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Welcome to the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada

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.

ARCC is Canada’s “voice for choice.” Check out our Vision and Mandate for more about what we stand for and what we do.

Our diverse coalition consists of pro-choice groups and individuals across Canada working to represent all Canadian women.


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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 - Letter 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.

February 2016: 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.

December 15, 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

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