November 8, 1984--Dr. Henry Morgentaler, right, gets a kiss from supporter Selma Edelstone in Toronto after he and his associates were acquitted. Henry Morgentaler and two associates made Ontario legal history on November 8, 1984 when a Supreme Court of Ontario jury acquitted them of breaking an abortion law. The jubilant Dr. Morgentaler immediately joined supporters outside the courthouse, howling in delight and delivering an off-key rendition of a modified victory song, "We have overcome."
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JULY 5, 1983 -- Demonstrators link hands to try to stop police leaving the Morgentaler clinic in Toronto after it was raided, three weeks after opening its doors. Staff reopened the clinic just minutes after the three-hour police raid, in which the clinic's abortion equipment was seized and a doctor was arrested and charged.
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Dr. Henry Morgentaler stands in front of banner which reads, "Canadian Abortion Rights Action League," in 1988.
(The Canadian Press)
Dr. Henry Morgentaler acknowledges applause after being presented with an honourary doctor of laws degree at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ont., in June 2005.
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Henry Morgentaler, left, is awarded the rank of Member in the Order of Canada by Governor General Michaelle Jean at the Citadelle in Quebec City, October 10, 2008.
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