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Opposition

Exposing the tactics and beliefs of those who oppose people's reproductive rights makes us stronger.
“The Knights want you to believe any questions about their agenda are an attack against Catholicism. But the truth is that they are diverting tax-free resources to advance an agenda—under the guise of religious freedom—that is completely out of touch with the majority of Catholics.”
Cynthia Romero

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.

The Long, Cruel History of the Anti-Abortion Crusade

From author John Irving.

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Report on the World Meeting of Families

Our notes from the 2015 meeting in Philadelphia that coincided with Pope Francis' first visit to the United States.

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Questions about Opposition

We've compiled these talking points to help inform Catholic conversations about the opposition.

Why do we monitor the opposition?
Are we opposed to the Catholic hierarchy?