John Hendren is a correspondent for Al Jazeera English. Before joining Al Jazeera he was a White House and general assignment reporter for ABC News, Pentagon correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio; the Washington, D.C., correspondent at the Seattle Times and a national writer and investigative reporter for The Associated Press.

With his Notre Dame speech, the president can no longer avoid the abortion debate—a debate, John Hendren reports, that he’s increasingly winning among America’s divided Catholics.