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.”
There is something quite odd about how Melinda Gates and other leftists talk about abortion. If you really take the time to listen to what they are saying, nine times out of ten abortion advocates will mention the word “safety.” They argue that they support Planned Parenthood so that women can get access to “safe abortions.” They tell us that they want women to be able to get the abortion procedure done in a “safe and comfortable” environment. One the website for Marie Stopes International, the organization says its provides “contraception and safe abortion services.”
The reality is that when it comes to abortion, it is never safe. When an innocent baby inside the womb is picked apart limb from limb, has it’s skull crushed by a pair of forceps and then is sucked out onto a tray with a vacuum, that is anything but safe.
Sadly, liberals, feminists and abortion advocates do not recognize a fetus to be a separate life form, complete with its own set of lungs, its own brain and its own beating heart. Instead, they routinely label it as “a clump of cells,” which then gives them the green light to treat it as such instead of as a living and breathing human being (Related: Abortion clinics generate nearly $1 billion per year from murdering babies.)
There is also something ironic about an international organization called Planned Parenthood that each and every day performs procedures that destroy the potential for parenthood. Taking the life of an innocent baby simply because it might be an inconvenience isn’t helping women prepare for being a parent, its preventing them from becoming a parent.
As a free citizen of the United States, Melinda Gates has a right to donate her money to virtually any organization that she wants. But just because she has a right to directly or indirectly fund abortion clinics and the horrors that go on inside of these facilities, doesn’t mean it is morally acceptable either.