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Morgentaler: a lightning rod for controversy

In 1969 Dr. Henry Morgentaler emerged as one of Canada's most controversial figures when he broke the law and opened the country's first abortion clinic. Over the next two decades, the Montreal doctor would be heralded as a hero by some and called a murderer by others as he fought to change Canada's abortion laws.

 Dr. Henry Morgentaler faces his critics, including anti-abortion activist Joe Borowski.

Medium: Television
Program: The Journal
Broadcast Date: Feb. 22, 1983
Guest(s): Joe Borowski, Tom Cherrington, Henry Morgentaler, Bernard Nathanson, Francine Plouffe
Reporter: Ann Medina
Duration: 14:05

Last updated: November 29, 2012

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