People Who Cling To Their Guns & Religion Shouldn't Caricature The President

Notre Dame is the villain in the piece, but I can't let this go from the President's speech:
Let's honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion, and draft a sensible conscience clause and make sure that all of our health care policies are grounded not only in sound science, but also in clear ethics, as well as respect for the equality of women....
Since his administration is set to repeal the conscience clause for medical health professionals, I read that statement to mean: "let's be sure the only conscience we respect is one that permits abortion, so necessary to upholding the equality of women." That was followed by:
Understand - I do not suggest that the debate surrounding abortion can or should go away. No matter how much we may want to fudge it - indeed, while we know that the views of most Americans on the subject are complex and even contradictory - the fact is that at some level, the views of the two camps are irreconcilable. Each side will continue to make its case to the public with passion and conviction. But surely we can do so without reducing those with differing views to caricature. Open hearts. Open minds. Fair-minded words.
Which I suppose explains that report (finally tabled after much fuss) suggesting pro-lifers pose a terrorist threat to the government. I like what he says, it's just that he so often does the opposite. Some day in the future when we're being marched into the camps, it will be by officers from the Dept. of Respectful Dialogue I have no doubt.

Update: This is interesting. Archbishop Wuerl prefers quiet and consistent teaching to confrontation. I think Fr. Z's right about what his remarks her portend. There is at least a very interesting "discussion" going on among the bishops.