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Pro-abortion Hillary Clinton: invest in Human beings

Posted in Bill Gates, Clinton, Emily's List, Melinda Gates with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2015 by saynsumthn

With scrutiny on Hillary Clinton and E-mail Gate the media reported that Clinton recently came out of hiding to give a “political speech.”

Hillary CLinton pro abortion Emilys List 2015

Missing from their stories is WHERE and to WHO said speech was given, the radically pro-abortion group, Emily’s list.

As I posted previously, the Emily List National Conference in Washington, D.C. honored 2016 Presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton.

Emilys LIst Hillary Clinton

The abortion group’s 30TH ANNIVERSARY Gala event took place on March 2-3, 2015 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.

Hillary CLinton EMilys List 2015 abortion

I will always be grateful that I got to serve along side so many terrific pro-choice Democratic Senators, Emily’s List was there for all of us”, Clinton said in her speech.

The mission of the pro-abortion group Emily’s List, according to their website is, that they “will work for larger leadership roles for pro-choice Democratic women in our legislative bodies and executive seats so that our families can benefit from the open-minded, productive contributions that women have consistently made in office.”

Hillary CLintonm hono0red by abortion group Emilys LIst

In her speech, Clinton gave nods to Union activism and also said she and Chelsea will be joining efforts with Melinda Gates, another radical abortion proponent whose husband, Bill Gates has been accused of promoting population control.

Their foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funds abortion will millions of dollars.

Hillary CLinton Cnngrats NARAL 2

Hilly is about as pro-abortion as they come. In fact, she once congratulated the abortion rights group NARAL for successfully crafting abortion as “choice.”

“I want to congratulate NARAL for calling choice what it is, a fundamental American value, and Freedom.” ~ Hillary Clinton on the 26th anniversary of Roe. V. Wade which legalized abortion on demand.

Although Hillary Clinton has not officially thrown her hat into the Presidential race, all speculation is that she will run as the Democrat darling for the office in 2016.

To aid her in this bid, Emily’s List has rolled out a campaign called “Madam President,” which many speculate was produced to put the energy behind a 2016 run for Hillary.

Emilys LIst Madam President web

Women are the progressive standard bearers of the Democratic party and every year we add to their ranks,” the website states.

Completely discounting Conservative pro-life women, the abortion promoting group continues,”A woman in the Oval Office would prove there is literally no position too high, or too important, or too powerful for young girls and women to compete for.”

EMilys LIst Madam President campaign

Emily’s List has uploaded a rather sexist video which features young girls giving a presidential acceptance speech thanking women who have paved the way and broken glass ceilings.

While I think the concept of empowering women and lifting the confidence of young girls is a good one, I find the boldness of liberal women’s groups who, on one hand roll out phony “war on women” themes and criticize the “all male” or “male dominated culture,” also oppose sex selection abortion, as rather hypocritical.

The imagery is subtle though as the abortion rights video ends with this:

Hillary CLinton Madam President EMilys LIst abortion vid

Clinton is a staunch supporter of abortion on demand despite the settled science that life begins at conception.

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Clinton once said that she admired the racist founder of abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

Sanger was a strong advocate of eugenics and forced sterilizations which targeted the poor, under privileged, and minorities.

I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision,” said Hillary Rodham Clinton, “I am really in awe of her, there are a lot of lessons we can learn from her life”

While Emily’s List and the media is captivated by Clinton’s call for a woman president, Hillary and her “reproductive rights” crowd have opposed every legislation that not only outlaws gender selection abortion but defunds Planned Parenthood.

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Planned Parenthood is the largest chain of abortion clinics which has been caught covering for child sexual predators by not reporting the rape and sexual assault of young girls. To date, there has been no condemnation of this conduct by either Emily’s List or Hillary Clinton. A pro-life group in Texas has published actual criminal case summaries of not only Planned Parenthood doing this to female rape victims, but abortion clinics generally. Girls victimized by their male rapists were often repeatedly raped, sometimes for additional years because of Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry’s callous commitment to profit over protecting these children. Read their heart wrenching stores here.

Clinton told the slobbery pro-abortion orgy at the abortion rights gala “We have to get back to investing long-term in the things that matter most, Human beings first and foremost,” she said.

Clinton mumbled on about the pro-choice or as I like to call them “pro-abortion on demand for any reason at any time, Democrats”, which she claims stand for “the kind of positive prosperity that has made it possible for so many of us to leap frog our grandparents and our parents.”

So, let’s recap, surpassing your parents and grandparents and making Human beings the top priority is now the goal of Hillary and those who promote snuffing out the life of unborn humans? Hardly!!!

A rather hypocritical tweet about the Hillary/Emily’s List/abortion love-affair event, posted by Emily’s List said this, “ICYMI: EMILY’s List Honors Hillary Clinton For “Inspiring The Next Generation

Hillary CLinton EMilys List Next Generation

Correction: it should read this way, “ICYMI: EMILY’s List Honors Hillary Clinton For “Helping to ABORT The Next Generation”

Bill Gates Enters Ebola Fight

Posted in Bill Gates, Ebola with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2014 by saynsumthn

I recently blogged about how population control group, International Planned Parenthood Federation or IPPF is getting involved in the fight against Ebola.

Bill Gates Ebola Spet 2014

Now…another population control organization, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has stepped into the Ebola fight. The Gates are huge doors of eugenic abortion which leaves many suspicious of their supposed charitable efforts worldwide and especially in African nations.

According to news from the University of Washington, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is working to avert future emergencies and decrease the spread of the current outbreak. The foundation is working with various organizations to provide funding for Ebola interventions, increase support in the three affected countries, and increase emergency response systems in unaffected countries throughout West Africa.

“There are ways we can get ahead of future disasters by making these core investments,” said Amanda Lanzarone, part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Emergency Response team. “We work on long term programming to improve capacity of local responders so they are not completely overwhelmed when response of this magnitude hit.”

In September, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it will commit $50 million to support the scale up of emergency efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and interrupt transmission of the virus.

The foundation stated that they would immediately release flexible funds to United Nations agencies and international organizations involved in the response to enable them and national governments to purchase badly needed supplies and scale up emergency operations in affected countries. In addition, the foundation will work with public and private sector partners to accelerate the development of therapies, vaccines, and diagnostics that could be effective in treating patients and preventing further transmission of the disease.

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According to their website, the Gates Foundation has committed more than $10 million of the $50 million to fight the Ebola outbreak, including $5 million to World Health Organization (WHO)for emergency operations and R&D assessments and $5 million to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to support efforts in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to purchase essential medical supplies, coordinate response activities, and provide at-risk communities with life-saving health information. An additional $2 million will also be committed immediately to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support incident management, treatment, and health care system strengthening.

Bill Gates Politico Ebola

The end of September 2014, Bill Gates told Politico that Ebola is a great example of where the world needs to come together. “I’m sure we will be able to get this under control,” he said.

After Ebola broke out in Dallas, Texas, Bill Gates spoke to Bloomberg about their efforts:

Perhaps this news is just indicative of a charitable and philanthropic agenda on behalf of Bill Gates and his Foundation.

Or…perhaps the organization, known for their population control and abortion agenda, has something more up their sleeve.

What that is- we may not know for years to come….but…stay tuned.

If you do not know about the Gates/ Abortion connection read: Gates says they don’t fund abortion so why do they fund abortion providers ?

Gates says they don’t fund abortion so why do they fund abortion providers ?

Posted in Bill Gates, Bill Maher with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2014 by saynsumthn

I begin this blog by republishing an article from

Gates’ claim of not funding abortion undermined by billions

Originally Published at ( Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Written by: Charlie Butts

While the Gates Foundation works to reduce Africa’s populations, an expert suggests that money could be better spent in another way.

Bill and Melinda Gates recently reemphasized that their foundation does not fund abortion. But their web site points out that they have given $4 billion in 900 grants to International Planned Parenthood, United Nations Population Fund, Planned Parenthood of America and Marie Stokes International.

Dr. Brian Clowes of Human Life International tells OneNewsNow that all those groups promote and perform abortions.


For them to say, ‘We don’t support abortion,’ is like somebody saying, ‘We don’t support racism,’ while they give billions of dollars to Aryan Nations and Ku Klux Klan,” Clowes remarks. “The Gates Foundation is doing more than any other foundation to push abortion all over the world. It’s definitely taken a pro-abortion position with $4 billion going to organizations that promote it.”

The U.S. has spent $102 billion on contraception and abortion in Africa and Latin America since 1995, without the added help of the Gates’ $4 billion.

And if you took that $102 billion and put it into stuff like rural electrification, good schools, good roads, health care clinics and so on, you could have raised the standards of 25 million of the world’s poorest people to U.S. or European standards,” he explains. “That’s what’s called authentic economic development.”

Clowes says instead what has been accomplished is to “make large, poor families into small, poor families.”

Republished from One News Now with permission- See more at:


[ Begin Saynsumth Commentary]


Kudos to One News Now for clarifying the bogus claim that Gates Foundation does not support abortion. Saynsumthn has documented their pro-abortion stand for years.

In fact a look at the most recently published 990 from the Gates Foundation shows their financial support of Planned Parenthood and pro-choice organizations:

This 2013 990 clearly shows their support for abortion giant Planned Parenthood and IPPF.

Bill and Melinda Gates Planned Parenthood IPF 2013 990

Years prior are the same:

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IPPF Gates 2012 990Gates NARAL 2012 990Planned Parenthood gates 2012 990opulation Council Gates 2012 990

2011 990 here.

2011 Bill and Melinda Gates Planned Parenthood IPF  990

2006 990:

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Planned Parenthood 2006 990

This is not a new trend – in 1999 they reported funding abortion provider Planned Parenthood as well:
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A look at the website of the Gates Foundation and you will find grants to abortion provider Planned Parenthood as well :

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IPPF Canada Gates

A 2002 report by The Interim reveals that in 2000, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, named after Microsoft’s head and his wife, dispersed $212 million, or 15 per cent of its total grants, to “reproductive and child health” causes.

“‘Reproductive health care’ is the primary health need of women, yet limited resources in developing countries, combined with women’s economic and social position, often deprive women of access to the care they need and want,” says the foundation. “Increasing access to voluntary family planning services … are examples of the kinds of work supported by the foundation.”

Grants in the year 2000 alone included:

$8.8 million for five years to strengthen “the quality of reproductive healthcare” through the notorious International Planned Parenthood Federation in London, England.
$7.3 million for five years to PATH in Seattle, Wash. to support “family planning programs” in, of all places, China.
$1 million to Population Action International in Washington, D.C. to develop a comprehensive global strategy for ensuring “reproductive health commodity security.”
$243,000 to the United States Committee for the UNFPA, Inc. in New York to support “contraceptive logistics and management information systems” in Myanmar (Burma).
$1 million for three years to Vaestoliitto ry, the Family Federation of Finland in Helsinki, Finland to support “international reproductive health services.”
$1 million to the World Population Foundation in Hilversum, the Netherlands, to support “reproductive health and family planning services” in Asia.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is on record donating to The Guttmacher Institute as well – a research arm of Planned Parenthood ( 2013 report here).


Bill Gates has been on record as supporting abortion (and here) , financing abortion, and his dad was the former head of Planned Parenthood:


Bill Gates Sr.

Bill Gates Sr.

William Gates Sr. if the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation!

Bill Gates , William Henry Gates, Sr. and Planned Parenthood:

In an interview with PBS – Bill Gates spoke about his father’s connection to abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

Bill GATES: When I was growing up, my parents were almost involved in various volunteer things. My dad was head of Planned Parenthood. And it was very controversial to be involved with that. And so it’s fascinating. At the dinner table my parents are very good at sharing the things that they were doing. And almost treating us like adults, talking about that. My mom was on the United Way group that decides how to allocate the money and looks at all the different charities and makes the very hard decisions about where that pool of funds is going to go. So I always knew there was something about really educating people and giving them choices in terms of family size.

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Read the Transcript: Bill Moyers Interviews Bill Gates

Interesting that Gates Sr’s bio does not mention Planned Parenthood – wonder why?

Gates SR Bio no mention of Planned Parenthood

William Gates Bio

Planned Parenthood was founded on racist eugenics – watch Maafa21 for documentation.

This blog has several posts about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation starting here

Large Corporations Fund Abortion, Eugenics and Planned Parenthood, from the film Maafa21.

Gates has been dodging charges that it funds abortions for years – wonder why a connection to abortion would be so bad – maybe- because it reeks of eugenics and killing children?

Articles accuse gates of promoting abortion

Buffet Gates AntiAbortion

Learn Gates 1999 abortion

Gates funds Poulation Control

Obama Nominates Former Director of Gates Foundation for HHS Secretary

Posted in Bill Gates, Burwell, Health Care, ObamaCare with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2014 by saynsumthn

Sylvia BurwellThe former President of the Global Development Program for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been nominated by President Obama as the new Health and Human Services Secretary after Kathleen Sebelius resigned on Thursday.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell joined the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2001 and left in 2011, saying that she wanted to be closer to aging parents.

Image Credit Washington Post

Image Credit Washington Post

Burwell was the Gates Foundation’s president of the Global Development Program beginning in 2006 and served as chief operating officer from 2001 to 2006. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the nation.

Prior to joining the Gates Foundation, Burwell served as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget under the Clinton Administration. Burwell joined the Clinton administration in December 1992 after serving as the Deputy Director of Economic Policy for the 1992 Clinton/Gore campaign, and then as the manager of the President-elect’s Economic Transition Team. She served as Staff Director for the National Economic Council from 1993 to 1995, Chief of Staff to Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, Robert Rubin from 1995 to 1997. Burwell served in the White House as Deputy Chief of Staff to President Clinton from 1997 to 1998, where she supervised the work of the National Economic Council, the Domestic Policy Council, Council on Environmental Quality, and the White House offices of Public Liaison, Intergovernmental Affairs, Press and Communications.

In 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Burwell to lead the Office of Management and Budget. At that time Burwell was the Wal-Mart Foundation’s philanthropic director.

Bill Gates reducing the inequity in the world thru abortion and eugenics is kind of a religious belief

Posted in Bill Gates with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2014 by saynsumthn

Bill_Gates_in_WEF_,2007 In an interview with Rolling Stone, abortion financier Bill Gates said:

The moral systems of religion, I think, are super important. We’ve raised our kids in a religious way; they’ve gone to the Catholic church that Melinda goes to and I participate in. I’ve been very lucky, and therefore I owe it to try and reduce the inequity in the world. And that’s kind of a religious belief. I mean, it’s at least a moral belief,” Gates said.

Asked, Do you believe in God? Gates says it makes sense to believe in God, but doesn’t see how that belief would affect your decisions , “I agree with people like Richard Dawkins that mankind felt the need for creation myths. Before we really began to understand disease and the weather and things like that, we sought false explanations for them. Now science has filled in some of the realm – not all – that religion used to fill. But the mystery and the beauty of the world is overwhelmingly amazing, and there’s no scientific explanation of how it came about. To say that it was generated by random numbers, that does seem, you know, sort of an uncharitable view [laughs]. I think it makes sense to believe in God, but exactly what decision in your life you make differently because of it, I don’t know.”

Regarding ObamaCare, Gates replied, “The idea that there aren’t trade-offs is an outrageous thing. Most countries know that there are trade-offs, but here, we manage to have the notion that there aren’t any. So that’s unfortunate, to not have people think, “Hey, there are finite resources here.”

Bill Gates supports Eugenics thru abortion and he funds many pro-abortion organizations liked Planned Parenthood through the Gates Foundation ( read more here ) and here

Bill Gates / Admits dad worked for Planned Parenthood

Bill Gates and Planned Parenthood:

GATES: When I was growing up, my parents were almost involved in various volunteer things. My dad was head of Planned Parenthood. And it was very controversial to be involved with that. And so it’s fascinating. At the dinner table my parents are very good at sharing the things that they were doing. And almost treating us like adults, talking about that.
My mom was on the United Way group that decides how to allocate the money and looks at all the different charities and makes the very hard decisions about where that pool of funds is going to go. So I always knew there was something about really educating people and giving them choices in terms of family size.

Al Gore: Africa’s population must be addressed with “fertility management”

Posted in African Nations, Al Gore, Bill Gates, Eugenics in Africa with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2014 by saynsumthn

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last week, Al Gore participated in a forum on “climate change” and how it affects the economy, and vice versa. In response to a question about whether he was happy to see increased willingness to act on global warming, Gore offered a rambling response that included the above eye-popper. H/T Right Scoop:

Al Gore World Ec Forum

Gore states, “I think that the wonderful work that Bill and Melinda Gates are doing for example. Ummm illustrates how crucial it is.Because depressing the ate of child mortality, educating girls, empowering women, and making fertility management ubiquitously available so women can choose how many children and the spacing of children is crucial to the future shape of human civilization. Africa is projected to have more people than China or India by mid-century. More than China and India combined by the end of the century and this is one of the causal factors so that must be addressed.”

This comes on the heels of the UN Telling Africa to slow down their population rate (read here)

Myron Ebell, director of global warming and international environmental policy at the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Advocating population control specifically for Africa is just another form of imperialism. Gore’s eco-imperialism is uncomfortably close to the original racist goals of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, who advocated population control in order to control the number of black and brown people in the world.

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Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger once suggested fertility management in poor countries when she told Pathe’s John Parsons, “Well I suppose a subject like that is really so personal that it is entirely up to the parents to decide, but from my view I believe there should be no more babies in starving countries for the next ten years….” A youtube version of that interview edited out the last part.

But, unfortunately many national US leaders like Hillary Clinton support and admire Margaret Sanger who once gave Klan speeches, founded Planned Parenthood, and was a staunch supporter of eugenics as well as a member of the American Eugenics Society:

NoMoreChildren3c18854uwThis photograph shows a theatre marquee during the late 1920′s. The show is “No More Children with Dr. Lee Krauss”. Krauss and daughter Elaine explained the subject of birth control to the audience. The photograph forms part of the collection of Margaret Sanger’s papers.The film was also the subject of an article in the Margaret Sangers Papers Project newsletter. The article refers to some correspondence between Sanger and Dr. L. Lee Krauss, who was involved with the film. That correspondence is at the Library of Congress. Margaret Sanger had very little to do with the film except that she was invited to speak to audiences before showings.

As documented in the film Maafa21 Black Genocide in 21st Century America, although eugenics and population control efforts are largely financed by the United States, they are carried out by the United Nations in cooperation with their partners at Planned Parenthood and other population control organizations.

According to Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics and producer of Maafa21, “ In 1974, the National Security Council issued a document that was intended to outline official U.S. policies on world population. It was called the National Security Study Memorandum 200, or NSSM 200, and was formulated in cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development, the U.S. State Department, the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency. One of its goals was to establish a strategy for reducing the populations of third-world countries so that the United States could have increased access to their natural resources, particularly minerals and metals. Among the conclusions of NSSM 200 was that, “no country has reduced its population growth without resorting to abortion”. The authors of NSSM 200 then identified three non-governmental agencies that would be funded to carry-out the government’s population-control agenda in the targeted countries. One of those agencies was Planned Parenthood.

Ravenholt sterilize 25 percent

According to research uncovered for Maafa21, three years after NSSM200 was issued, the Director of the United States Office of Population, Dr. Reimert T. Ravenholt publically stated that it was the US government’s intention to sterilize one-fourth of the world’s female population.

According to Revanholt, one of the driving forces behind this campaign, was the need to protect American financial and commercial interests.

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Crutcher explains, “Ravenholt said that some foreign governments were refusing to give the United States permission to come into their country and control their population. He said that, in those cases, the plan was to be carried out by two private organizations, with an enormous amount of financial support from the American government. When asked by a St Louis newspaper to name the two organizations, he said that they were the United Nations Fund for Population Activities and Planned Parenthood.”

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Then, in 1970, Planned Parenthood president Alan Guttmacher, who was a former vice-president of the American Eugenics Society, told Boston Magazine that the United Nations should be the organization the United States used to carry out population control programs worldwide.

Guttmacher explained his reasoning, “ If you’re going to curb population, it’s extremely important not to have it done by the dammed Yankees, but by the UN. Because the thing is, then it’s not considered genocide. If the United States goes to the black man or the yellow man and says slow down your reproduction rate, we’re immediately suspected of having ulterior motives to keep the white man dominant in the world. If you can send in a colorful UN force, you’ve got much better leverage.”


In 1969, Alan Guttmacher as then President of Planned Parenthood-World Population, said this: “ I would like to give our voluntary means of population control full opportunity in the next 10 to 12 years. Then , if these don’t succeed, we may have to go into some kind of coercion, not worldwide, but possibly in such places as India, Pakistan, and Indonesia, where pressures are the greatest…There is no question that birth rates can be reduced all over the world if legal abortion is introduced…” ( SOURCE: Family Planning: The needa and the Methods, by: Alan F. Guttmacher; The American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 69, No. 6. (June, 1969) PP. 1229-1234)

As Maafa21 further documents, black civil rights leaders warned America and the world that there was a deliberate effort to control the black population.

This agenda was clearly spelled out by Jesse Jackson in 1977, when he stated, “It is strange that they chose to start talking about population control at the same time that Black people in America and people of color around the world are demanding their rightful place as human citizens and their rightful share of the material wealth in the world.”

JJ It is Strange

Crutcher says that Life Dynamics documented in Maafa21 how the United Nations and the U.S.A would refuse to assist African nations unless they accept birth control. Even after disasters, Maafa21 documented that there was no anesthesia or bandages – but there were crates and crates of birth control pills and condoms.

Brian Clowes, Director of Education and Research For Human Life International, and an expert in Maafa21 responded, “I doubt if the same disasters hit a middle class white area that the first response would be condoms and birth control. Why it is that our commitment to birth control in African nations is going up every year, while our commitment to authentic economic development is dropping? We see less clean drinking water funding, less school funding, see less medical clinic funding.

Crutcher concludes, “This kind of eugenics by the United Nations and their population control conspirators is not helping the black family but simply turning large poor families into small poor families.

A Reuters article entitled: Abortion the new birth control, reports that:

Abortion among South African teenagers has risen alarmingly, with young girls increasingly using it as a form of contraception.

This clip from Maafa21 shows how Eugenics is implemented in third world countries:

Bill Gates makes prediction of no poor countries by 2035

Posted in Bill Gates with tags , on January 22, 2014 by saynsumthn


The term “poor countries” may have an expiration date, at least according to Bill Gates, who predicts there will be no such thing as a poor country in the future.
In an annual letter from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the billionaire attempts to dispel three myths surrounding poor countries: that they’re doomed to stay poor, that foreign aid is a waste of money and that saving lives in poor countries just means more starving mouths to feed. (Via Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

Gates addressed those first two points in a video, saying over the last half-century, poor countries have seen:

“…huge progress on health and incomes, and aid generosity has been a big part of it. So it’s a myth that we haven’t made progress and that aid hasn’t helped.” (Via Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)​

And Gates predicts that by 2035 there will be almost no poor countries left in the world.

Gates clarified that statement in a footnote, saying, “Specifically, I mean that by 2035, almost no country will be as poor as any of the 35 countries that the World Bank classifies as low-income today, even after adjusting for inflation.” (Via Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

And that raises the question – if more countries are reaching middle-income status, does that mean they’ll no longer need foreign aid?

Quartz asked Gates just that, and he said, “Except for the bottom of the middle-income category, you typically become self-sufficient. Nigeria has moved into low-middle-income, but their north is very poor and the health care systems there have broken down. India is right on the bottom edge of middle-income, and I’d see us for another decade giving to India, despite it’s characterization.” (Via Quartz)

Melinda Gates addressed the third point, saying the belief that poor countries will overpopulate if they aren’t starving is a backwards way of thinking: it’s because of the high child mortality rate that countries like, say, Afghanistan have high birth rates, and those rates go down as income improves. (Via Los Angeles Times)

A writer at Forbes notes the letter had another message — a specific deadline for the Gates’ work: “That 2035 date also coincides with the year Bill Gates turns 80, a fact not lost on him. It’s the third underlying message of the letter: a personal blueprint for the next two decades.” (Via Forbes)


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