FREDERICTON, December 13, 2002 ( – Henry Morgentaler, Canada’s top abortion crusader, invited Peter Ryan, the executive director of New Brunswick Right to Life and president of Campaign Life Coalition New Brunswick, for a tour and a polite chat inside the Fredericton abortuary on October 23. The encounter is reported in the December 2002 edition of The Interim newspaper, but as Ryan points out, it is doubtful that the exchange led to any change in Morgentaler’s thinking.  Contacted by a reporter this week, Morgentaler said of Ryan, “He tried to convince me that a 12-week foetus is a baby. … I want to say this: Look, women do not kill babies, they want to prevent the embryo that is developing inside them from *becoming* a baby. We should trust women to make that decision.”  To read the Interim’s account of the meeting see:


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