TORONTO, ON May 30, 2013 – The Catholic Civil Rights League comments on the death of Henry Morgentaler on May 29.

“As an organization supporting the protection of all human life from conception to natural death, we have always been opposed to Canada’s unrestricted access to legal abortion of which Henry Morgentaler, through his continued court challenges, was probably the biggest single influence,” said Joanne McGarry, League executive director. “Nevertheless, his death reminds us of the sanctity of all life. May God have mercy on his soul.”

The League supports education and advocacy efforts to restore respect for life.

About CCRL
Catholic Civil Rights League ( assists in creating conditions within which Catholic teachings can be better understood, cooperates with other organizations in defending civil rights in Canada, and opposes defamation and discrimination against Catholics on the basis of their beliefs. CCRL was founded in 1985 as an independent lay organization and has chapters across Canada. The Catholic Civil Rights League is a Canadian non-profit organization entirely supported by the generosity of its members.

For further information:
Joanne McGarry, Executive Director, 416-466-8244;