UPDATE 07/02 – Link to Barbara Kay’s column, perfectly articulating my position on abortion and Morgentaler, added at end of post.
Those who defend Canada’s eugenicist-in-chief, Henry Morgentaler, almost always begin with the title that suits him far better than Doctor – Holocaust Survivor. Just like media lefties relentlessly reminded us that unhinged socialist-pacifist agitator Cindy Sheehan was a Grieving Mother, the Holocaust Survivor title is intended to place Morgentaler on a supposedly unshakeable moral high ground, to inocculate him from criticism.
Surviving the Nazi death camps does not make you a good person, any more than dying in the firebombing of Dresden made you a bad Nazi.
I am in no way minimizing the experiences of a Polish Jew who experienced hell on earth in his youth. I am a Jew whose ancestors lost entire branches of the family tree to the Nazi death machine. But some survivors went on to start businesses, raise families, build societies, and become great philanthropists. Morgentaler chose to toss his Hipocratic Oath into the garbage and, through both activism and his own dastardly hands, ensured the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of children who, at the very least, could have been adopted out, with the chance to grow up and start businesses, raise families, build societies, and become great philanthropists.
We are a debased country thanks to Henry Morgentaler. My alma mater, the University of Western Ontario, is a debased institution thanks to the honourary degree granted to Morgentaler in 2005 (and I let them know about it with every bloody fund raising call). And the Order of Canada is now thoroughly disgraced.
I don’t hang around with radical leftists. But most of my friends and family are soft-liberal supporters of “choice”. And every single one will admit that they do not “like” abortion, nor would they ever want a loved one to resort to it. Yet Morgentaler and his ilk not only like abortion, they profit from it, they promote it, they cover up the associated health risks and effects on future fertility, and they elevate its macabre practice to a virtue. It takes a diseased mind to press a philosphy of death on a society, and those diseased minds have now been validated by our Governor-General and her panel of warped CBC elites.
Enjoy that award, Morgentaler. It will look great right up there next to your 1989 Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger award. Yes, that Margaret Sanger.