Melinda Gates: Contraception Is ‘One Of The Best’ Ways To Fight Povertyby The Daily Eye Team May 2 2017, 4:26 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 40 secs
Melinda Gates promoted contraception for women in developing nations yet again in two media opportunities last week. Gates told online CNN readers in an opinion piece, “Contraceptives are simply one of the best anti-poverty initiatives the world has ever seen.” Contraceptives are necessary tools for women, she said in her op-ed, and also in her segment produced for TIME’s 2017 list of The Most 100 Influential People in the World. Gates was named to the list last week under the Leaders category. She opined for CNN about budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration “that would threaten the very progress so many are working so hard to achieve.” And she said U.S. foreign aid dollars going toward contraception overseas was good global economic investing.