Dr. Henry Morgentaler died on Wednesday May 29, 2013, according to CBC news. The cause of his death is not publicly known, but it is assumed to be from natural causes. Dr. Morgentaler was born in 1923 and moved to Canada after surviving the Holocaust. He was 90 years old when he died.
Dr. Morgentaler is best known for his work fighting for Canadian reproductive rights. He has fought for the right to safe and legal abortions for all women in Canada. He is one of the main reasons that abortions have been removed from the criminal code. His hard work and devotion to women’s rights will cause him to never be forgotten.
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