OTTAWA, November 27, 2002 ( – Yesterday, pro-life Members of Parliament, representing all major political parties, sent an open letter to Canada’s foremost abortionist.  Signed by Liberal MP Tom Wappel, Progressive Conservative MP Elsie Wayne and Canadian Alliance MP Maurice Vellacott, the text of the letter follows:  Earlier this month, Canadian abortionist Henry Morgentaler accused Manitoba Health Minister Dave Chomiak of allowing his religious views to dictate his refusal to negotiate with Morgentaler to improve access to abortion in the province. Morgentaler seems to be completely out of touch with modern scientific and medical research and, hence, blames any opposition to abortion on religion – something that he, an acknowledged Humanist, scorns.  Morgentaler has been pushing the Manitoba government to take over his Winnipeg abortuary so that the full cost of abortions performed at the abortuary will be covered by taxpayer dollars. Thus far no agreement has been made with Chomiak who is charging that Morgentaler is to blame for the lack of progress on the case.  Also this month, Morgentaler told the media that he would not open up another abortuary in New Brunswick because the one in Fredericton is already a money-losing venture. The question was put to him following a report that one of the main abortion-performing hospitals in New Brunswick will cease to offer the procedure at the end of the year.  One is left to wonder why the infamous abortionist is so passionate about the rights of women when soliciting the use of taxpayer funds to pay for abortions, but treats his crusade with less fervour when public funds are not available.  Due to the prevalence of abortion in the United States, ample evidence has been collected to demonstrate there that the rhetoric of the rights of women is simply a cover for the real issue behind abortion rights – the financially lucrative nature of the industry. In light of his recent comments, thoughtful people should be asking Morgentaler what his real motivation is. Morgentaler’s annual revenue based on abortion statistics and the average cost of an abortion, has recently been estimated at $11 million by Respect de la Vie Outaouais. Will Morgentaler open his books to show Canadians what his net profit is each year? He owes this openness to Canadian taxpayers since our governments continue to funnel our tax money into his abortuaries to pay for the abortions performed in them.  Finally, what is wrong with being a religious person, whether in private or public life? After all, if you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything.

See Nov. 2002 Interim:  Morgentaler’s lunge for more money attacked


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