Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Melinda Gates and her ilk
A billionaire and a princess graced the stage to tell nurses and clean water advocates that any effort to help poor women is secondary to giving them contraception and abortion.
Sexual and reproductive rights are “at the core of human life,” said Princess Mary of Denmark. Until women have power not to have children, they won’t have power to improve nutrition, grow crops, or deliver babies safely, said Melinda Gates.
“Pregnancy is not natural,” said Frances Kissling, the former head of Catholics for Choice.
And with that, the sharp divide became apparent between first-world activists who want a universal right to abortion and the poor women they believe should have fewer children….
And in sharp contrast to the above misguided women, check out the site
Culture of Africa
That site is written by an African woman who wrote a letter to Melinda Gates, explaining why pro-contraceptive and pro-abortion policies do not help African women. Little did she know that she would become a pro-life activist on the global stage.
Shouldn't we be listening to the Africans themselves, rather than well-meaning, but very misguided white western women?