Sunday, October 12, 2008

Break the law of the land and get honoured

Henry Morgentaler, the Montreal doctor who defied Canada's abortion law in a struggle that led to the legalization of the procedure across the country, received the Order of Canada yesterday from Governor-General Michaƫlle Jean.The announcement in July that Morgentaler would receive Canada's highest award sparked protests and members of the order who oppose abortion returned their medals.
In my opinion he should not have got this award for breaking the law, even though abortion is now legal in Canada it was not then. Many in Canada hold this viewpoint but their wishes were over ruled.
Personally I am not in favour of abortion, but I do believe there are extenuating circumstances that would make it an available option for some women.

1 comment:

Tammy said...

I believe it's a very touchy topic and man giving him an award is going to cause a lot of up roar about it.