WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has attended the National Prayer Breakfast, where the keynote speaker spoke out against abortion.
Christian author Eric Metaxas gave Obama his biographies of William Wiberforce, who fought to outlaw slavery, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who stood up for Jews in Nazi Germany. He then asked: "Who do we say is not fully human today? Who is expendable to us?"
Metaxas suggested that only God can open people's eyes to see the unborn as human beings, and urged pro-life advocates to love those who disagree with them.
President Obama didn't mention abortion in his remarks, but said his faith calls him to defend those who can't speak for themselves.
The Obama administration is currently involved in a battle with the Roman Catholic Church, which objects to a government directive that it must provide contraceptive coverage in its healthcare plans, starting next year.