The Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC) is the only
nation-wide political pro-choice group devoted to ensuring
abortion rights and access for women. We formed in October
2005 to carry out political and educational work to support
reproductive rights and health.
Our diverse coalition consists of pro-choice groups and
individuals across Canada working to represent all Canadian
April 24, 2016 - Send a letter to your Member of Parliament asking them to oppose Bill C-225 - Here's a sample letter you can use or adapt, or write your own.
April 23, 2016 -
Are Anti-Choice Crisis Pregnancy
Centres Targeting Female Students on
Ontario University Campuses? -
by Sara Tilley (2013 student research
paper, University of Toronto). A study of
CPC outreach and influence on university
campuses in southern Ontario, with
recommendations to regulate CPCs to
protect public health.
March 8, 2016
to City of Peterborough - "CCBR ad
contravenes the Charter's Section 15,
AND the Canadian Advertising Code" - Letter sent to City
of Peterborough via email on Feb 25,
asking City to rescind its approval of
offensive anti-choice ads on buses.
March 4, 2016 - ARCC Cannot Support Bill C-225 - A new Private Member's bill would make it a separate offence to injure or kill a fetus during a crime against a pregnant woman. This would in effect give a fetus some legal rights and thereby threaten women's rights and abortion rights. Here's our main position statement, and a comparison of Bill C-225 with previous Bill C-484.
Proof that no
country needs abortion laws - a PowerPoint
presentation (in PDF) about Canada's positive experience
with no abortion law. All countries should repeal their
abortion laws as they are completely unnecessary.
2015 - ARCC is pleased to announce our revised Vision and Mission and our
expanded Mandate to support Reproductive
Justice. We have also published new papers on Transgender
Inclusivity, and Sex
Workers' Rights Are Human Rights.
Updated April 23, 2016