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Key dates in abortion rights activist Dr. Henry Morgentaler’s life and career


 

TORONTO – Abortion activist Dr. Henry Morgentaler has died at the age of 90. Here are a few key dates in his life and career.

— 1923: Henry Morgentaler is born in the Polish city of Lodz.

— 1939: Lodz is invaded by Nazi Germany. Morgentaler and his family are relocated to a Jewish ghetto.

— 1944: Morgentaler, his mother and brother are shipped to the Auschwitz concentration camp after the death of the family patriarch. Morgentaler and his brother are eventually moved to Dachau, where they remain until 1945.

— 1950: Morgentaler emigrates to Canada, settles in Montreal and begins his medical studies.

— 1955: Morgentaler establishes a family practice where he offers contraceptive services, but not abortions.

— 1967: Morgentaler enters the abortion debate as a federal committee considers changes to the abortion law.

— 1969: The federal government amends the law to make abortion legal under restricted conditions. Morgentaler opens his first abortion clinic in Montreal and argues the law is too restrictive.

— 1970: Morgentaler is arrested and charged with intent to procure an abortion.

— 1975: Morgentaler serves 10 months in jail after amassing numerous criminal charges and taking his case all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.

— 1983: Morgentaler opens clinics in Winnipeg and Toronto.

— 1988: Supreme Court strikes down Canada’s abortion law in case brought forward by Morgentaler.

—1992: Morgentaler’s Toronto abortion clinic is destroyed by firebomb. Morgentaler resumes practising abortions two days later at another location.

— 2005: Morgentaler receives honorary doctor of law degree from Western University in London, Ont.

— 2006: Morgentaler stops practising abortions after undergoing heart bypass surgery.

— 2008: Morgentaler is named to the Order of Canada amid backlash from pro-life activists. Some previous recipients return their awards in protest of Morgentaler’s honour.


 
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Key dates in abortion rights activist Dr. Henry Morgentaler’s life and career

  1. May he rest in peace. He was a human being. However, he assaulted women by making them believe that abortion right is a human right. Now when lots of Canadians praise Morgentaler for contributing to Canadian democracy by winning abortion for demand rights in Canada, I want to mention that abortion rights had been established by Nazi regime in countries occupied by Nazis not because Hitler wanted to offer freedom to women but because he wanted to eliminate people of these countries by killing the unborn. Abortion eliminated lots of female lives and I mean both mothers undertaking the abortion and the female unborn babies. This is not human right at all. Women need freedom, freedom of not being treated like sexual toys by men who support abortion because it makes their lives easier when they do not want to take responsibility for the child. And Morgentaler was not hero fighting for women’s rights, he was a misogynist who hated women because he married three times and had many extramarital affairs, he did not realize that abortion causes physical and emotional pain for women and eliminates lives of unborn women as well as men. He was just a clever businessman, abortion was a lucrative business for him.

  2. Women need freedom, freedom of not being treated like sexual toys by men
    who support abortion. It makes their lives easier when they do
    not want to take responsibility for the child. Nice to read the whole post and the biography of Dr. Henry Morgentale. At least we have some more knowledge about such a successful doctor

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