The award committee seems to be making a statement about Morgentaler - we think he's a great guy and deserving of this honour. Morgentaler agrees, in an interview he stated that he "deserved" the award (which should automatically disallow him)...
...The award was not made on the basis of anything he achieved, but rather to celebrate the place of death in western culture.
I guess this should not be a surprise - since our culture has an unhealthy addiction about death, the commercial availability of abortion fits nicely with that idea, as will the legalizing of euthanasia which is just around the corner. What better way to celebrate our fixation with death, than to name the man the media called 'Dr Death' to our country's highest order?
The next medical recipient should probably be the Dr who challenges the laws [against] physician-assisted suicide at the Supreme Court and has them struck down - thereby allowing our medical system to administer 'compassionate' and 'caring' death.
I wonder why the person who invented the 6-49 lottery should not be also named, as they've had a far larger impact on more Canadians that Morgentaler.