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Choice: The Henry Morgentaler Story (2005)

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The life story of Dr. Henry Morgentaler and his fight for the legalization of abortion on demand in Canada.


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Credited cast:
David Eisner ...
Dr. Henry Morgentaler
Stewart Bick ...
Mike Morgentaler
Gertie Katz
Claude-Armand Sheppard
Odile Morgentaler
Chava Rosenfarb-Morgentaler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniela Akerblom ...
Pro-Choice Activist
Susan Almgren ...
Victoria Barkoff ...
Red Rose Woman
Terence Bowman ...
Undercover Cop
Sara Bradeen ...
Angry Woman
Robert Brewster ...
Committee Chiarman (as Robert C. Brewster)
Rob Burns ...
Jury Foreman
André Champagne ...
Justice Hugheson


In the 1960s, Dr. Henry Morgentaler, a Jewish holocaust survivor, comes to see that the right to have the legal option of an abortion on demand is a fundamental human right for women. However, when he openly lobbies for that right, he is approached by desperate women who eventually force him to put his words into action. In defiance of the law, Dr. Morgentaler opens an abortion clinic which begins a long running political battle that would eventually achieve the abolishment of all abortion legislation in Canada and the validity of jury nullification. However in that struggle, Dr. Morgentaler must face hostile political enemies, prison and his own personal problems like his troubled family life aggrevated by his personal ego and his repressed painful childhood memories. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

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A great man
29 September 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

And, of course, there are some really cool Canadian actors here. Eisner & Smits are awesome together.

I'm proud of my country for producing this movie. I'm proud of Dr. Morgentaler for shaping my country.

I love how they're showing him as a real person & a revolutionist.

It's a cold night here in Toronto & a lot of this is set in Montreal in winter. It shows the sensuality of Montreal & briefly explores the Jewish diaspora via Mtl.

Best quote:

You're a prick, Henry. But Dr. Morgentaler is still my hero.

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