OTTAWA, July 9 /CNW/ - "Revoke the award, absolutely no question - but it
is not enough," said spokesperson Angelina Steenstra.
Today, in front of the Governor General's residence, hundreds of people
gathered to protest the Order of Canada award to Henry Morgentaler, and the
conflictive interest with the revocation process.
Steenstra, speaking on behalf of Campaign Life Coalition, and as
co-founder of "Silent No More", a post-abortion outreach, stated that, "...
the very advisory council that recommended Henry Morgentaler receive the
award, also evaluates requests for its revocation. That is unacceptable; this
obvious conflict of interest must change," said Steenstra.
She added that giving the highest Canadian award to an individual who,
for 40 years, has earned his living - not by saving babies, but by aborting
them - causes national division. "Henry Morgentaler has not consoled the
thousands of Canadian mothers and fathers who are still suffering... and he is
She insisted that if the Governor General does not appoint an independent
council to handle the revocation process, then the Prime Minister and members
of parliament must ensure that a change take place. Steenstra argued, "Without
this change, the same division could arise again next year."
"Abortion is always divisive, it tears the mother and father from the
child and, it tears the fabric of our nation," said Steenstra.
For further information:
For further information: Campaign Life Coalition - Toronto: (416)
204-9749; Campaign Life Coalition - Ottawa: (613) 729-0379