Yesterday, President Obama said in his commencement speech at Notre Dame that abortion is an issue over which we should just agree to disagree. This is a view that I and many others like me who see abortion as an abomination and a moral outrage cannot accept. I can not just agree to disagree on the termination of a million innocent and defenseless human beings a year.
John Piper can’t agree to disagree, either, and he is responding to President Obama on his view of abortion. This was produced around the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, but it’s particularly timely today, one day after Obama’s Notre Dame speech:
Now, does my view on abortion mean that I don’t think there is any room in the Republican party for those who are ardent believers in low taxes, limited government, less regulation, and a strong military but who are pro-choice?
What it means is that when it comes to abortion, I will never stop trying to change their minds.
If you weren’t able to join us last night for our Sunday Night Live chat, Dana discussed Obama’s Notre Dame speech on her show and she made a very interesting point, and that is abortion is actually a civil rights issue. It’s an argument no one has really discussed before, but I agree with her.