Dr. Henry Morgentaler, ‘Arch-Abortionist’ and Humanist: An Unbeliever’s Pro-choice Campaign in Quebec and Canada

  • Steven TomlinsEmail author
  • J. Gordon Melton
Part of the Palgrave Studies in New Religions and Alternative Spiritualities book series (PSNRAS)


For 50-year-old Dr. Henry Morgentaler, that August morning was just another day in his clinic. His medical career was highly controversial and in the national spotlight, but Morgentaler had long been convinced that abortion on demand was a necessity. He had already performed six abortions in his clinic, so for him it was a routine medical procedure in which he felt confident and well-versed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Public Governance InternationalOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor UniversityWacoUSA

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