Melinda Gates says she is “optimistic” that Pope Francis will change teaching on contraception. Gates, and her husband Bill Gates (of Microsoft fame), have given millions of dollars promoting a Culture of Death through abortion and contraception in Africa.
Gates, who was raised Catholic, said she had “agreed to disagree” with the Church on the issue, claiming that contraception is “one of the greatest anti-poverty innovations the world has ever known.”
The Foundation is currently co-hosting an international summit in London on the issue of access to contraception in the developing world. Reuters says they expect to raise at least $2.5 billion, and will invest $375 million of that in “family planning” programmes over the next four years.