HENRY MORGENTALER: ATHEIST HERO
OR ENEMY OF HUMANITY?
Most people around the
world do not know who Henry Morgentaler is. In Canada Henry Morgentaler is a
well known atheist-abortionist. Pro- abortion groups worldwide applaud him as one of their heroes; Pro-life groups see him as a callous killer
of countless human lives. Recently Morgentaler was chosen to be awarded "The
Order of Canada," for being a heroic defender of the rights of women. Is this man truly a
hero, or is he an enemy of humanity?
Henry Morgentaler has gone
from being a law-breaker, for stubbornly performing illegal abortions, to
becoming a Canadian luminary. He has just been chosen to be awarded the prestigious and
coveted, "Order of Canada,"
the highest civilian award any Canadian can receive. The reason? Having helped to
bring about the liberalization of Canadian abortion laws.
The decision rendered by
the Governor General and a group of appointees was, reportedly, not
unanimous, and the present Conservative leadership opposes it. Yet, unless
the award is revoked, Morgentaler has achieved Canadian stardom for having
helped make abortion legal in Canada and for having helped to prevent the lives of
countless human beings in his lucrative abortion clinics and in hospitals
and clinics around Canada.
Who is this man who was critical in
bringing about such a heinous state of affairs in what used to be a
conservative Christian nation?
is shockingly a Jewish holocaust survivor; but he is no longer a religious
Jew. He is, in fact, one of the most committed militant atheists in the
world. He was declared Humanist of the Year in 1975 by the atheist,
American Humanist Association, and he
is an active member of
the Council for Secular Humanism, another atheist association. He actively
promotes atheism in Canada.
Morgentaler, like so many other atheists, is quick to defend his views with
pseudo-logical rationalizations that are nothing short of blatantly absurd. Yet, many
continue to see him as a very intelligent, rational and humane individual.
It is the view of this author that, though he may be academically
intelligent, he is far from being rational and humane.
Let’s look at some glaring evidence of
this sad reality, as described in the newspaper article below.
2005, Morgentaler was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law Degree by the
University of Western Ontario. During the ceremony, he gave a very revealing
and shocking speech that should have led to an immediate revocation of the
award, but unfortunately it did not. During his speech he said the
fighting for reproductive freedom, and making it possible,
I have made a contribution to a
safer and more caring society
where people have a greater
opportunity to realize their full potential,"
"Well-loved children grow into adults who do not build concentration camps,
do not rape and do not murder,"
claimed that violent crime has decreased since 1991, a trend he attributed
to more abortion procedures being made available.”
most important factor is that there are fewer unwanted children, fewer
children likely to be abused, brutalized or neglected ...(Author’s emphasis)
children so victimized they may grow up
for a thirst for vengeance which seeks an outlet in violence,"(1)
Upon close scrutiny, Morgentaler’s words
become not only shocking, but terrifying in their ramifications.
He, first of
all, “humbly” presents himself as the “saviour” of Canada. According to him,
He is the one who has made Canada a “safer and more caring” society. Violent
crime, he informs us, has dropped because of an increase in abortions;
and this is due, according to him, to his efforts. (Incidentally, it
was just announced that, though there was a "slight" decrease in violent
crime for the past three years, probably due to tougher sentences
implemented by the Conservative Party of Canada, "Violent
youth crime ...has been increasing steadily over
the last two decades, said Statistics Canada, and the rate in 2007 was
'more than double that reported in the mid-1980s.'"(2)
How will Morgentaler justify this trend?)
One of the points that stands out in his speech is the ‘typical” militant
atheist arrogance. He, and those like him, dare to take the place of God by
deciding what is right and what is wrong. He gives value and worth to human
life, only if they are “well loved,” and if “they can realize their full
potential.” How many humans were treated "ideally" by their parents? How many were “harshly” abused? Did they all become
criminals worthy of death, because they were abused? Are humans who were hurt
psychologically because of poor parenting undeserving of life? Are the poor
children of the world who will not realize their full potential worthy of
death? “Yes” says the all-wise Henry Morgentaler; and that to benefit them
For those who have eyes to see, in the above speech, Morgentaler confessed
supporting the death penalty in advance, and without any proven
guilt, and did so with a brutally cold and emotionally detached attitude. He
insolently dares to judge the unborn, without a court case, without
defending lawyers, without witnesses and jury, and alone declares countless
many guilty. In his extreme egomania, He is supreme, all-knowing,
all-powerful and ruler over life: He is god.
Yet, this kind of glaringly distorted
thinking has just received the highest award in Canada. Thankfully, it was
the decision of a few who are clearly just as irrational as he is.
Refreshingly, many appalled Canadians see the absurdity of it all and are
strongly opposed to the decision. We totally join in their disgust and
applaud their efforts to attempt a revocation of the award.
Crime Rate in 2007:
StatsCan ." <http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080717/national/cda_crime_rate_1>
(18 July, 2008).
decision, which is to be announced in time for Canada Day, is clearly not
driven by popular demand. For example, an online poll by the Globe and
Mail, with over 300,000 respondents, went 92% to 8% against giving
the award to Morgentaler."
others argue that the real injustice is that Canada, thanks in large part to
Morgentaler and his disciples, has no law at all against cutting up babies
in the womb — indeed it is the only “civilized” country without such a law."
"I can tell
you that I myself am pondering this last question very seriously. Henry
Morgentaler’s Canada is not my Canada. I’m with the late Louis-Philippe de
Grandpré, sometime justice of the Supreme Court of Canada: “Abortion at any
stage of pregnancy is murder, and any attack against the fetus is a crime.
To kill a fetus is murder.”
Douglas Farrow: "Henry Morgentaler’s Canada is not my Canada."
National Post Newspaper. <http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2008/06/29/douglas-farrow-quot-henry-morgentaler-s-canada-is-not-my-canada-quot.aspx>
(9 July, 2008).
"I am thankful that I was not in the same room as
recently awarded the Order of Canada,
until several years after I was safely delivered from my mother's womb.
After all, when you get right down to it (and it doesn't take much time or
Dr. Morgentaler seems
to have one driving obsession in life: to end the lives of others,
specifically, those most in need of protection-- babies in the womb."
and his "arguments" fit well with the so-called "new atheists," whose
polemics are not, as many have noted, new at all; they are more like the
corrupted, disfigured offspring of the popular atheism of the early 20th
like Hitler and Stalin killed millions of innocent people, we must do all we
can to kill potential Hitlers and Stalins before they are born or have
committed any acts whatsoever. The deeper problem, however, is that
Morgentaler's view of humanity is not just mechanistic, but fatalist. There
are plenty of people raised in loving homes who end up committing horrible
crimes, just as there are many people raised in abusive homes who overcome
their upbringing and are loving, non-violent people. Trying to play God in
such a way results in actions that are godless and Hitler-like: killing
innocent people based on a "logical" belief that is, in reality, based in an
irrational "us vs. them" mentality. Hitler believed that Jews (and
Christians) were ruining the world, so he set out to destroy them.
Morgentaler believes that children born into certain homes will ruin
society, so he seeks to destroy them."
Olson, Carl E.
"What I Learned From Henry Morgentaler."
Ignatius Insight Web Site. <http://www.ignatiusinsight.com/features2008/colson_morgentaler_july08.asp>
(9 July, 2008).