Huge petition against Morgentaler’s award presented by young people to Governor General today

On Wednesday, April 29, at 9:30 am, an emissary to the Governor General of Canada, will meet a delegation of young people at the gate of Rideau Hall, who will present a petition of 18,222 Canadians who oppose the Governor General’s decision to award Henry Morgentaler the Order of Canada.

These young people, lead by David MacDonald, are marking the 40th year since the legalization of abortion and the resulting fallout on their generation of Canadians, 25% of whom have died in the womb. The delegation will include Frances Wilkenson, a woman who regrets her abortion, and Faytene Kryskow, director of 4 My Canada.

Former Broadway performer, David MacDonald, who is the father of an aborted child says “Henry Morgentaler’s appointment does not represent the Queen’s policy of non-intervention in internal Canadian politics, nor does it represent Canadians who are looking to the Governor General to unify the country.”

The petition was gathered by the Family Coalition Party of Ontario.

4MyCanada (Motivated Young People for a Strong Canada) is a movement of young people committed to educating young Canadians on how they can shape Canada in a positive way for generations to come and practically mobilizing them to do it.

Who:                     A delegation of 12 young people will meet an emissary to the Governor General, on behalf of 18,222 Canadians

What:                   The presentation of a Petition of 18,222 Canadians against the Mortgentaler appointment to the Order of Canada

When:                  Wednesday, April 29, 9:30 am

Where:                 Front gate of Rideau Hall, Sussex Dr., Ottawa

Why:                     These young people believe that their generation has been severely compromised by abortion and don’t think Henry Morgentaler should be honoured.

Contact:

David MacDonald

David’s accompanying letter to the GG

Tuesday, April 28, 2009  Governor General of CanadaHonourable Michaëlle JeanRideau Hall1 Sussex DriveOttawa, ON, K1A 0A1 Your Excellency 

I come with a delegation of 12 young people to present this petition of 18,222 Canadians who oppose the decision to award Henry Morgentaler the Order of Canada. In this 40th year since the legalization of abortion in Canada, we reflect on the 25% of our generation of who have died in the womb, most of whom were lost at a Morgentaler “clinic.” This is his legacy. Mr. Morgentaler has said that six months after conception a mother is not carrying a fetus but rather, “a baby.” Yet he fought to make it legal to take the life of that “baby” one day before she is born, which has resulted in hundreds of late term “babies” sent to the US for abortion, paid for by taxes, sanctioned by this law. This is also his legacy, and now it is yours. 

This award does not represent the Queen of England’s policy of non-intervention in internal Canadian politics, nor does it represent Canadians who are looking to the Governor General to unify their country. Rather, we believe it undermines the relevance of the Office of the Governor General. It has dampened our national pride. It will ultimately hurt women and increase the number of abortions.  As a person who helped pay for an abortion and watched my girlfriend, who was a medical doctor, deteriorate afterward, I am profoundly aware of abortion’s repercussions on both women and men. There has been no greater mistake in my life, and I believe there has been no greater mistake made by the office of the Governor General than to honour abortion this way.  This issue will not go away by handing honours to abortionists or by muting those who object. That is no way to appease the conscience.  

Sincerely, 

David MacDonald


The petition was gathered by the Family Party of Ontario. 

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