Religious Charities

Catholics for a Free Choice

Overview

CFFC' s programs support the moral and legal right to choose abortion; the religious and ethical dimensions of preventing unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease and seek to improve maternal and child health; increase access to all reproductive health services, especially in public and religiously controlled health care settings; develop sound public policies that balance individual rights and responsibilities with social and cultural values and ensure an appropriate separation between church and state.

Mission

CFFC advances sexual and reproductive ethics based on justice, a commitment to women's well being and respect for the moral capacity of women and men. Through discourse, education and advocacy, CFFC works globally to infuse these values into public policy, community life and Catholic social thinking and teaching.

Program

At the core of our efforts is an education and communications program that carries out the research, development, production and distribution of publications on reproductive health, ethics, theology and other topics and offers values-based training in communications and advocacy. In the US, we work to ensure a cultural approach to abortion rights that includes a moral defense of the right to choose and a broader justice-based agenda for reproductive health. We challenge restrictions on reproductive health services based on religion at the state and national level. We counter attacks on prochoice Catholic policymakers by both conservative bishops and groups and assist policymakers in responding to these attacks. We assist our affiliates and other organizations in Latin America working to improve the climate for reproductive health and rights. Our work in Europe focuses on the European Parliament, Eastern and Central European countries and efforts to expand access to abortion in Spain, Portugal and Ireland. We train members of the European Parliament and advocates and provide opposition research to our colleagues. CFFC will expand its services, particularly our communications training, to field workers in Africa, Asia and the Arab world over the next two years.

Impact

CFFC’s impact is particularly felt in public policy and education. Our Condoms4Life advertising campaign brought the message of responsible sexuality to DC, San Francisco and New York. Our study Complying with the Law? documented that emergency contraception (EC) is often not available to sexual assault patients treated at Catholic hospitals. The position of the Catholic church against making EC available, even to rape victims, affects not just Catholics but everyone who must use Catholic facilities. Frances Kissling’s article “Is There Life After Roe?" continues to generate more discussion on the issue of abortion than any other recent prochoice message.

Countries

United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Holy See (Vatican City State), Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, Uruguay

Contact

1436 U Street NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 986-6093
www.catholicsforchoice.org
EIN: 52-1154418


Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. CFFC will send one-year subscriptions to our award winning newsjournal CONSCIENCE to 100 university

Tell the World

100 subscriptions

Catholics for Choice

CFFC will send one-year subscriptions to our award winning newsjournal CONSCIENCE to 100 university libraries in Europe, Asia and Africa to insure that students in Europe where historically progressive positions on reproductive rights are being challenged, and in Asia and Africa where the struggle towards enlightened public policy continues, have access to information and opinion from the US and around the world. CONSCIENCE, the national...

Regular price $1,000.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. CFFC will send a clinic, school or college in the US our Condoms4Life kit including campaign posters

Spread the Facts

HIV/AIDS prevention kit

Catholics for Choice

CFFC will send a clinic, school or college in the US our Condoms4Life kit including campaign posters and postcards (in English, Spanish or French, as needed), fact sheets about HIV/AIDS prevention, a history of statements and actions by Catholics prelates supporting and opposing condom use, and our brochure Sex in the HIV/AIDS Era, A Guide for Catholics. These materials reinforce the campaign messages that Good...

Regular price $25.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Your $1,000 gift will underwrite a briefing for state-level prochoice Catholic legislators. Catholic

Reach Policymakers

One prochoice briefing

Catholics for Choice

Your $1,000 gift will underwrite a briefing for state-level prochoice Catholic legislators. Catholics for a Free will make its public policy staff available to legislators in selected states to help them articulate and defend prochoice positions. We will meet with state legislators and advocacy organizations to assess their needs for information and support, strategize how to meet those needs and acquaint them with the resources...

Regular price $1,000.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. The Condoms4Life kit includes campaign posters and postcards (in English, Spanish or French as neede

Prevent HIV/AIDS

HIV prevention facts

Catholics for Choice

The Condoms4Life kit includes campaign posters and postcards (in English, Spanish or French as needed), fact sheets about HIV/AIDS prevention, a history of statements and actions by Catholic prelates supporting and opposing condom use, and our brochure Sex in the HIV/AIDS Era, A Guide for Catholics. These materials reinforce the campaign messages that Good Catholics Use Condoms and that People of Faith Use Condoms.

Regular price $250.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Catholics for a Free Choice placed poster-sized ads at high traffic areas including subway stops and

Make A Statement

One AIDS prevention ad

Catholics for Choice

Catholics for a Free Choice placed poster-sized ads at high traffic areas including subway stops and bus shelters in New York City, Washington, DC, and San Francisco to coincide with Valentine’s Day 2006. These materials reinforce the Condoms4Life campaign messages that Good Catholics Use Condoms and that People of Faith Use Condoms. The images include attractive straight and gay couples. Spread the word – buy...

Regular price $1,000.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. CFFC will send a one-year subscription to our award winning newsjournal CONSCIENCE to a US library t

Inform A Library

One journal subscription

Catholics for Choice

CFFC will send a one-year subscription to our award winning newsjournal CONSCIENCE to a US library to insure that library patrons have access to information and Catholic thought from the US and around the world. CONSCIENCE, the national and international newsjournal of Catholic opinion, is published quarterly by Catholics for a Free Choice and offers in-depth coverage of the topics central to the CFFC mission,...

Regular price $25.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Your gift will allow CFFC to send our Condoms4Life posters to 250 clinics in Africa where the HIV/AI

Fight Disinformation

250 HIV posters

Catholics for Choice

Your gift will allow CFFC to send our Condoms4Life posters to 250 clinics in Africa where the HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to rage. These materials reinforce the campaign messages that Good Catholics Use Condoms and that People of Faith Use Condoms. These messages are vitally important since Catholic prelates in Africa have spread untruths about the efficacy of condoms in preventing transmission of the virus. Condoms4Life...

Regular price $100.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Your gift will buy one hour of research on the enemies of choice. CFFC publishes OPPOSITION NOTES, a

Expose the Lies

One hour of research

Catholics for Choice

Your gift will buy one hour of research on the enemies of choice. CFFC publishes OPPOSITION NOTES, a new series of investigative fact sheets on those who oppose women’s rights and reproductive health. The current series has already reported on the activities, strategy and finances of Priests for Life, the American Life League, and Youth Defence; more reports are planned. Earlier reports explored the US...

Regular price $100.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. CFFC will send one-year subscriptions to our award winning newsjournal CONSCIENCE to 10 university l

Defend Choice

10 journal subscriptions

Catholics for Choice

CFFC will send one-year subscriptions to our award winning newsjournal CONSCIENCE to 10 university libraries in the US to insure that students have access to information and Catholic thought from the US and around the world. CONSCIENCE, the national and international newsjournal of Catholic opinion, is published quarterly by Catholics for a Free Choice and offers in-depth coverage of the topics central to the CFFC...

Regular price $200.00