Catholics for Choice

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Catholics for Choice was founded in 1973 as Catholics for a Free Choice, "to serve as a voice for Catholics who believe that the Catholic tradition supports a woman’s moral and legal right to follow her conscience in matters of sexuality and reproductive health." Headquartered in Washington, DC, the group works with sister organizations throughout Latin America and maintains a presence in the European parliament and throughout Europe, working closely with Catholic and reproductive health colleagues there. Catholics for Choice is an ECOSOC-accredited NGO in the UN system and has participated in many UN conferences and forums. CFC has an annual budget of $3,000,000.[1]


Board of Directors


As at 2003, the following served on the board:[2]


As at 2011, the following served on the board:[3]



As at 2003, the following worked for the group:[2]


As at 2011, the following worked for the group:[4]

Conscience magazine

Catholics for Choice publishes a magazine entitled "Conscience." As at July 2012, the following were working for the magazine:[5][6]

Coalition for Liberty & Justice

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The Coalition for Liberty & Justice is "a broad alliance of faith-based, secular and other organizations that works to ensure that public policy protects the religious liberty of individuals of all faiths and no faith and to oppose public policies that impose one religious viewpoint on all." The coalition is co-convened by Catholics for Choice and the National Council of Jewish Women. Coalition member organizations include:[7]


2012 International AIDS Conference

Leaders of Catholics for Choice spoke at the following plenaries at the 2012 International AIDS Conference:[8]

  • The Politics of Condoms: Cock-ups, Controversies and Cucumbers, July 22


The following groups have made grants to the organization:[2]


  1. CFC: About Us (accessed on July 25, 2012)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Catholics for a Free Choice: Catholic Health Care State Reports: Massachusetts, Nov. 2003 (accessed on July 26, 2012)
  3. CFC: CFC Board of Directors - 2011 (accessed on July 25, 2012)
  4. CFC: Program Staff (accessed on July 25, 2012)
  5. CFC: Consience Masthead (accessed on July 25, 2012)
  6. Conscience Magazine, Vol. 32, No. 2, Nov. 2011
  7. CFC: Coalition for Liberty & Justice (accessed on July 26, 2012)
  8. Catholics for Choice at the International AIDS Conference (accessed on July 20, 2012)