Hi blue –
There was at one time a very strong LEFT/LIBERAL movement in the Catholic Church –
See: Beloved Pope John XXIII – who created Vatican II to make the RCC a democracy.
Plus “Liberation theology” which took hold internationally ending Church support for Elites.
But a right wing cult rose up in the Vatican and seemingly “took out” quite a few Popes who
would confirm to Catholics that they have the right to make up their own minds about human
sexuality, birth control, contraception – and now of course abortion.
Also – while the anti-abortion movement is very small consisting mainly of religious fanatics
they have consistently received more press attention than the CHOICE side because they
have been out there telling a lot of lies and making a lot of noise – especially with BOMBINGS
OF WOMEN’S CLINICS …and with MURDER OF DOCTORS and CLINIC PERSONNEL.