Is common ground possible on abortion?

Posted May 19, 2009, at 9:10 a.m.

In his commencement speech at Notre Dame, President Obama asserted that some

common ground could be found on abortion. Is this true? Can some people believe that

abortion is immoral, yet acquiesce to allowing others the right to have abortions? Are

early term abortions more morally acceptable than late-term abortions? Will those who

oppose abortion eventually accept that it is legal, and instead work to limit the number of

abortions? Or is the issue too clearcut, with those who oppose abortion believing no

compromise is possible?