Monday, November 26, 2012

Contraception pushed by the powerful

Critics find thrust of UN population report harmful to women
Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, speaks at the London Summit on Family Planning in central London July 11. The Vatican newspaper took Gates to task under the headline "birth control and disinformation." CNS photo / Suzanne Plunkett, Reuters.
Catholic News Agency reports that a  United Nations population report calling for global contraceptive access has drawn fire from doctors and pro-life advocates, who say the funding would better spent preventing maternal deaths.

"A push to increase spending on contraceptives in developing countries by the United Nations Population Fund is at best misguided, and at worst harmful to women and families," Dr. John F. Brehany, executive director of the Catholic Medical Association, told CNA Nov. 15.

The United Nations Population Fund released its annual report Nov. 14 on the "State of World Population."

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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