'No Controversy?' Campaign Launches in Response to Gates Foundation's Push for Birth Control for the Developing World
Contact: Stephen Phelan, Human Life International, 540-622-5270, SPhelan@hli.org
FRONT ROYAL, Va., July 12, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Human life International, the world's largest international pro-life organization, today launched the "No Controversy?" campaign in defense of women and children of the developing world, who have become the targets of a multi-billion dollar birth control offensive. Led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the British government, several nations and large organizations together pledged some $4.6 billion to spread birth control in the developing world, with the Gates Foundation alone contributing $1 billion.
Turning campaign chair Melinda Gates' own "No Controversy" campaign title around, HLI's two-part campaign is intended to raise awareness of the harmful effects of hormonal birth control on women's health, and the extremely controversial history of previous eugenic and population control efforts, including the partners Ms. Gates has chosen to head up her birth control campaign.
Commenting on the striking "No Controversy?" video that fronts HLI's campaign, HLI spokesperson Elisa Sumanski said, "Since women in the developing world are the ones most directly and negatively affected by the Gates Foundation and British government's campaign, we felt that their voices should lead the challenge. When you consider the facts on www.FactsForMelindaGates.com, it becomes difficult to argue that spreading huge amounts of hormonal birth control in the developing world is good for women's health, as Melinda Gates claims. Many of these birth control methods are classified as group 1 carcinogens by the World Health Organization -- the same as cigarettes and asbestos. Hormonal birth control doesn't empower women, it poisons them."
All are invited to visit HLI's campaign web site at www.FactsForMelindaGates.com, and to view the "No Controversy?" video on the same page.
About HLI: Human Life International: For the Glory of God and defense of Life, Faith and Family. Founded in 1981, HLI is the world's largest international pro-life and pro-family organization, with affiliates and associates in over 80 countries on six continents. www.hli.org