Morgentaler has been at the centre of debate for more than 4 decades
-Dr. Henry Morgentaler was named to the Order of Canada in 2008.
He’s 85 years old and is Canada’s most visible pro-choice activist. And despite his age and the decades behind his struggle, he remains as passionately committed to his controversial cause — ensuring that all Canadian women have access to safe, legal abortions.
Dr. Henry Morgentaler's crusade can be traced back to the horrors of his early life, which he considers to be pivotal to his eventual career choices.
A Polish Jew, he survived the Auschwitz death camp (where he was tattooed with No. 95077). Both of his parents, however, died at the hands of the Nazis.
Morgentaler has pointed many times to what he saw as one of the root causes of Adolf Hitler’s death machine — unwanted children who were fighting back a
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