In his Notre Dame speech, President Obama addressed the abortion issue and said that we have to try to find common ground, and have open minds and hearts when we speak and listen to those who disagree with us. Yet he also mentioned in that speech the Brown vs. Board of Education decision of the Supreme Court that outlawed segregation. Certainly he wouldn’t say that we should have an open mind that maybe that decision was wrong. Open minds and common ground only go so far. They stop at the boundary of the truth – and the truth about the sanctity of life is that it deserves protection at every stage, and that government has no authority to deny that protection. Let’s pray that such protection under the law will come soon.