I could not believe my eyes when I read that Henry Morgentaler was awarded the Order of Canada today. Thankfully Canada Day is almost over so it wasn’t completely ruined for me. I cannot think of very many people who deserve this “honour” less than him. Here’s the intent of the Order of Canada:
The Order of Canada is the centrepiece of Canada’s honours system and recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country. The Order of Canada’s motto is DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (They desire a better country).
There is no question he has made difference in this country but I do not think that killing untold thousands of unborn people qualifies as enriching the lives of others. I do not think the country is better off for his presence either. Of course our supreme court and federal government have to take some of the blame for not implementing any type of abortion law for twenty years now.