Oh guess what guess what guess what no you’ll never!… Dr. Morgentaler gets to keep his Order of Canada. What a surprise! (/end sarc)
Most of you will recall how fetus fetishists attempted to get a “blizzard” of returned Order of Canada medals in protest against Dr. Morgentaler finally getting this well-deserved and long-overdue honour. (Oh what fun that was last summer — MASSIVE amounts of fun!) Needless to say, the perfect storm of returned medals never materialized… the final tally was about nine(9), including “4 from beyond the grave”, as we like to say around here.
Yep, I’m sure you’ll fondly recall all of that. But you probably won’t remember this part of it — I sure didn’t. About a year ago, Frank Chauvin, one of the fetus fetishists who swore up and down that he was returning his medal, had a bit of a change of heart. In spite of his threats, Chauvin apparently had trouble parting with his medal (and in fact has not returned it to this day), so rather than giving it up for the “cause” like he said he would…
“Yes, it’s definitely going,” Chauvin said Thursday from his Windsor home. “I don’t want to be painted with the same brush as Morgentaler. It’s definitely going back.“
…he decided to hang onto his medal and try to get Dr. Morgentaler’s medal taken away from him instead. To this end, he launched a legal challenge to invalidate Dr. Morgentaler’s award:
Local Order of Canada member Frank Chauvin has launched a legal challenge against the advisory council that decided to make abortion-rights activist Dr. Henry Morgentaler an Order of Canada member.
“This is not the way they’re supposed to choose,” Chauvin, a devout Catholic, said from his Windsor home on Friday.
No indeed! They’re only supposed to choose fetus fetishists, right? Well, the verdict is in and Chauvin’s court challenge is a MASSIVE FAIL:
A Federal Court ruling this week has said that the Governor General’s highly controversial induction of Canada’s “father of abortion,” Henry Morgentaler, into the Order of Canada last summer cannot be legally contested.
In a decision released this week, Order-inductee Frank Chauvin’s application for a federal court review of the award was rejected on the grounds that it is “plain and obvious that [it] cannot succeed.“
That’s legalese for “Well, DUH!”