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haele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-06-10 10:40 AM
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11. I don't think they're religiously insane - I think they are either social cowards -
looking to keep their co-backers, or they don't see a health reason for keeping abortion services available.
Frankly, they're from a social background where abortions only happen to "bad girls" where there's no contraceptives and they don't want to go through the effort to raise or adopt the baby out to or if it's an inconvenient time to have a kid.
Married women in their class generally don't need to have abortions due to health because of the range of medical care available to them, so in a way, for the most part an abortion is a choice as much as deciding what school to send the kids to or if they want to keep the nanny or not for another couple years.

So, if the foundation "stays out of the controversy" or sweeps it under the rug, claiming that abortion is not really a health issue and contraceptives and adoption services are all women really need, then in their mind, there's no need to discuss abortion when discussing "real" women's health care.

I think they're just clueless or willfully ignorant - and a bit cowardly. Their foundation has to be the good guy in the eyes of the world, and currently, most of the western world has issues dealing with reproduction issues (i.e. unless it's deviant, having sex is a "choice" by the woman and the man for the act itself and children are the natural outcome of that act when no contraceptive is used)- and the western world currently is the dominant culture most others strive either to be like or to react against.

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  -Bill and Melinda ain't all that ensho  Sep-06-10 10:03 AM   #0 
  - If they "don't want to be part of the controversy.", shouldn't they let the doctors and women  madmom   Sep-06-10 10:14 AM   #1 
  - Oh no! They are not perfectly in sync with all DUers?  stray cat   Sep-06-10 10:16 AM   #2 
  - So you have a choice to support women's health or the oligarch - and you go with the oligarth.  katandmoon   Sep-06-10 10:40 AM   # 
     - Shocking isn't it?  SammyWinstonJack   Sep-06-10 11:31 AM   #32 
  - How 'bout they help out with health care in the country which made them rich?  area51   Sep-06-10 10:19 AM   #3 
  - in 2008, nine million children under age 5 died  mzteris   Sep-06-10 11:39 AM   #33 
  - Not bad for a man who sold the Ford Pinto of software for decades  HysteryDiagnosis   Sep-06-10 10:23 AM   #4 
  - LOL...bullshit! You Gates haters are just jealous!  KansasVoter   Sep-06-10 10:25 AM   #5 
     - 010010101 100110111 000000111 111101011 n/t  HysteryDiagnosis   Sep-06-10 10:31 AM   #6 
        - OK.....  KansasVoter   Sep-06-10 10:37 AM   #8 
           - Well, I for one don't approve of some of their actions in the past, your  HysteryDiagnosis   Sep-06-10 11:04 AM   #24 
  - Bill the college dropout wants to reform education  proud2BlibKansan   Sep-06-10 10:37 AM   #7 
  - So he spends 1.5 billion on a good cause but not what some thinks he should spend it on!  KansasVoter   Sep-06-10 10:39 AM   #9 
     - Yes, the Koch brothers are so revered here.  katandmoon   Sep-06-10 10:43 AM   #14 
     - I see as many anti-gate posts as anti-koch ones. It should be 20-1  KansasVoter   Sep-06-10 10:48 AM   #15 
     - you left out something - the women, us women, our sisters in Africa  ensho   Sep-06-10 10:56 AM   #19 
     - you're totally off-base - they are NOT "anti-abortionists"  mzteris   Sep-06-10 11:41 AM   #35 
     - So did the Kochs  proud2BlibKansan   Sep-06-10 11:20 AM   #27 
        - You are irrational based on one experience with Gates and computers. I forgive you.  KansasVoter   Sep-06-10 12:04 PM   #39 
  - I guess giving 1.5 billion isn't enough for some..  Upton   Sep-06-10 10:40 AM   #10 
  - No, they are immensely rich and powerful. So they are utterly above criticism.  katandmoon   Sep-06-10 10:42 AM   #12 
  - It is a joke. Gates gives Billions to good causes and people hate him here.  KansasVoter   Sep-06-10 10:49 AM   #16 
  - Doesn't make much sense does it?  Upton   Sep-06-10 11:03 AM   #23 
  - And they are buying the stairway to heaven. So they think.  Curmudgeoness   Sep-06-10 11:11 AM   #25 
  - Are you related to Bill or something?  proud2BlibKansan   Sep-06-10 11:29 AM   #31 
     - Gates has also given money  Upton   Sep-06-10 11:41 AM   #34 
        - it shouldn't matter - the level of good that has been done  mzteris   Sep-06-10 11:43 AM   #36 
        - So he's bipartisan  proud2BlibKansan   Sep-06-10 11:49 AM   #38 
  - its called a 'sanity test' the Gates failed  ensho   Sep-06-10 10:57 AM   #20 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-06-10 11:48 AM   #37 
  - that is a lie - they are not anti-abortionist  mzteris   Sep-06-10 12:49 PM   #40 
  - So money buys respect?  proud2BlibKansan   Sep-06-10 11:23 AM   #28 
  - giving up? Yeah, like they didn't get an equal TAX BENEFIT for that amount  Donnachaidh   Sep-06-10 12:56 PM   #42 
  - I don't think they're religiously insane - I think they are either social cowards -  haele   Sep-06-10 10:40 AM   #11 
  - They Are Pragmatic  iamjoy   Sep-06-10 10:53 AM   #18 
     - I feel the need to insult them - openingly and loudly  ensho   Sep-06-10 11:00 AM   #21 
  - I have never, ever supported the philosophy behind their philanthropy.  Brickbat   Sep-06-10 10:43 AM   #13 
  - they're spearheading public school privatization  ibegurpard   Sep-06-10 10:49 AM   #17 
  - ditto  ensho   Sep-06-10 11:00 AM   #22 
  - double ditto  proud2BlibKansan   Sep-06-10 11:24 AM   #29 
  - Oh look - the opposite complaint:  mzteris   Sep-06-10 11:15 AM   #26 
  - avoiding the controversy for this organization -  mzteris   Sep-06-10 11:24 AM   #30 
  - Bill Gates the Misogynist Pig  Odin2005   Sep-06-10 12:51 PM   #41 

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