An interesting development re contraception (Main Forum)
Melinda Gates’ New Crusade: Investing Billions in Women's Health
She plans to use the Gates Foundation’s billions to revolutionize contraception worldwide. The Catholic right is pushing back. Is she ready for the political firestorm ahead?
A group of Ursuline Nuns have issued a statement defending billionaire contraceptive campaigner Melinda Gates.
A group of Ursuline nuns whom billionaire Melinda Gates had claimed in a recent speech supports her campaign to inject tens of millions of women in impoverished countries with Depo-Provera and other contraceptive drugs, has issued a statement defending Gates and the work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, while simultaneously claiming to support Catholic moral teaching.
Gates recently told Newsweek that the nuns at the Ursuline Academy of Dallas, where she once attended school, were delighted to hear about her plans to initiate a global contraceptive campaign and contacted her to tell her: “We’re all for you. We know this is a difficult issue to speak on, but we absolutely believe that you’re living under Catholic values.”
Melinda Gates speaking at the TedxChange talk.“It was just so heartening,” Gates said of the phone call, which she says the Ursuline nuns made to her hotel room in Berlin, where she had just announced her intentions at a TEDxChange conference in early April.
Needless to say the far-right are going 'ape', although I'm not sure if it's at the prospect of millions of women in Africa receiving free contraception or if it's because a group of Nuns are supporting the initiative.