,
he believes there is no common ground when it comes to babies being
killed at the hands of abortionists.
"When you're dealing with serious pro-lifers, there's no gray matter
here," he contends. "There's no conversation...the therapist is not in
Baldwin believes there will be a long-term backlash against Notre Dame
in the wake of President Obama's appearance.
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