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Henry Morgentaler

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Morgentaler with Jack Layton in August 2005

Heniek "Henry" Morgentaler, CM (March 19, 1923 – May 29, 2013), was a Polish-born Canadian physician and pro-choice activist who fought many legal battles about expanding abortion rights in Canada. When he was young during World War II, Morgentaler was imprisoned at the Łódź Ghetto and later at the Dachau concentration camp. He survived the Holocaust.

He was a humanist and received the Order of Canada in 2008.

Morgentaler was born on March 19, 1923 in Łódź, Poland. He was married to Chava Rosenfarb from 1945 until they divorced in 1975. Morgentaler died on May 29, 2013 in Toronto, Canada from a heart attack, aged 90.[1]

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  1. McFadden, Robert D. (May 29, 2013). "Henry Morgentaler, 90, Dies; Abortion Defender in Canada". New York Times. Retrieved May 30, 2013.

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