Outcry against Canada’s top honour

Dear Editor;
It’s a national disgrace! Dr. Morgentaler received the ‘Order of Canada’, an award created by government to honor those who have made a difference in Canada – and make a difference he did. According to Stats Can, there are now roughly l00,000 abortions performed annually in Canada. Abortions can at this time be performed at all stages of pregnancy – even partial-birth abortions.

Dear Editor;

It’s a national disgrace! Dr. Morgentaler received the ‘Order of Canada’, an award created by government to honor those who have made a difference in Canada – and make a difference he did. According to Stats Can, there are now roughly l00,000 abortions performed annually in Canada. Abortions can at this time be performed at all stages of pregnancy – even partial-birth abortions.

Did our stalwart government members play a role? Originally Mortgentaler was charged with procuring illegal miscarriages and was first acquitted. However, a decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal reversed the decision and in 1988 the Supreme Court acquitted him of any offence.

We should not forget that life is sacred. Life begins at conception and one of the l0 commandments says, ‘Thou salt not kill.’ Such a tragedy could easily be prevented. Many families have been waiting in line for years for the privilege of adopting a baby.

Morgentaler should consider himself fortunate to receive the recognition he did. Heck, had there been a fore-runner who had previously succeeded in accomplishing the self-same goal, Morgentaler may not have been around for all the accolades.

Audrey Jensen,

Red Deer