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Morgentaler, Dr. Henry
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An expression of surprise that the debate about abortion is still raging in Canada with "such passion and vigour." The clash of two opposing philosophies of life. How the abortion debate has made a positive contribution to the changing of public perceptions about the rights of women to self-determination, about what is responsible or irresponsible and what is moral or immoral. A discussion of some of the medical and legal aspects of the question. Seeking perspective. An exploration of the history of the legal skirmishes experienced by the speaker, and the history of his clinic. Remarks on Bill C-43, Canada's new abortion legislation. Approaching a new decade, century, and a new millenium with a dedication to the achievement of a just and compassionate society. Some concluding personal remarks about the speaker's own life choices and decisions.