Abortionist Henry Morgentaler's Order of Canada should be revoked to preserve the dignity of the now-tarnished award, an angry Calgary Roman Catholic Bishop Fred Henry said yesterday. ("Bishop wants honour stripped", Bill Kaufman, Sun Media)
ABORTIONIST DR. MORGENTALER SAYS HE'S HONOURED TO FINALLY RECEIVE THE ORDER OF CANADA... (front page headline, 24 Hours free daily, Sun Media)
"Order of Canada for abortionist" (headline, Peterborough Examiner)
NOT that it's technically incorrect. Dr. Henry Morgentaler, recent recipient of the Order of Canada, does perform abortions.
But that's not why he's being honoured, per se. It's not like he has the most abortions under his belt, so clearly he should get the award. It's because he fought for women's right to control their own reproductive health. Now, my stance on abortion has been seen by some (radical feminists) as conservative. But I don't think you have to share Morgentaler's cause to admire his courage or integrity.
Also, doesn't "abortionist" sound like some horrifying religion where one actually worships abortions?
So let's try "doctor" shall we, or perhaps even "pro-choice activist" as opposed to a fully loaded term used to denigrate, rather than describe.
 I'm pro-choice, however I think that women in equal relationships have an ethical (not legal) duty to inform the father, and that a father who is willing to raise the child should have a chance to make a case for not aborting--a fairly heretical idea to some.