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Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day...

This Is Why We March

Oct 7, 2013

The deliberate and callous killing of innocent unborn children is without question one of the gravest moral issues of our time – perhaps the most important one. In Australia some 100,000 babies are murdered each year, with 45-50 million slaughtered

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Three Stories About Life

Aug 10, 2013

With 45-50 million unborn babies killed every year around the world, there is plenty of bad news out there. Every baby killed is a tale of horror and woe. But there are also some good news stories here, and we

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Child Discipline: Here We Go Again

Jul 26, 2013

It seems at least once a year the social engineers come out of the woodwork and demand that parents no longer be able to discipline their own children. They want to turn every rap on the hand or backside into

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Sense and Nonsense on Abortion

Jul 26, 2013

The more controversial an issue, the more likely that common sense, rationality, and sound analysis will go right out the window. Instead, knee-jerk reactions, emotionalism, logical fallacies, and nasty attacks on the other person will become the order of the

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God, Work and Vocation

Jul 17, 2013

For much of church history a rigid clergy/laity divide existed. This too often resulted in the masses believing that only a select few were really involved in the work of God. Even today we often have the disjunction between a

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Yet More Abortion Wins

Jul 13, 2013

In the US we keep seeing the slow but steady rollback of the abortion industry. Clinics are closing, doctors are quitting or being charged with criminal offences, and pro-life legislation is being passed in various states. The most recent victory

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Abortion, Values, and Religion

Jun 15, 2013

There are plenty of criticisms of, and objections to, the pro-life position. I have dealt with many of them over the years, and I find them easily answerable. A close look at these objections usually shows they are without much

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Islam and Female Genital Mutilation

Jun 10, 2013

It is quite common when discussing this topic for critics to say that Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is an ancient and widespread practice, and has nothing to do with Islam as such. Well, the critics are right about the first

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More Sexual Madness

Jun 10, 2013

The gender benders are having a field day, causing all sorts of harm and confusion. In an age in which most people have succumbed to mental and moral mushiness, it seems anything goes when it comes to human sexuality. Instead

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“We Advise an Abortion”

Jun 8, 2013

A common reason given for why we must have legal abortion involves the so-called hard cases. One of these concerns possible birth defects or abnormalities, such as Tay-Sachs disease, sickle-cell anemia, Down’s syndrome (Mongolism), etc.

We have various tests for

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Abortion for the Health and Life of the Mother

Jun 4, 2013

Various “hard cases” are often mentioned by the pro-abortionists as a justification for abortion. They argue that if abortion is illegal, we will have all these horrific cases taking place. Therefore abortion must always remain legal and freely available.

The

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The Facts on Fatherlessness, Part Two

May 17, 2013

Mental, emotional and physical well-being

  • From nations as diverse as Finland and South Africa, a number of studies have reported that anywhere from 50 to 80 per cent of psychiatric patients come from broken homes.
  • A Canadian study of teenagers
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Killed For Being the Wrong Gender

Apr 28, 2013

A bill being debated in a Senate inquiry on gender-selection abortion is most timely given the headline in today’s Sunday Herald Sun. It reads: “Couple abort girl because they wanted a boy”. Definition of barbarism: Killing a human being

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Say No To Sex-Selection Abortions

Apr 22, 2013

As some of you may know, a Senate inquiry is now underway on the issue of sex-selection abortions. Victorian DLP Senator John Madigan last month introduced a bill which would remove Medicare funding for such abortions. That bill is now

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Tasmania, Abortion, and Big Brother

Mar 12, 2013

Although abortion has been effectively open slather in Australia for decades now, some states are still moving to give it even greater protected status, and in fact make things much harder on those who would seek to prevent the slaughter

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