How Obama Is Taking the Democrats Past Abortion Politics

There was a day not long ago when a national Democratic leader wouldn’t have gone to the lengths that Barack Obama went to this past weekend to win over—or at least to win respect from—a pro-life audience. The president of the United States never lacks for commencement address invitations, so Mr. Obama could easily have passed on Notre Dame’s offer and chosen to speak at a more secular institution—where the run-up to appearance wouldn’t have provoked protests and a flood of news coverage about abortion politics. When he said yes to Notre Dame, Mr. Obama knew exactly what he was getting himself into.

How Obama Is Taking the Democrats Past Abortion Politics