While many people assume that Catholic lay organizations like the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic League and Priests for Life have benevolent missions, the truth is that these organizations invest considerable money and energy, not on charitable causes, but on conservative political campaigns, such as restricting access to abortion and contraception and discriminating against LGBTQ people.
Catholics for Choice conducts original research on right-wing religious groups and individuals that use their funding and their platform to try to influence public policies, particularly around blocking access to reproductive health care. We seek to uncover the political agendas and legal strategies behind these groups posing as religious entities with charitable missions. Many of these organizations are funded by wealthy, conservative Catholic laypersons, so when we investigate, we also follow the money. We are always happy to share the information we find with others and are always interested in tips.