Melinda Gates, a Catholic, announced in a Newsweek piece that women’s health, namely access to contraception, will be a central cause for The Gates Foundation.
Imagine what it is like to be pregnant for a ten year span of your life – basically the best part of your life – with children you can’t take care of.
Via The Daily Beast
Gates believes that by focusing on the lives of women and children, and by making it clear that the agenda is neither coercive population control nor abortion, the controversy over international family-planning programs can be defused. Right now, she points out, 100,000 women annually die in childbirth after unintended pregnancies. Six hundred thousand babies born to women who didn’t want to be pregnant die in the first month of life.
Not to mention the ecological footprint of our spiraling population. Go. Melinda. Gates.
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