Q Was it a conversation [between the President and Holy Father] that you think is likely to change the President's views on certain controversial issues like abortion or --
MR. McDONOUGH: Well, the President, as he said in Notre Dame, has thought long and hard about these issues and he has his views on it. And so on one level I think part of the effort to find common ground is an effort to use language that is more hospitable to both sides on this question, as he himself has done. But at the end of the day, it may just be that there's issues that they can't come to agreement on, but I think he believes that you can be -- that you can disagree without being disagreeable.
Well, I guess we can change this slide (describing partial birth abortion) in an attempt to be "more hospitable" to: The licensed medical doctor who took the Hippocratic Oath carefully inserts scissors into the fetus' skull. The scissors are then opened to enlarge the surgical incision.
Same result. Same horrendous act. But I'm sorry, I'm just being typically disagreeable. My bad.