They have had many, many conversations with their priests.
Obviously something didn’t stick.
Since there is no way that anyone reading your posts can tell whether the fault lies with the priest or the “Catholic” parishioner—or both—then, as a Catholic I say that if these friends continue to believe in abortion, they are NOT Catholic. As for the priest-—who knows what he actually said to them, if they don’t divulge it.
Truth is truth-—and the truth is that they cannot be for abortion and remain Catholic. If they believe otherwise they are being deceived by the Evil One.