About Us and What We Do
What is the Pro-Choice Action Network?
The Pro-Choice Action Network was formed in 1987 to secure safe, fully funded, high quality abortion services for women. (Formerly known as the BC Coalition for Abortion Clinics, our group changed its name in 1998.) Pro-CAN is the longest-established and largest pro-choice organization in BC. We have close working ties with the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC-CDAC), Canada's national pro-choice group.
Back in 1987, the labour movement, women's health groups, the United Church, student groups, health care professionals, and many other groups and individuals supported our initiative in opening Everywoman's Health Centre in November, 1988. At the time, it was illegal for free-standing clinics to offer abortion services.
Since our successful establishment of Everywoman's Health Centre, we have broadened our mandate. We lobby and advocate for:
The Pro-Choice Action Network seeks to accomplish its goals by continuing to build a broad-based political movement that undertakes political action and public education on the right to choice on abortion, and by establishing mutually productive relationships with clinics, hospitals, physicians, health care workers, women's groups, pro-choice groups, and other groups with whom we can work to further the right to choose.What Can YOU Do?
Join in public events - marches, rallies, conferences organized by the your local clinic or pro-choice group.
Pro-Choice Action Network
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