One day before the 2022 March for Life in Washington, D.C., Catholics For Choice, a radical pro-abortion group, proudly projected “Pro-Choice Catholics You Are Not Alone” and “1 in 4 Abortion Patients is Catholic” messages onto the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
The left-wing funded group, which has not been Catholic for decades, defended the sacrilegious act by claiming that 68 percent of Catholics “want Roe v. Wade to remain the law of the land.”
CFC’s LGBTQ president, along with other members of the progressive staff, happily amplified the stunt on Twitter. Although many of the CFC staff are openly at odds with Catholic doctrine about contraception, marriage, and gender, the group still claimed to represent a “majority” of Catholics.
CFC masquerades as a religious group that cares about the health and well-being of women but the organization is just another front for left-wingers that want to fund activism that encourages killing babies in the womb.
The CFC claims to be a “nonprofit organization that lifts up the voices of the majority of Catholics who believe in reproductive freedom,” but the group is actually a front for pro-abortion leftists to push their radical baby-killing agenda under the guise of religion. For decades, the CFC and its pronoun-happy staff have relied on donations from openly left-wing donors to fund their long history of pro-abortion lobbying in the nation’s capital and around the world.
For more than a decade, leftist billionaire Warren Buffett, a self-described agnostic who was raised Presbyterian, has propped up the CFC and its activism by funneling the organization tens of millions of dollars from his foundations. In 2019 alone, Buffett’s Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation gave more than $1,492,000 to Catholics for Choice in the name of promoting abortion-on-demand policies.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a mega-funder for multiple far-left causes and anti-Trumpers posing as Republicans, has also poured millions into CFC in recent years. The Ford Foundation, which maintains sketchy financial ties to communists and terrorist sympathizers, and the Huber Foundation, which is known for giving to radical abortion organizations, have also donated millions to CFC’s cause.
The CFC uses this money that it receives from non-Catholic or Catholic doctrine-denying donors to join forces with other radical pro-abortionists in the United States and even fund advocacy and teachings that encourage killing unborn babies overseas.
CFC was founded in Washington D.C. under the name “Catholics for a Free Choice.” At the time, the nonprofit bragged it was designed “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.”
Despite CFC’s insistence that its radical pro-abortion views line up with modern religious feelings, the Catholic Church officially opposes abortion and teaches that life must be protected starting at conception. According to The Catechism of the Catholic Church, Catholics have officially “affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion” since the first century.
“This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law,” the catechism states.
The pope also has said that abortion, which the CFC touts as “protecting women,” is “murder.”
Additionally, despite the church’s firm position against LGBTQ acts, most of CFC’s current staff are openly gay, actively allied with LGBTQ activism, or have pronouns in their staff bios.
As a result of the CFC’s immoral teachings, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, then called the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, excommunicated the CFC in 1993 and said the group was not “an authentic Catholic organization.”
“It attracts public attention by its denunciations of basic principles of Catholic morality and teaching — denunciations given enhanced visibility by media outlets that portray CFFC as a reputable voice of Catholic dissent,” the NCCB wrote in a statement.
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Archdiocese of Mexico also censured the organization and noted that the CFC’s primary mission is antithetical to Catholic teaching.
In addition to losing its official status as a Catholic organization in the 1990s, CFC has also earned the wrath of several high-ranking Catholic officials over the years who don’t take the nonprofit’s endorsement of the immoral act of abortion lightly.
During the 2022 March for Life, Cardinal Wilton Gregory, the archbishop of Washington D.C., compared CFC to Judas Iscariot, the disgraced disciple who betrayed Jesus. After the CFC displayed pro-abortion messages on the National Basilica ahead of the March for Life, Gregory said the group excommunicated themselves by supporting baby-killing in the womb.
“The true voice of the Church was only to be found within The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception last evening. There, people prayed and offered the Eucharist asking God to restore a true reverence for all human life,” Gregory wrote.
“Those whose antics projected words on the church building demonstrated by those pranks that they really are external to the Church and they did so at night – John 13:30,” he added.
Archbishop Salvatore Cordilene, head of the Archdiocese of San Franciso, also condemned CFC’s “attempted desecration,” and called it “diabolical.”
While the CFC has failed to gain the approval of the Catholic church, it has earned high praise from abortion activists and baby-killing organizations such as Planned Parenthood, which boosted the CFC’s early efforts to advertise and promote abortion.