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The debate over M-312 has been moved to the fall, but when it comes back the AARC and other women’s rights groups are going to make sure it gets a not-so-warm reception.

The AARC has started a campaign, Crush Motion 312, to not only defeat the bill, but to send a strong message to anti-choice advocates that women’s rights are not up for debate.

M-312 is a private member’s motion introduced by Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth that, if passed, would strike a parliamentary committee to study changing the criminal code definition of the term “human beings”. This is a back-door attempt to allow the re-criminalization of abortion in Canada.

CUPE has a proud history of advocating for women’s rights in our workplaces and society.

We are encouraging CUPE divisions and locals to support the AARC’s campaign to help make the public aware of the importance of reproductive freedom to women’s empowerment and human rights.

Support the campaign!

  • Circulate and collect signatures on the M-312 petition
  • Write, telephone or meet with your Member of Parliament. Check out sample letters and a list of anti-choice MPs at Crush Motion 312
  • Write letters to local media, particularly in response to anti-choice letters, editorials or articles
  • Make connections with local Planned Parenthood offices, women’s organizations and other equality-seeking activists to engage them in joint actions
  • Work with grassroots activists to organize creative actions at MP offices, such as visits from Radical Handmaids.