The Gates Foundation, through Melinda Gates, has announced that the Foundation will spend $1.5 billion dollars promoting maternal health. It sounds great on paper, but the trouble is that their definition of “maternal health” may include legalized abortion– which is actually associated with higher rates of maternal mortality. The Gates Foundation has acquired a reputation for pro-abortion advocacy, having given millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood.
With $1.5 billion dollars at play, maybe the Gates Foundation will stop emphasizing the “cheap solution” of abortion and instead focus on helping mothers and their babies live. Gates herself stated that “Every child is a promise.” But actions speak louder than words, and I remain skeptical.