Inevitably Controversial: Melinda Gates and Contraception for the Poor

In the age of Wikipedia and viral internet sensations, it is easy for facts to be overshadowed by carefully crafted stories -- the truth eclipsed by popularity.  It can take days, months, or even years to correct false information once it has "gone viral." Often such claims don't involve life-and-death situations.  But then there is the case of Melinda Gates and her sophisticated media campaign insisting that there is "No Controversy" in pushing harmful contraceptives onto the women of the developing world.  Here we have the potential to negatively impact millions. "When I travel and talk to women around the world, they tell me that access to contraceptives can often be the difference between life and death," Gates said in a statement following the London Summit on Family Planning on July 11, organized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  I have traveled around the world some myself, and I agree that contraceptives can be the difference between life and...(Read Full Article)

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