Category Archives: Abortion

Did Our Zeal Overshadow Judgment?

Some of the most devoted and loving people I know are in the pro-life movement.  They don’t simply have an opinion but they are on the front lines, helping, lobbying, writing, feeding, counseling and caring.  Sometimes, however, we have allowed … Continue reading

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14-Minute Film Perspective on Abortion: “Mitosis”

I heard about this pro-life video entitled, “Motosis,” through an online World Magazine article you can read here. Normally I find such media perspectives of the pro-life side overly preachy or sappy.  This is neither.  It is subtle and yet … Continue reading

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Too Many or Too Few?!?!

In an earlier blog I reported about the Boston College ethicists who argued that single women should not be permitted to undergo in-vitro fertilization (IVF) because we have too many people.  (ref: http://www.robertfleischmann.com/archives/145).  Now, consider the story of the effectiveness … Continue reading

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Changing Rhetoric Suggests Changing Hearts – It is Not Good!

In January of 2013 I wrote an article on the changing language of abortion.  In 1974 when the House of Representatives considered the merits of a Human Life Amendment advocates of abortion rights testified this would all be a different … Continue reading

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Jesus Wrong?

The following is an adaptation of a chapel address I delivered on July 2, 2014 at the headquarters of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Luke 20:20-26: Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who pretended to be honest. … Continue reading

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Thoughtless Words

The late Art Linkletter used to do a segment in his radio and television show entitled, “Kids Say the Darnedest Things.”  Growing up my mother used to say, “If you want to know the truth ask a drunk or ask … Continue reading

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Summary of Arguments Before Supreme Court

The Hobby Lobby case on the birth control requirement in the Affordable Health Care Act has generated a lot of discussion.  On Tuesday, March 25, 2014 the case was argued before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).  I … Continue reading

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The U.S. and the “Abortion Olympics”

Sometimes other say it very well without additional commentary.  Check out Chuck Donovan’s article on “Winning the Abortion Olympics.”

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Filthy Lucre

[Full disclosure: I served on the board of directors for Wisconsin Right to Life.  I am personally a monthly donor to the work of Wisconsin Right to Life.  I count its Executive Director, Barb Lyons, as one of my dearest … Continue reading

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Expressing Credible Concern

A sometimes-effective tool in creating social change involves the act of boycotting.  It creates social awareness of an injustice and, when successful, can often result in change to correct the injustice. Perhaps the most volatile issue in American history has … Continue reading

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