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Melinda Gates Obfuscates on ‘Family Planning’
The Christian Diarist ^ | July 12, 2012 | JP

Posted on 07/12/2012 2:32:24 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST

“Where’s the Controversy in Saving Lives?” asks Melinda Gates, in a blog post defending her $560 million campaign to spread “family planning,” in all its forms, throughout the Third World.

She invited visitors to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation website to “watch this video and let me know what you think.”

So I watched her video and this is what I think: Mrs. Gates has deliberately ignored the link between “family planning” and sexual promiscuity and abortion.

She says the aim of her campaign is “simply giving a woman the opportunity to decide when to become a mother.” She says, “Women in Kenya, Malawi and India want this power.” And she says that, by mass distributing contraceptives, more than a quarter-million maternal deaths can be prevented each year.

But the “family planning” issue is not as simple, not as uncontroversial, as Mrs. Gates suggests.

Indeed, if a woman is married, but unready to become a mother, then most Christians, most social conservatives, have no problem with her using contraceptives.

But it’s a different story if a woman is unmarried. The purpose served by the Gates Foundation’s contraceptives is not “family planning,” but to enable the single woman to be sexually promiscuous without risk of pregnancy.

The most odious aspect of “family planning” is that it places pregnancy prevention on the same par with pregnancy termination, suggesting they are simply different means to the same end.

But while almost every one sees the value in preventing unwanted pregnancies – from National Right to Life to Planned Parenthood – those of us who believe in the sanctity of pre-born life absolutely oppose the termination of unwanted pregnancies by means of abortion.

That’s why it doesn’t matter that, say, Planned Parenthood, which attended the London Family Planning Summit at which Mrs. Gates formally announced her campaign, provides a range of women’s health services, including breast exams, pap tests and tests for sexually-transmitted diseases.

That is negated by the fact that America’s leading abortion provider is responsible for the mass murder of hundreds of thousands of unborn babies each year.

By the same coin, the Gates Foundation’s desire to save lives in the Third World, by helping women to avoid prevent unwanted pregnancies, is well and good.

But not if its “family planning” program leads to increased sexual promiscuity among unmarried woman. And not if it “empowers” Third World women while depriving the unborn of their God-given right to life.

TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: abortion; contraceptives; familyplanning; melindagates
Most of the international agencies (like the United Nations Population Fund), NGOs (like International Planned Parenthood Foundation), donors, et al. consider abortion a form of “family planning.”
1 posted on 07/12/2012 2:32:37 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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Abortion does not help “giving a woman the opportunity to decide when to become a mother,” it only gives her the opportunity to decide to become the mother of a living child or a dead child.

2 posted on 07/12/2012 2:37:56 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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It’s a bad sign when you have to rely on mendacity to spin your message.

No Ms. educated-by-apostate-”nuns”-at-Ursuline-Academy Melinda Gates, you can’t claim “saving lives” means ending lives.

3 posted on 07/12/2012 2:44:01 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: jtal

Proverbs 12:10 .........the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

4 posted on 07/12/2012 2:46:40 PM PDT by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: slumber1

Because in the end, it’s all about THEM. Whether it inconveniences THEM. Whether it puts a burden on THEM. Whether they believe it takes resources away from THEM.

Whether YOU inconvenience THEM.

Who the hell are they to always be put first in front of everyone else? Who the hell are they not to be invconvenienced or burdened like everybody else?

“See, NOBODY has to be burdened, we just ‘get rid’ of the problem and everyone can forget they ever had a problem in the first place.”

Except “the problem” are other PEOPLE. Why are THESE moral relativists any better than the people they advocate getting rid of and forgetting? Wy shouldn’t we be getting rid of these very people who advocate getting rid of others because THEY believe they are problems and burdens and we’d all be better off if we could just make them disappear?

5 posted on 07/12/2012 3:00:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST are dancing on the TRAP DOOR of HELL!! REPENT and do the right thing!! YOU are the epitome of the rich person and the camel getting thru the eye of a needle!!! REPENT and chnage your ways!!! CHILDREN are a BLESSING FROM GOD!!!!!! I don’t care HOW many you long as you don’t KILL way or another!!!

6 posted on 07/12/2012 3:36:10 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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The Gates' "philanthropy" is a PR front and fraud.

The Gates, Bill Sr. included, have long ties to Planned Parenthood.

These are vile, despicable people of fantastic means who obtained it by doing evil and use it to further the spread of even greater evil.

7 posted on 07/13/2012 10:11:20 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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