Gates Foundation Repeatedly Breaks Promise Not to Support Abortion

By:  William F. Jasper
11/19/2013
       
Gates Foundation Repeatedly Breaks Promise Not to Support Abortion

Billionaires Bill and Melinda Gates are under fire once again for targeting poor countries with abortion, population control.

President Obama is not the only one with a Pinnochio problem these days. Melinda Gates (shown in photo), the wife of billionaire Bill Gates and co-chair (along with her husband) of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is under fire again for funding pro-abortion activities, after making emphatic statements that the Gates Foundations does not and would not support abortion.

President Obama promised: “If you like your health-care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health-care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.” It was a promise he repeated dozens of times — before his ObamaCare program started causing millions of Americans to have their healthcare plans taken away.

Melinda Gates told Newsweek: “From the very beginning, we said that as a foundation we will not support abortion, because we don’t believe in funding it.”

But pro-life organizations are pointing to the recent Gates-funded international population control conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as the latest example of the Gates’ promotion of abortion. In a November 15 posting on C-FAM.org, Dr. Rebecca Oas and Wendy Wright reported on the November 11-15 conference in Ethiopia: 

When world leaders pledged over $2.6 billion to Melinda Gates' global family planning campaign, she assured them, “This is not about abortion.” The wife of billionaire Bill Gates branded her campaign “No Controversy.”

Yet this week the Gates Foundation is hosting an international conference in Ethiopia on the campaign and a significant number of workshops focus on abortion. 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. Melinda Gates is scheduled to speak.

“Some people think when we talk about contraception, that it's code for abortion, which it's not,” Melinda Gates said in April 2012 when she launched the campaign. “We’re not talking about abortion.”

But the initiatives that Bill and Melinda Gates fund do more than just “talk about” abortion.

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Photo of Melinda Gates: AP Images

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