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Common Ground on Abortion?

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Midway in our first hour today, we had a riveting exchange between Rev. Katherine Ragsdale and progressive evangelical Jim Wallis over finding "common ground" on the abortion issue.

They discussed President Obama's position of trying to find places of agreement.

Here's an excerpt from their thought-provoking exchange, beginning with Jim Wallis:

http://audio.wbur.org/storage/2009/06/onpoint_0610_ragsdale.mp3

Wallis, who is morally opposed to abortion but does not believe it should be criminalized, has been advising the Obama administration. Ragsdale, who has called abortion a "blessing," has been pushing back hard since the killing of Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller and giving a full-throated defense of abortion rights.

What do you think? You can listen to the full show and join the conversation in the comments section.

This program aired on June 10, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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