Category Archives: Birth Control

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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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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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 Right of Refusal – on Principle or for Purpose

If I were heading up the marketing campaign for gay rights I suspect I would begin to feel pretty invincible these days.  The movement to treat same sex relationships as just “another normal” has been nothing less than remarkable. In … Continue reading

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U.S. Birth rate continues to drop

In the United States the “replacement level” for births is 2.1.  On average a woman needs to give birth to 2.1 living children to sustain the residential population of the United States. In the United States we presently have a … Continue reading

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Status of Challenges on Contraceptive Mandate in ACA

You will find an informative update on the challenges to the contraceptive mandate component of the Affordable Care Act here.

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Is Objecting on Religious Grounds Enough?

Watching from the bleachers as the Christian community gets increasingly agitated about the mandatory coverage of birth control in the national health care plan I become increasingly concerned.  Clearly the proposal crosses the line of the state interfering with religion … Continue reading

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Reading the Fine Print

I do not oppose some solution to assure everyone has reasonable access to health care.  I have not been convinced that the national health care plan [Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)] is the answer.  When something that sweeping … Continue reading

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