Category Archives: Abortion

Iceland and Down Syndrome

What do you do if you can’t find a solution? If you are Iceland, you terminate it. On August 14, 2017 CBS news did a sobering “On Assignment” segment about Iceland’s solution to Down syndrome. This was not a story … Continue reading

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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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