Thursday, June 12, 2014

Melinda Gates: Gates Foundation Will Not 'Fund Abortion'

Newsmax reports:
Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates, said the couple's philanthropic organization "has decided not to fund abortion."

The co-founder of the Bill & Melina Gates Foundation, which supports international family planning and anti-poverty initiatives, said that while the organization wants to focus on newborn and child health initiatives, she feels the issue of abortion is a matter that should not be considered under the same umbrella, CNS News reported.

"[I]n 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," Gates, a Catholic, said in a statement on the foundation's website earlier this month.

She said she did not wish to discuss her personal views about the issue publicly, but that "the Gates Foundation has decided not to fund abortion," according to CNS.

Green movement update.