Henry Morgentaler died at the age of 90 on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. He was a hero to Medical Students for Choice and to many of our students. His dedication to giving his patients’ excellent reproductive healthcare and his leadership in establishing abortion rights in the eyes of the law shaped reproductive healthcare in Canada.
Morgentaler remained steadfast in the face of threats and stigma and worked against restrictions to abortion access throughout his life, even when others took that access for granted.
This perseverance made reproductive health education more accessible around the world, and created a legacy that will live on in the work of the next generation of abortion providers and pro-choice physicians who follow in his footsteps.