About ARC

The Abortion Rights Campaign

The Abortion Rights Campaign is a movement for choice and change in Ireland. We aim to promote broad national support for a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution by the Irish Parliament; to push for the introduction of extensive abortion legislation by the Northern Ireland Assembly; and to ensure the health and rights of women in pregnancy are protected in line with international human rights standards.

We believe women can be trusted to choose for themselves. So do the majority of people in Ireland.

However, in Ireland and Northern Ireland, there are many barriers to women’s full reproductive rights.

If we work together, we can dismantle these barriers so that women and their families can make their own decisions, for themselves.

The Aims of the Abortion Rights Campaign

To educate the public and policy makers about the need to give immediate effect to the X & C judgments: i.e. Legislation in which abortion can be performed to save the life of the woman, including where there is a risk of suicide.

To lift the stigma and silence surrounding abortion and women’s reproductive healthcare choices through educational programmes and awareness raising projects and by facilitating people to share their abortion experiences in supportive and empowering environments.

To promote broad national support for a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution by Dáil Éireann; to push for the introduction of extensive abortion legislation by the Northern Ireland Assembly; and to ensure the health of women in pregnancy is protected in line with international human rights standards

To educate the public and policy makers about the need for access to free, safe and legal abortion options in Ireland for all who need it, regardless of citizenship or financial capacity, in line with provision of other basic healthcare options

To mobilise support nationally from a diverse range of groups, organisations, trades unions, communities and individuals for the right to choose in pregnancy.

To promote the provision of relevant up-to-date information to support evidence-based policy-making and to challenge anti-choice rhetoric that threatens reproductive freedom.

 

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