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.
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.
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- 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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- The Morgentaler Clinic
- The Morgentaler Decision turns 20, National Review of Medicine, 2008-01-15 (accessed 2011-08-30)
- Abortion crusader deeply divides Canadian society (2009-01-14) CBC
- Abortion rights: significant moments in Canada's history (2009-05-21) CBC
- CBC Digital Archives – Dr. Henry Morgentaler: Fighting Canada's Abortion Laws
- Supreme Court of Canada, R v. Morgentaler (1988) (1 S.C.R. 30)
- CBC: Abortion law ruled unconstitutional (January 28, 1988)