(CNN) -- Responding to simmering controversy among Catholic bloggers about her new birth control program, Melinda Gates -- a practicing Catholic -- said she will not shrink from her role as an advocate for poor women. [...]
About the flak over her Catholicism she said: "We're not going to agree about everything, but that's OK."
Gates is promoting an ambitious family planning program -- which includes raising billions of dollars to provide contraceptives to 120 million women worldwide -- at the London Summit on Family Planning July 11.
While most Catholics, in the United States, at least, according to polls, seem to agree with Gates that contraception for women is not controversial, some Catholic bloggers are taking issue with the plan.
One blog in particular, LifeSiteNews.com, has frequently published diatribes against Gates, calling into question her faith, and calling her plan a "blatant attack on Catholic sexual morality."
As far as the broader Catholic church stance on the Gates program, CNN requested a comment from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, but did not get a response.
"Africa's the one place really in the world, for the most part, that contraceptives haven't been available and it's really been a crime," said Gates. "If you see what's happened in other countries that have had contraceptives, they use them first of all and the birth rates go down. ... The question is could it have come down even more quickly?" [...]
No doubt, the family planning initiative will roll out despite Catholic protestations, and Gates says this is the issue for which she hopes to be remembered.
"I work on a broad set of foundation issues," said Gates. "But this one for me has really grasped my heart and my mind.
She added: "This will be my lifetime's work at the foundation."
Imagine making it your lifetime's (sic) work to make sure that there are fewer Africans.
Make no mistake: the artful concern expressed by evil women like Melinda Gates about poor third-world mothers and their trials is nothing but a cloak for the push to lower the African birth rate (and that of similar places in the world) until it drops well below replacement level. Because the only thing more horrifying to the rabid anti-population types like Gates than a world full of people is a world full of brown people.
That's why, for our Ruling Class, the trendy eugenics of pushing hormonal contraceptives and condoms at the third world will never go out of style. The smug self-congratulation Melinda Gates radiates in this world will hopefully be consolation to her when she finds out what she is losing in the next, where the only gates that matter are the ones that open to the just, and remain shut against the unrighteous.