At the recent Global Family Planning Summit in London, Melinda Gates, wife of the billionaire leftist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, announced that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will donate $375 million to organizations that provide contraceptives and abortions over the next four years, according to the U.K.-based magazine Marie Claire.
Although Gates stated that the money would only go towards contraceptives and sex education, LifeNews.com explained that such a claim is utterly false. “The fundability of money makes it easier for pro-abortion organizations to provide abortion internationally,” Life News reported. “In other words, every dollar the Gates Foundation gives to Planned Parenthood for distributing birth control or building an abortion-friendly clinic frees up a dollar in Planned Parenthood’s budget to spend elsewhere.”
The fact that Melinda Gates would donate such a large amount to population control efforts is rather unsurprising, considering the fact that both she and her husband have been long time advocates of organizations such as Planned Parenthood. For example, between the years 2009 and 2013, the Gates Foundation reported donating $71 million to Planned Parenthood of America, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and Planned Parenthood of Western Washington. Mr. and Mrs. Gates also gave an additional $46.1 million to Marie Stopes International, a British-based organization known for providing what they consider to be “safe abortion services,” in 2012. Planned Parenthood predominantly stations its abortion clinics in African-American neighborhoods, and the vast majority of abortions in America are carried out on African-American women.
In a blog post published in June 2014, Melinda Gates wrote, “Around the world there is a deep, broad, and powerful consensus: We should provide all women the information and tools to time and space their pregnancies in a safe and healthy way that works for them.” Gates went on to say, “In the United States and around the world the emotional and personal debate about abortion is threatening to get in the way of the lifesaving consensus regarding basic family planning.”
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