When CBC ran its Greatest Canadian series a while back, I thought long and hard about all the people I admire and respect. I submitted Henry Morgentaler as my choice. He didn’t make a mark on the CBC contest. I guess his personal courage, persistence and social impact hasn’t registered with enough people.
Just 25 years ago, Canada’s Supreme Court decriminalized abortion, largely thanks to Henry Morgentaler. Torontoist notes the anniversary.