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Gates Foundation Pushing Dangerous Contraceptives on Black Populations
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is taking fire from leaders of Black organizations and human rights advocates for funding and promoting a new form of the controversial contraceptive Depo Provera, particularly aimed at women in Africa and developing countries. Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, recently told the New York Times that she is championing wide distribution of the drug as a result of talking to poor women around the world. But Kwame Fosu, policy director for the Rebecca Project for Human Rights, says Mrs. Gatesâ claims are âdisingenuousâ because the women she claims to be helping are not being informed about the dangers involved.
âNo African woman would agree to being injected if she had full knowledge of the contraceptivesâ dangerous side effects,â Kwame Fosu told C-FAM, the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute. âIn fact,â claimed Fosu, âin countries where...
Hey Christopher! Loooonnnggg before there were contraceptives, women still weren't the Duggers. Racheal, Leah, Sarah, Hannah, Mary the mother of Jesus, Ruth, Mrs. Noah - only a few kids. Come to think of it, apart from Eve, I can't think of anyone save Mrs. Job who had a passel of kids herself... I'm sure there's someone, but I can't think of them at the moment. I do know those women all prayed diligently for children. Some say it was to secure their standing in society, but according to Hannah's story, it was about the blessing of children; they are after all, a blessing, not a burden or curse. It is, as open said, God who is in control of this, not man. We fiddle and muddle stuff up - we use fertility treatments or contraceptives and play a role but I dare say we've overstepped our bounds and it isn't a role we are supposed to be in.
About the "what's in an egg": I would have the opinion that "Donât you know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own", (1 Corinth 6:19). Otherwise you run into the fertility treatments where you can sell an egg - if it's just an egg, not fertilized, then so what? Problem is, it is "the seed" and when you start looking up "the seed" in the Bible... Well, it's a big pie
Cont. Ad before anyone makes an arguemet concerning miscarriages, let me ask again, do you trust God? Personally, I know how hard miscarriages are and personally I trust God. A lot of people will sing the song I surrender all but what they really should sing is I surrender al....most. As my four year old said yesterday, '("Mom, when I grow up ad have kids and my kids grow up and have kids and they grow up to have kids that'll be a lot of babies. That'll be a lot of Christians." Out of the mouth of babes, right? The Muslims understand this concept.
As far as having 20 babies per person lets examine two women mentioned in Scripture and then two women I know of. First, Rachel only had two-Benjamin and Joseph. Second, Hannah had six. Third, a woman I know personally was barren until her mid 30s. Her and her husband adopted a child and then God blessed them with one of their own. God shut her womb for about 6yra and she's currently now expecting again. That makes two children she had without any method of prevention throughout the years. Fourth, the Duggars. So from these four examples we see that a man and woman could be blessed with a lot, a few, or none. The point isn't numbers but do you trust God?
Who creates life? Is it the man and woman? Do they just say, "poof! This time there's a baby!" Of course not. So who creates life? Well God does. Who opens and closes the womb? Scripture reveals God does. So do people really have control? Of course not. The bigger question is, do you trust God with your life? Oh sure we trust Him to save us but when it comes to having children....well we know better then God so we take action and trick ourselves into believing we're in control and have made a wise choice. What's the point in having children? Do we have.children because they're cute (and babies most definitely are)? Malachi 2:15 tells us the purpose. Revelation 4:11 tells us another reason that God makes babies. In Isaiah we read that God wants the world inhabited-ever heard Satan's lies about "overpopulation." Cont.
Thanks Lurker...hope I didn't offend you. I was really just curious and didnt want to come off as making a round about correction or anything. This topic still confuses me a bit because I'm wondering if we are talking about an egg or a fertilized egg. Seems some are talking about both. So, are some saying that using contraception to disrupt ovulation itself is murder? Some are talking about conception, but is making the egg itself pass wrong as well? If couples didn't use contraception, women would be having a child every year until menopause. Every Christian family could have upwards of 20+ children. Is this the way it's just suppose to be? Honest question for anyone.
SF from TX, thanks! I will follow the link later...
I agree with Penny. Life begins at conception..it is not a blob but a baby in the process of being formed.My mother wanted a large family like she came from,ten brothers and one sister.My grandfather was a farmer. They had no running water just a well, no electricity. She used no birth control, ever. She had two girls two yrs. apart. One died at age two..I was born 16 yrs later and she never had anymore. I thought that was kind of strange since her mother had a cetain number and my mom had only 3. God is the one who choses who is to be born, I guess, because neither one used birth control.
My original statement to this thread never got put up due to pilot error, but I would like to point out I never approved the Robber Baron Bill Gates and his business practices which Microsoft continues to this day. As for the Foundation itself, has it changed since this came out 4 years ago?
The Lancet wrote: ....There was a heavy bias in its funding towards malaria and HIV/AIDS, with relatively little investment into tuberculosis, maternal and child health, and nutrition with--chronic diseases being entirely absent from its spending portfolio. In The Lancet today, David McCoy and colleagues extend these findings by evaluating the grants allocated by the Gates Foundation from 1998-2007. Their study shows even more robustly that the grants made by the Foundation do not reflect the burden of disease endured by those in deepest poverty. In an accompanying Comment, Robert Black and colleagues discuss the alarmingly poor correlation between the Foundation's funding and childhood disease priorities.
Stu, I don't think they have PP in England; right Lisa? However, it's this wretched feminism that's birthed Planned Parenthood and the ideas behind "freedom" for women. Sadly, it has parted us from God's place for women and made that role offensive, breeding discontentment and a terrible arrogance against God's plan for man and woman. It's drawn us to believe there is God's will outside the home fires that will give us contentment; birth control that will give us "only what we can handle"; and marriages that make sure we are getting our fair share. Womankind has by-in-large, removed our freedoms and replaced them with conceit and shallow-believism. We rob ourselves of the peace that passes all understanding.
"Every wise woman builds her house, but a foolish one tears it down with her own hands." (Proverbs 14:1).
Christians are under assault today "because they won't sing out of the hymn book of the church of the sexual revolution." Southern Baptist ethics leader Russell D. Moore.
Lisa's likely the victim of belonging to a church that's taught (probably by way of omission before she was born) to follow Planned Parenthood and its chief products contraception and abortifacients. And when these fail as a last resort, abortion.
Ok, now wait a minute here folks! Lisa, are you saying the OT is useless? There was no "law" sited in these OT texts - that's another discussion anyway. The OT is just as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago! Back to the topic, there are many, many things the Bible doesn't address - brushing our teeth, sports activities, airplanes, computers - but it fails in absolutely NO AREA to guide us in real terms of how we are to conduct ourselves. So while the Bible may not say, "thou shalt not use contraceptives" the question is much bigger - who should control reproduction. To whittle down a subject to a "finer point" is the best way to wriggle out of truth. Kids do it all the time, "Mom said we couldn't have a cookie; but she didn't say we couldn't have two!" I would challenge us to not pick at the crumbs then but look at the whole pie - this isn't about birth control - it is about reproduction as a whole. As a Christian, do we have the right to impose on God our own knowledge and understanding when it comes to childbearing? I believe the Bible is as clear as day on this and only through discarding bits and pieces of the Bible, here and there, can one come to the conclusion that God is silent on this topic. He is most certainly not. His regard for children, from