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The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) joins with social activists across the country in mourning the death of Dr. Henry Morgentaler.

Dr. Morgentaler leaves a rich legacy in Canada in defending women’s right to control their own bodies. With great courage and personal sacrifice, Morgentaler worked tirelessly to ensure women in Canada had access to safe reproductive services. CUPE worked with him for decades and we’ll mourn his passing,” said Paul Moist, CUPE national president.

Morgentaler died Wednesday at his home in Toronto at the age of 90. His work led to the Supreme Court decision in 1988 guaranteeing a woman’s right to abortion services under the Charter of Rights.