DES MOINES — When he converted to Catholicism in 2008, Micheal Davenport went “whole hog,” adopting a conservative political ideology predominantly ruled by his and the church’s anti-abortion viewpoint.
Abortion fueled his political thinking until a couple of years ago, when the newly minted leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, started to gain attention for emphasizing other issues: care for the poor, income inequality and immigration. Davenport started to view abortion as a wedge issue and...
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