Morgentaler's Abortion Legacy (CBC Sunday) 2008 01 27 SoS avi
20 years after Canada's abortion law was struck down, we sit down with the always-controversial Dr. Henry Morgentaler, best known for making abortions available to Canadian women.
We ask what drove him to put his own life on the line for this cause, and whether, after all this time, he feels his legacy is safe.
Throughout his life, Henry Morgentaler has been shrouded in controversy.
Morgentaler was born in Poland in 1923, he lived through Auschwitz, and survived the Holocaust. He came to Montreal, Canada at the end of World War II.
As a 'Humanist leader' he promoted the idea that people had a right to control their own sexuality and reproduction, without interference by the state.
Throughout his career he has faced several trials and was acquitted each time by a jury.
Morgentaler now operates six clinics in Canada providing care for women in need of abortions and contraceptive services.
Interviewed by Evan Solomon
http://www.cbc.ca/sunday/2008/01/012708_5.html, wmv available.
Mar 01, 2008, 11:28:50
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