Feminist, pro-gay, anti-fascist, and for the separation between religion and politic, ProChoix is an network for reflection and action, dedicated
to issues as varied as abortion, women's rights, homosexuality, euthanasia,
illegal immigrants, and secularism. Why? Because to us these issues
are all part of the question of choice: the right to choose and to make
decisions about one's life.
We have chosen to be FOR : Secularism, Equality and Liberty.
We have chosen to be AGAINST : Fanatism, racism, Anti-abortionists ("pro-lifers"),
Anti-gay, anti-choice movements.
ProChoix is not just an activist group, it is a team of researchers
and journalists who want to be able to work freely on issues like abortion,
feminist, the right to choose, and the opponents of these movements. The
members of this team are dedicated to providing quality information about
the extreme right. Most of our information comes from long, exacting studies,
checked against our archives and our document center. To diffuse this
information, we have recently launched a publishing company and a website.
We edit texts which investigate or reflect on the question of choice:
notably a book on the Anti-PaCS movement in France and another on homophobia.
The Document Center
The document center started with 95 boxes of archives on "pro-life"
anti-abortion and anti-choice movements. Today, we can say
that we an exceptional collection of brochures, documents, publications,
files, and books on anti-abortion groups in France and Europe, on the
American religious right (and most American "pro-life" movements),
the Anti-PaCS movement in France, the so-called pro-family movements,
and the Catholic and Protestant extreme right. Additionally, we subscribe
to most religious and extreme right publications. Our center collects
most studies that appear in the mainstream press in France and in other
Since its creation in 1997, the ProChoix magazine quickly led to
the creation of many ProChoix groups in France: in Paris, Toulouse, Bordeaux,
Grenoble, Le Mans, Dijon, Lille, and Clermont-Ferrand. Thanks to these
groups, our studies are widely distributed, and help to sensitize the
public, as well as elected officials, to issues of choice. Like in the
U.S., the pro-choice movement in France has unified and mobilized in response
to the pro-life movement. We work with a number of French feminist, gay/lesbian,
anti-fascist and secular organizations.
Caroline Fourest and Fiammetta Venner, co-founders of ProChoix, are regularly
invited to speak on subjects such as the anti-abortion movement, the extreme
right, and the question of choice in general. Thanks to our research center,
we also have connections in Greece, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland. And
of course, we are in contact with pro-choice organizations in the U.S..
Recently, we joined Women Action, the "Women and Media" group
following the U.N. debates.
ProChoix is also an information service !
Need some information on the anti-choice group you're worried about? No
matter what country it's in, we'll try to help you find out more about
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