November 10, 2011

Dr. Jack Fainman / Roland Penner

November 16, 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium

Former Manitoba attorney general Roland Penner wrote They Shoot Doctors Don't They: 
A Memoir with Dr. Fainman and adds the legal context governing the abortion issue both then and now.

This memoir of Fainman’s life begins in Winnipeg’s North End and takes us to Chicago where he trained in his specialty. 
Bitter debate about abortion in the 1990s led to the attempted murder that shattered 
Dr. Jack Fainman’s shoulder and life. At the time, Fainman was the head of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Winnipeg’s Victoria Hospital. He had performed therapeutic abortions but he had also delivered more than 5,000 babies. 
Jack Fainman was a doctor for more than four decades. 
His career came to an abrupt end on Remembrance Day, 1997 with a shot in the dark.

Roland Penner is a recently retired professor at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law. He was Manitoba’s attorney general for seven years, dealing with several critical issues including abortion. He was awarded the Order of Canada in 2000.

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