Melinda Gates of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a Catholic, told Newsweek that, “From the very beginning, we said that as a foundation we will not support abortion, because we don’t believe in funding it.”
In April 2012 when their global family planning campaign was launched, Melinda Gates said that “Some people think when we talk about contraception, that it’s code for abortion, which it’s not.” We’re not talking about abortion.”
Lying for the far-left – is all in a day’s work.
The Gates Foundation is hosting an international conference in Ethiopia on global family planning. An estimated 3,000 people are expected to attend the meeting designed to build on last year’s London Summit where governments, corporations and wealthy foundations pledged political and financial commitments to increase family planning in developing countries.
Much of the audience at the London Summit were those who stood to benefit richly from the multi-billion dollar windfall, groups with sordid associations to abortion and population control. The same is true for this year’s conference.
Front and center for the family planning conference in Ethiopia are sessions titled “Efforts to Implement Policies that Expand Access to Safe Abortion,” “Access to Safe Abortions,” “Abortion and Quality of Care,” and “Abortion: Before and After.” These sessions feature representatives of the world’s top abortion providers–Ipas, Planned Parenthood [Murder, Inc.], and Marie Stopes–as well as other pro-abortion groups.
Abortion is also the topic of two of the five poster exhibits and several “topical roundtables,” including an Ipas-chaired discussion promoting the World Health Organization’s guidelines on how to do abortions.
Gates’ campaign partners, such as Planned Parenthood and the United Nations Population Action, both linked with coercive population control programs such as in China, have promised to increase their advocacy to keep money flowing from donor and recipient countries.
Another Gates’ partner implied abortion and contraception are inextricably linked. Ipas exists almost exclusively to promote abortion and distribute abortion devices. Commenting on the London Summit, Ipas’ president said, “Contraceptives alone are not enough” and that abortion needed to be included.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated $12.5 million to Planned Parenthood since 1998 and supports programs to encourage teens to support abortion and lobby the United Nations for pro-abortion policies. They have also given vast sums to International Planned Parenthood to promote abortion in third world nations by setting up pro-abortion family planning centers in South America, Africa and Eastern Europe.
Bill Gates’ father, William H. Gates Sr., has long been involved with the eugenics group Planned Parenthood, a rebranded organization birthed out of the American Eugenics Society. In a 2003 interview at PBS Bill Gates admitted that his father used to be the head of Planned Parenthood, founded on the concept that most human beings are just “reckless breeders” and “human weeds” in need of culling, per Margaret Sanger who is quoted as say that “the most merciful thing a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
Gates also admitted during the interview that his family’s involvement in reproductive issues throughout the years has been extensive, referencing his own prior adherence to the beliefs of eugenicist Thomas Robert Malthus, who believed that populations of the world need to be controlled through reproductive restrictions. Though Gates claims he now holds a different view, it appears as though his foundation’s initiatives are just a modified Malthusian approach that much more discreetly reduces populations through vaccines, GMOs, and abortion.