Janet Smith responds to Melinda Gates

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July 19, 2012 11:32 am

On Al Kresta Life 5:00 Wed July 18 – “Catholic” Melinda Gates on a Mission to Provide the “Pill” to Every Woman on Earth
Melinda Gates, the Catholic wife of software czar Bill Gates and co-chair of his charitable foundation, has taken a public stand against the Church’s teaching on contraception. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is spearheading a drive to distribute contraceptives in impoverished countries, and Melinda Gates—who is described in news stories as a “practicing Catholic”—insists that the initiative “makes sense” to most people. Brushing aside the Church’s condemnation of artificial contraceptives, Gates said that her Catholic-school education taught here to “question received teachings.” Claiming that birth control has not increased the level of promiscuity in society, Gates argues that there should be no longer be a debate about the value of contraceptives. “I think we made birth control and contraceptives way too political in the United States,” she said. Moral theologian Dr. Janet Smith is here to respond.

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