Challenge of city’s abortion ads decision could have ‘ripple effect’ says abortion rights group

Three national organizations have been granted 'friends of the court' status for an upcoming court challenge

Apr 19, 2021
By: Richard Vivian, Guelph Today

Three national organizations have been granted “friends of the court” status for an upcoming court challenge of the city’s decision to pull three anti-abortion advertisements from buses in 2019 and 2020.

“We think this is an important case because, I think, Canadians have the right to be protected from false advertising, which is really what this case revolves around and whether cities have the right to refuse such advertising or whether they’d be compelled to subject the public to false and demeaning advertising,” said Joyce Arthur, executive director of the Vancouver-based Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC).

Continued: https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/challenge-of-citys-abortion-ads-decision-could-have-ripple-effect-says-abortion-rights-group-3641812


Canada – Anti-abortion group defends their ads on transit buses, despite outrage

Anti-abortion group defends their ads on transit buses, despite outrage

Spencer Turcotte, CTV Kitchener
Published Monday, November 11, 2019

GUELPH -- An anti-abortion group in Guelph says they're defending their right to freedom of speech with their advertisements on transit buses as others in the community are calling for them to be removed.

Guelph & Area Right to Life says there are only five images, but they have been duplicated for display on the back of 10 different buses.

Continued: https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/anti-abortion-group-defends-their-ads-on-transit-buses-despite-outrage-1.4680627


Canada – ‘Completely cross the line’: Anti-abortion ads on buses taken down

‘Completely cross the line’: Anti-abortion ads on buses taken down
Controversial anti-abortion ad removed from buses

Chase Banger, CTV Kitchener
Published Thursday, April 4, 2019

A local sexual health centre is condemning anti-abortion advertisements on GRT buses, calling them “wholly inaccurate.”

The advertisements state abortion is linked to suicide, substance abuse, breast cancer, depression and infertility.

They direct people to KW Right to Life, an anti-abortion organization based in Kitchener.

Continued: https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/completely-cross-the-line-anti-abortion-ads-on-buses-taken-down-1.4366142