Neighbours demand that clinic be closed-Toronto

Almost 2,000 neighbours of Henry Morgentaler’s Harbord St. abortion clinic have signed a petition demanding that the clinic be closed. The Spadina Neighbourhood Action Committee was recently formed by residents who saw the obvious need for a community voice to oppose the clinic. The local alderman Jack Layton and John Sewell, MPP Alan Grossman and NP Dan Heap have been totally silent on the issue and apparently favor the clinic. The group’s petition, when completed will be presented to these officials aw well as the Attorney General and the Chief of Police.

Spokesman Doug Moore expressed concern about the actual source of the recent fire at the clinic considering how effectively this fire was exploited by the Morgentaler organization. Mr. Moore also stated that if the clinic moves elsewhere “the Spadina Neighbourhood Action Committee” will urge the residents of that community to do everything legally possible to close it down.

For most of the members of the committee this is the first time that they have been involved in any pro-life or publicized community action. Mr. Moore expressed considerable satisfaction with results obtained by the group to date and emphasized the group’s conviction that the clinic will be closed.