Friday, September 12, 2008
Abortion Provider's Receipt of Order of Canada Medal Continues to Ignite Controversy
Bloomberg: Montreal Archbishop Returns Medal After Abortion Doctor Honored, by Doug Alexander:
Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Montreal, is returning his Order of Canada medal because the award was also bestowed on abortion doctor Henry Morgentaler this year.
``This announcement generated a great deal of criticism on the part of those who do not share Dr. Morgentaler's views regarding the respect for human life,'' Turcotte said in a Canada NewsWire statement. ``I feel obliged in conscience to reaffirm my convictions regarding the respect for human life, from conception to death.''
See also this post on Morgentaler's receipt of the award.