Here’s a nice cheery way to make an important point: the point being that we ought not to be spending BILLIONS on artificial contraception for women in developing nations, but rather teaching them how to understand their own reproductive cycles so that they can achieve or delay pregnancy NATURALLY. Learning from Mother Nature – what a concept.
I take this from an earlier post I wrote on a similar subject. Does Melinda Gates know that the Report from the 2009 Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS reported that 50% of all newly acquired HIV infections across the globe are occurring in women of reproductive age? Why? Because powerful steriod-based drugs (read DepoProvera – Melinda’s preferred method of contraception not for herself, but for poor women) alter their immunity and cervical flora, making them more susceptible to infection. Once they have contracted HIV, these contraceptives have a debilitating effect, in that they lead to a deadly progression of the disease.
But back to this clever, perky little video – I especially like the line, “You’re targeting a lot of Islamic and Catholic countries with your plan, and the reality is a lot of women don’t want to choose between their religion and their method of family planning.” Isn’t that so.by