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Demonstrators of both sides of the abortion debate compete for attention near the campus of Notre Dame University on May 17, 2009 in South Bend, Indiana. Activists from around the country have gathered in South Bend to protest or defend the university's decision to invite President Barack Obama, who supports abortion rights, to deliver the commencement address today and to award him an honorary degree.Getty Images photo by Scott Olson