HALIFAX, November 28, 2003 ( – Abortionist Henry Morgentaler’s abortuary in Halifax closed yesterday to the joy of the pro-life group Campaign Life Coalition Nova Scotia whose members have faithfully picketed in front of the clinic every day it was open for the last fourteen years.  While Morgentaler’s staff now claim the closing is due to abortion being available at the local Victoria General hospital, the hospital was already doing abortions in 1999 when Morgentaler admitted that his Nova Scotia operations were not turning a profit.  In a press release, Campaign Life Nova Scotia welcomed the news that Morgentaler decided to close his Halifax abortuary.  “This action is the answer to the prayers of many pro-life supporters who would like to see an end to this practice.  This event should give encouragement to our New Brunswick neighbors to intensify their efforts to promote the sanctity of human life,” said the provincial CLC leader Herm Wills.  Campaign Life Coalition’s Ellen Chesal told LifeSite that Morgentaler’s abortion business has been slowing down for some time, with the center opening only one day a week in recent years.  Chesal said that she has attended countless pickets in front of the center and all of the ones for the first ten years of the abortuary’s activities. She said many pro-lifers have contributed to the picketing effort over the years.  A few of protesting at the abortuary until yesterday have been picketing since the beginning.  A faithful core of picketers for the past few years include: William J. Johnston, Marie Irving, Jan Clarke, Corrine Ware, Milton Ford, Tom Jardin, and Fr. Joe Hattie.  See the CTV coverage of the closing:


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