Henry Morgentaler and the Issue of Abortion – 180Movie.com

Article Source from The Globe And Mail

In Canada, a woman can have an abortion without fear of prosecution or imprisonment – for the simple reason that there is no abortion law. For more than 20 years, that state of affairs has set us apart from the rest of the developed world. Canadian women enjoy the right to safe and legal abortions largely because Henry Morgentaler fought a long battle on their behalf.

For his trouble, the unflappable Dr. Morgentaler stood trial, languished in prison and received numerous death threats. What drove him to take such risks? “The realization that a terrible injustice was being done to women and the conviction that it was necessary to change the situation to provide help for those who needed it,” replies the retired physician via email.

Anyone who didn’t live through the 1960s and ’70s may find it hard to imagine the legal and moral strictures that once dictated abortion policy in this country. Dr. Morgentaler, 87, isn’t shy about taking credit for making Canadians realize that back-alley surgeries are hardly the hallmark of a civilized society.

“On the issue of abortion, I see myself as a leader,” he says. “The women of Canada, who lobbied relentlessly and supported me not only emotionally but also through campaigns and fundraising for my trials, deserve a lot of credit as well.”

Born and raised in Łódź, Poland, Dr. Morgentaler is a survivor who has suffered great injustice himself. After the invading Nazis killed his father, a member of Poland’s Jewish socialist party, he was imprisoned at Auschwitz and other concentration camps near the end of the Second World War. Dr. Morgentaler and his wife later immigrated to Montreal, where he earned his medical degree.

“My experience during the Holocaust showed me the depth of depravity that human beings can become involved in,” he says. “It made me, more than ever, conscious of the inherent evil that human beings can descend to, and that it is our duty not to ever allow this to happen.”

(Article Source) The Globe And Mail

Opening Thoughts: Henry Morgentaler is largely responsible for Canada’s lax laws with abortion, or should I say lack of abortion laws. In Canada a pregnant woman can go into an abortion clinic at any time in her pregnancy and end her baby’s life, even if the mother is overdue and showing signs of labor. As long as the baby has not yet been born she can still have the procedure and abort her child. I can’t imagine strolling down a sidewalk and seeing someone killing a living baby and just walking by, the very thought is down right horrific. Even if killing children was legal I would hope if someone witnessed such an attempt they would step in and save the child’s life.

Henry Morgentaler is a hypocrite to the core. He grew up in a Jewish family in Łódź, Poland, his mother was killed by the German Police, afterward he spent time in concentration camps for some years, when he was finally released he weighed 70 lbs at the age of 22.

Henry Morgentaler made the statement: “My experience during the Holocaust showed me the depth of depravity that human beings can become involved in,” he says. “It made me, more than ever, conscious of the inherent evil that human beings can descend to, and that it is our duty not to ever allow this to happen.”

Now let’s fast track 65 years….. Henry is responsible for the murder of countless babies who have been ripped from their mothers wombs through abortion, you don’t even have to be pro-life to see the hypocrisy in this mans actions. His quote again: “My experience during the Holocaust showed me the depth of depravity that human beings can become involved in” … I would suggest that delivering a 9 month baby from the mothers womb in a breached position, face down, then sticking a pair of scissors into the back of the skull up to the brain, inserting a suction tube and sucking out the brains, is not only extremely depraved but also sadistically barbaric. Maybe you’re like I was a few weeks ago and said “No, that doesn’t happen!” Yes, my friend it does, and it happens every single day in our beautiful FREE country. Please see abortion procedures

The second half of Henry’s quote on the Holocaust:   “It made me, more than ever, conscious of the inherent evil that human beings can descend to, and that it is our duty not to ever allow this to happen.” ….  Henry was right, all of humanity is greatly depraved and desperately wicked, without repentance toward God and placing our trust in Christ, he and the rest of humanity will perish for eternity.

What has startled me the most in recent weeks is seeing the apathy of the church over the subject of abortion (of which I too was guilty). We have become so cultured in this pampered age that we dare not say anything that offends anyone. Someone should have told that to Jesus, they crucified Him because He rebuked them for their actions, and John the Baptist was murdered because he confronted King Herod about immorality. Maybe that’s it, we would rather keep our mouths closed than suffer persecution. I refuse to be silent anymore about the issue of abortion.

The Parable of the Good Samaritan – Luke 10:25-37 ESV
[25] And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” [26] He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” [27] And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” [28] And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”
[29] But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” [30] Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. [31] Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. [32] So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. [33] But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. [34] He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. [35] And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ [36] Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” [37] He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”

Closing Thoughts: I wonder how long the CHURCH will pass on the other side of the road? Don’t get me wrong, I understand that CHRIST is our only hope and our only answer, but He should be the very reason that we defend the helpless. Let’s stop walking to the other side of the road when we see this issue arise. Let’s make a decision to defend the babies without a voice, the ones who cannot yet cry out for help!

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