Canada's most notorious abortionist, Dr Henry Morgentaler, has been awarded the Order of Canada. This is a national disgrace of the first magnitude. David Ahenakew was rightly stripped of his Order of Canada for uttering vile anti-Semitic remarks, but he hasn't killed anyone. Morgentaler has killed many thousands of unborn children and is proud of having done so.
In a strong and timely response, Archbishop Collins has declared that the award must be revoked. He has asked that all parishes include this prayer in this coming Sunday's Prayer of the Faithful:
That the scourge of abortion be lifted from our land, that those who promote it may be brought to a change of heart, that all who are tempted to abortion may be lovingly helped to protect the precious gift of life, and that all who have experienced an abortion may be comforted with the healing gift of love.
I wrote to the Governor General before the story was confirmed. Protests must continue until the award is overturned.
If you're Canadian, please write to the Governor General and the Prime Minister and your MP and everyone on the committee responsible for this outrage. LifeSiteNews has contact information. I suspect that letters from the United States would just get the authorities' backs up even more, but wherever you are, please pray.
St Gianna Beretta Molla, pray for us.
Update: Canadian Physicians for Life has also responded. The Catholic Civil Rights League has both statements and I'm guessing may add others as they become available.
Update: Archbishop Collins calls for prayers for conversion such as turned the heart of Dr Bernard Nathanson. Meanwhile several online polls ask whether Morgentaler should be honoured. The Facebook group to oppose the award is growing fast.