Obama Makes Contentious Appearance At Notre Dame Graduation Ceremony

(AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (C) is presented an honorary law degree from the University of Notre Dame by Richard Notebaert (R), the Chair, Board of Trustees and Provost Dr. Thomas Burish (L) during 164th commencement ceremonies of the University of Notre Dame in the Joyce Center on May 17, 2009 in South Bend, Indiana. Activists from around the country have gathered in South Bend to protest 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. (Photo by Jeff Haynes- Pool/Getty Images) * Local Caption * Dr. Thomas Burish;Richard Notebaert;Barack Obama
(May 17, 2009 - Source: Pool/Getty Images North America)