A statement on awarding the Order of Canada to Dr. Henry Morgentaler from Rev. Dr. Ralph Mayan, president of Lutheran Church–Canada
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
"Awarding the Order of Canada to Dr. Henry Morgentaler whose actions in the name of 'health' and 'choice' are responsible for the slaughter of more than 100,000 unborn children each year is an insult to Canada and all who respect the sanctity of life.
"It is a sad irony that the Order of Canada was presented to Senator Romeo D'Allaire for his noble work in preventing the deaths of some 20,000 people in Rwanda amidst a genocide of more than a million, yet the one whose life's work has resulted in deaths of hundreds of thousands of unborn children is given the same recognition.
"We believe all life is a gift from God and as a country our citizens should recognize and celebrate those whose exemplary efforts reflect the value of life for Canadians and peoples of the world."