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    Obama faces down abortion heckles

    resident Barack Obama has been briefly heckled as he addressed students at the largest US Catholic university, amid a row over abortion rights.

    Anti-abortion activists have protested against the president's visit to Notre Dame, in Indiana.

    Protests and vigils have been held on and around campus, with several people arrested before Mr Obama's speech.

    Mr Obama, who received an honorary degree, defended the right to abortion but said the procedure should be rare.

    After entering the White House in January the president also quickly moved to reverse a Bush-era ban on embryonic stem-cell research, angering many social conservatives.
    There are approximately 60 million Roman Catholics in the US, with almost half of them supporting abortion rights, research suggests. Some 42% believe abortion should be illegal.

    The Catholic church supported abortion until the late 1800's (its hard to tell with these hypocrits what exactly is it they are against).

    BBC NEWS | Americas | Obama faces down abortion heckles

    Check out the vid on there of Obama being heckled by the audience during a speech. He handled it well, accepted it, moved on, voiced his opinions on why abortion is right and continued. One of the best president the US will see.
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    Re: Catholics shout and interrupt Obama speech

    There were four interruptions, and two of them actualy stopped Obama for a few seconds. Most of the audience was largely enthusiastic and supportive of Obama.

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    Re: Catholics shout and interrupt Obama speech

    Catholics shout and interrupt Obama speech
    Any chance you could change that to some Catholics.

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    Re: Catholics shout and interrupt Obama speech

    I'm all about freedom of speech, but have some respect. I am not Obama's biggest fan, but even I think interrupting his speech and heckling him while he's trying to speak is a bit tacky.
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    Re: Catholics shout and interrupt Obama speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwaters View Post
    There were four interruptions, and two of them actualy stopped Obama for a few seconds. Most of the audience was largely enthusiastic and supportive of Obama.
    You mean they sat and watched while he read the teleprompter?

    That is not "most of the audience being enthusiastic or supportive of Obama".

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    Re: Catholics shout and interrupt Obama speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    You mean they sat and watched while he read the teleprompter?

    That is not "most of the audience being enthusiastic or supportive of Obama".
    Shut up with the teleprompter Triad. At least the democrat politicians have brains unlike the idiots you lot find under rocks in Texas.
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    Re: Catholics shout and interrupt Obama speech

    When Obama doesn't read one verbatim everytime he "speaks" I will.
    Until then TOTUS rules.

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    Re: Catholics shout and interrupt Obama speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    When Obama doesn't read one verbatim everytime he "speaks" I will.
    Until then TOTUS rules.
    Is using a teleprompter wrong?

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    Re: Catholics shout and interrupt Obama speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwaters View Post
    Is using a teleprompter wrong?
    No, but some folks on the right are desperate to find something to criticize President Obama over, so we get things like telepromptergate, and shoegate. I know for a fact President Bush the younger and President Clinton used one, and am pretty sure President Bush the younger used one, and it probably goes back further than that.

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    Re: Catholics shout and interrupt Obama speech

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    I'm all about freedom of speech, but have some respect. I am not Obama's biggest fan, but even I think interrupting his speech and heckling him while he's trying to speak is a bit tacky.
    Well said. I get the angst that some might have with Obama speaking at Notre Dame but he is a sitting POTUS. For that reason alone, he should be accorded a level of respect that does not include heckling.

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