Today, NAF member Dr. Henry Morgentaler received the Order of Canada at a ceremony in Quebec City. We are extremely proud of Dr. Morgentaler and congratulate him on this great honor.
Dr. Morgentaler exemplifies the ideals and principles of the Order of Canada with his lifetime commitment to women’s reproductive freedom. In advance of today’s ceremony, the Governor General’s office hailed him for not hesitating to “put himself at risk in his determined drive to increase health care options for Canadian women.” Canadians owe him a tremendous debt of gratitude for standing up for women’s lives and health at great personal sacrifice and risk.
Throughout his career, Dr. Morgentaler has received numerous awards, including an honourary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario and a scholarship named in his honour by the Canadian Federation of Sexual Health. The National Abortion Federation (NAF), the professional association of abortion providers in Canada and United States, has awarded Dr. Morgentaler its highest honour, the Christopher Tietze Humanitarian Award, as well as a special award designating him a National Treasure.