Choice: The Henry Morgentaler Story

­Just as controversial figure Henry Morgentaler was named to the Order of Canada this week, CTV announced today the timely encore broadcast of the Original Movie Choice: The Henry Morgentaler Story on Saturday, July 5 at 8 p.m. ET (visit to confirm local broadcast times).

The two-hour biopic recounts the tumultuous life story of Morgentaler – the man who led the contentious movement that ultimately changed abortion laws in Canada.

Nominated for two Gemini Awards, Choice: The Henry Morgentaler Story begins in 1967 Montreal, where then 44-year old Dr. Henry Morgentaler, a survivor of Holocaust Germany, is frustrated with the routines of life. Successful and respected, the general practitioner is thrust into the national – and international – spotlight when he heads the movement to legalize abortion, giving women the right to choose what happens to their bodies. The film concludes 20 years later, with a Supreme Court decision that effectively legalizes abortion in Canada.

Choice: The Henry Morgentaler Story stars David Eisner (The State Within) as Henry Morgentaler, Stewart Bick (One Dead Indian) as Mike Morgentaler, Alberta Watson (The Border) as Henry’s wife, Julie Khaner (The Best Years) as Gertie Katz, Remy Girard (Les Boys) as lawyer Claude-Armand Sheppard and Pascale Montpetit (Pure Laine) as Odile.

Choice: The Henry Morgentaler Story was directed by award-winning John L’Ecuyer (ReGenesis) and penned by acclaimed screenwriter Suzette Couture (The Terrorist Next Door). The film’s executive producers are Laszlo Barna (Céline), Carol Hay (Cold Squad) and Kevin Tierney (Bon Cop, Bad Cop and One Dead Indian).

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