UPDATE: If that doesn't work, go here. Also, ND president Rev. John Jenkins seems to be the root of the problem. In his introduction he said, among many other things, that Obama wanted to make immigration more humane; the opposite is true. At the start of Obama's speech, some are booing and one person was just re-seated by security. Another interrupted the speech with a louder shout; the audience then launched into their own unintelligible chant.
UPDATE 2: Now, Obama is calling on all of us to join hands. Aww. He also gets in a plug for his book. He wants us to work together to reduce the numbers of abortions... reduce unintended pregnancies... make adoption more available... In the audience, a baby started crying as Obama launched into that bit.
UPDATE 3: Fox News says just four people were escorted out of the event.
UPDATE 5: A transcript of his remarks is here. Consider this:
Those who speak out against stem cell research may be rooted in an admirable conviction about the sacredness of life, but so are the parents of a child with juvenile diabetes who are convinced that their son's or daughter's hardships can be relieved.
As far as I know, the debate is about embryonic stem cell research, not that research in general. I'll leave it to those familiar with that debate to indicate whether this was an attempt by Obama to mislead.
UPDATE 6: Here's video of protesters being arrested before the speech.
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