Morgentaler

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Is Morgentaler up for Order of Canada?

Rumours persist that abortion group is preparing application Interim Staff The Interim is attempting to substantiate reports that abortionist Dr. Henry Morgentaler has been nominated for the prestigious Order of Canada award. The Order of Canada is awarded by the Governor-General to salute significant achievement or service in international, national or local affairs. Past winners include G. Emmett Cardinal Carter, retired Montreal Canadien hockey star Jean Beliveau, Terry Fox and L’Arche community founder Jean Vanier. The Latin motto of the Order of Canada—desiderantes meliorem ... (Continue reading)

The curse of Morgentaler

Faithful readers will remember the horrendous problems that our family experienced when somebody stole our car about a year ago. Well this is like one of these Hollywood movies—just when you think the hero has escaped unscathed, he’s being attacked by the same villain again but much more violently! Our Honda’s electrical wiring failed miserably recently and left us riding around in the dark—no brake lights, no back lights, no dashboard lights and no gear box lights. I refer to it as ... (Continue reading)

Henry to John Paul: “Ease off on us abortionists”

Toronto abortionist’s letter to Pope and Bishops written off by pro-life leaders as publicity stunt Canadian pro-life leaders are portraying Henry Morgentaler’s recent letters to the Pope and Canadian Catholic bishops as a publicity stunt, and are supporting the bishop’s refusal to meet with the abortion crusader. Morgentaler called on the Pope to end what he sees as rhetoric which is endangering Canadian abortionists. At a press conference later in Toronto, he chastised the pontiff for an “obsessive pre-occupation with abortion” which ... (Continue reading)

The curse of Morgentaler

Faithful readers will remember the horrendous problems that our family experienced when somebody stole our car about a year ago. Well this is like one of these Hollywood movies—just when you think the hero has escaped unscathed, he’s being attacked by the same villain again but much more violently! Our Honda’s electrical wiring failed miserably recently and left us riding around in the dark—no brake lights, no back lights, no dashboard lights and no gear box lights. I refer to it ... (Continue reading)

Morgentaler’s out of Halifax

By Doreen Beagan The InterimOn Nov. 27, after 14 years, Henry Morgentaler unexpectedly closed his Halifax abortuary - and Ellen Chesal, a picketer and office secretary for Campaign Life Coalition Nova Scotia, was overjoyed. "Our prayers have finally been answered. No more babies will die on McCully Street," she exulted. Since October 1989, the abortuary was the scene of well over 4,000 abortions. At ... (Continue reading)

N.B. Court rejects bid to appeal abortion ruling

A legal battle between the province of New Brunswick and Henry Morgentaler ended on August 17 when the Supreme Court rejected a provincial application for an appeal hearing. The lengthy legal battle began in the summer of 1994 when Morgentaler opened an abortuary in Fredericton. The province reacted swiftly and firmly by denying Morgentaler his medical licence and by using a 1985 amendment to the New Brunswick’s Medical Act referring to abortions performed outside of hospital. In September, 1994, Court of Queen’s ... (Continue reading)

Morgentaler attacks Church

Henry Morgentaler delivered the opening address at the annual convention of the Humanist Association of Canada at the University of Guelph on June 23. He used the opportunity to blame the Catholic Church for Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler’s murder of millions of Jews. “Had the Church not persecuted Jews for centuries,” said Morgentaler, “Hitler could never have mastered the public support to perpetrate his Second World War Holocaust.” He referred to Catholicism as a “culture of death,” and called for the ... (Continue reading)

Last days of Island sanctuary?

On February 1, the PEI Supreme Court struck down the regulations by which the province pays only for those off-Island in-hospital abortions a screening board deems medically necessary – 4-10 women a year. Justice David Jenkins said the regulations seem designed to thwart access to a basic health service, impose unnecessary and artificial requirements on women seeking abortion, and are outside the scope of the province’s authority. Morgentaler claims his Halifax clinic alone does 120 abortions a year on Island women.  He ... (Continue reading)

Failed appeal opens doors of N.B. clinics

In a 2-1 decision, the New Brunswick Court of Appeal ruled January 23, that the province cannot prohibit Henry Morgentaler from operating a free standing abortion clinic. Chief Justice William Hoyt and Mr. Justice Lewis Auyles stated that the existing provincial legislation is not about professional standards and the quality of health care.  Rather it deals with conduct that comes under criminal law and is not within provincial jurisdiction. In his dissenting opinion, Mr. Justice Robert Rice wrote that the legislation aims ... (Continue reading)

CSIS informant may hold key to clinic bombing

What does Canada’s spy agency know about the Morgentaler fire and why aren’t they saying anything? Pro-lifers are demanding answers from the federal government in light of news reports linking the destruction of Henry Morgentaler’s abortion clinic with radical left-wing groups out to discredit the pro-life movement and force the government to take action against it. The Security Intelligence Review Committee, in a recently-released report to the Solicitor General of Canada, stated that a CSIS informer “thinks that the bombing was by ... (Continue reading)

Nova Scotia rescuers reject crown

It has been almost two years since the “Cross of Hope Mission” rescue occurred at the Morgentaler abortuary in Halifax. On October 21, 1992, nine pro-lifers were arrested for peacefully blocking the abortuary entrance. The nine were charged with public mischief and on February 25, 1994, were found guilty of that offence. However, in a bizarre twist of fate, Judge Albert Bremner, whose signature appeared on the judgment, was not in the courtroom. He was in the hospital recovering from an ... (Continue reading)

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