On the Issues

ARCC’s Position Papers set out our official positions and provide background information on a wide range of issues related to reproductive rights and healthcare in Canada.

Choose from a category (at right) to view a list of position papers complete with brief summaries or choose from the full list below.

Abortion Access and Funding

#1 - Abortion Is a "Medically Required" Service and Cannot be Delisted

#2 - Abortion Clinics Must be Fully Funded under the Canada Health Act

#3 - Clinic Funding - Overview of Political Situation  

#4 - Abortion and Reciprocal Billing 

#5 - The Canadian Abortion Provider Shortage - Now and Tomorrow

#6 - Training of Abortion Providers / Medical Students for Choice

#7 - Access to Abortion in Rural and Remote Areas

#8 - Problems with Hospital Access to Abortion

#9 - Hospitals vs Clinics: Comparisons of Abortion Care


About Abortion

#15 - How to Get an Abortion in Canada

#16 - List of Abortion Clinics in Canada

#17 - Pregnancy Options and Abortion Counselling

#18 - Abortion Methods: An Overview

#19 - All About Your Abortion (From Appointment to Recovery)

#20 - After Your Abortion (Aftercare, Side-effects)

#22 - Late-term Abortions (after 20 weeks)

#23 - "Partial-birth" abortion 

#24 - Sex-selection Abortions

#25 - Abortions for Genetic Reasons / Fetal Abnormalities

#26 - Why Do Women Have Abortions?

#27 - Unwanted Pregnancy / Economics of Unintended Pregnancy

#28 - Medication Abortions

Contraception/Sex Ed/Adoption

#35 - Emergency Contraception

#36 - Contraceptive Methods

#37 - Contraceptive Use

#38 - New Reproductive Technologies / Assisted Reproduction Legislation

#39 - Sex Education in Canada

#40 - Adoption Information and Referrals

#41 - Adoption: Why Few Pregnant Women Choose Adoption

#42 - Sex-Education: A Useful Tool to Help Prevent Sexual Assault?


Abortion Politics

#50 - Abortion and the Conservative Party

#51 - Free Votes, Private Members' Bills, and Abortion

#52 - Statistics and Demographics on Abortion

#53 - Abortion and Opinion Polls 

#54 - Abortion Law and Policy: U.S./Canadian Comparisons

#56 - Fetal Insurance Law (Alberta BC)

#57 - The Case Against a "Fetal Homicide" Law

#58 - The Injustice and Harms of Parental Consent Laws for Abortion


Abortion History and Law

#60 - History of Abortion in Canada

#61 - Abortion Court Decisions and Laws in Canada 

#62 - Dr. Henry Morgentaler
(goes to separate ARCC website)

#63 - Fetal Rights in Canada

#65 - Abortion Is a Charter Right


Countering Anti-Choice Misinformation and Harassment

#70 - Abortion and Breast Cancer

#71 - Abortion and the Hippocratic Oath

#72 - Analyzing the Genocide Awareness Project (and use of graphic imagery by anti-choice groups)

#73 - Anti-choice Violence and Harassment

#74 - Safe Access Zones

#75 - Anti-abortion “Counseling” Agencies   

#76 - Anti-choice Research on “Dangers” of Abortion

#77 - Psychological After-Effects of Abortion

#78 - Fetal Pain

#80 - Why Anti-choice Groups Should Not Have Charitable Tax Status

#81 - Terms in the Abortion Debate: Pro-choice vs. Pro-life

#82 - Anti-Choice “Crisis Pregnancy Centres” Should Not Be Charities
 
#83 - "Crisis Pregnancy Centres” and Sonography: Their non-medical use of ultrasound requires regulation

#84 - Cities Should Not Approve Anti-Choice Messaging

Ethics, Philosophy, Religion

#90 – What Does Being Pro-Choice Really Mean? (pro-choice for dummies)

#91 – Abortion as a Healthy and Positive Moral Choice

#92 – The Catholic Church and Abortion

#93 – Religion and Abortion

#94 – The Bible and Abortion 

#95 - The Refusal to Provide Health Care in Canada:

A Look at “Conscientious Objection” Policies in Canadian Health Care



Reproductive Justice

#100 - Why ARCC Supports Reproductive Justice.

#101 - Transgender Inclusivity 

#102 - Sex Workers' Rights Are Human Rights

#103 - The Case for Universal Childcare in Canada



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