About Our Work

At CFC, we strive to be an expression of Catholicism as it is lived by ordinary people. We are part of the great majority of the faithful in the Catholic church who disagrees with the dictates of the Vatican on matters related to sex, marriage, family life and motherhood. We are part of the great majority who believes that Catholic teachings on conscience mean that every individual must follow his or her own conscience  and respect others’ right to do the same. At Catholics for Choice, we believe that this is the world where the meaning of choice can truly be realized.

We believe that change happens through dialogue and an exchange of information, through communicating ideas and values.

We believe that change happens when we take courageous and strategic risks.

We know that change happens when we challenge well-established and unquestioned authority and enable people to hear new ideas and embrace new ways of thinking.

What We Do

Called upon time and time again for information, advice and skills building, Catholics for Choice helps people and organizations confidently challenge the power of the Catholic hierarchy, which uses every means at its disposal to punish and publicly shame Catholics who don’t unquestioningly follow its edicts. The hierarchy also seeks to impose its narrow view of morality  and dangerous positions on public health issues  on Catholics and non-Catholics around the world.


 Discourse       Education      Research       Advocacy

On Issues of

 Abortion & Contraception


Sex & Sexuality

 New Reproductive Health Technologies

 Religion in Public Policy

On all these issues Catholics for Choice provides the most effective counterpoint to the vocal, well-financed and powerful Roman Catholic hierarchy, which presents itself as the sole moral arbiter on matters where sexuality and reproduction intersect with religion and faith. We work to strengthen our partners’ and colleagues’ efforts by sharing our skills and learning from each others’ successes and limitations. CFC is the only organization with the knowledge, expertise, strategic sense and courage to meet the very real threats resulting from the inappropriate role the Vatican tries to play in public policy.

Catholics for Choice seeks to engage all sectors of culture and society in ways that are meaningful to each. We strive to represent the voice and vision of Catholics and change the tone of the debate on reproductive rights.


Catholics for Choice seeks to shape and advance sexual and reproductive ethics that are based on justice, reflect a commitment to women’s well-being and respect and affirm the capacity of women and men to make moral decisions about their lives. CFC works in the United States and internationally to ensure that all people have access to safe and affordable reproductive healthcare services and to infuse our core values into public policy, community life and Catholic social thinking and teaching.

Catholics for Choice is at the forefront of national and international debates on the intersection of faith, women’s health and reproductive justice. CFC is committed not only to policy change, but also to a change in the culture in which policy decisions are made, a change in people’s hearts and minds about the ways they think about sexuality and reproduction.


For more information, view our brochure. To inquire about CFC’s programs and publications, please email us or write to:

Catholics for Choice
1436 U Street NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20009-3997

To contact us via phone, please call:
Office: +1 (202) 986-6093
Fax: +1 (202) 332-7995

Catholics for Choice