[quote="Arturo_Ortiz, post:1, topic:283722"]
I understand the church's stand on contraception as I myself don't believe life should be stopped. I believe that life starts at conception and that we should not hinder life in any way. I just want to hear what people have to say about this particular scenario. In Africa there is a lot of poverty, many girls are forced to have sex and many other things including getting pregnant when they can't afford it. I believe that the lord provides but I am just talking about it specifically about the use of contraceptives in a place like this.
The article did not mention young girls or girls being raped. The only specifics they offered were that *married *women, *whose husbands did not know *they were using abc were having a difficult time getting it.
WRT young women being raped--I have heard about this: a couple of articles in which it was stated that young girls should be put on abc because they might be raped.
My jaw is *still *dropping. I am sorry, this makes no sense. If anyone is being raped, the solution is not to give them abc *but to protect them from being raped!!!! *
Does Melinda gates have any justification for her stand?
She has *no *justification for her stand. She seems to want to move people who are already poor into a demographic problem where there will be lots of elderly people and no one to care for them, just like so many other places in the world.
Does she have any merit or right in her believe that contraceptives when it comes to Africa is more acceptable.
The people in Africa are just as worthy of respect and have just as much dignity as anyone else in the world. ABC in Africa is just as reprehensible as abc in the US or Europe.
Much as I hate to say it, the work done in the 1900s for pushing abc onto poor nations like those of Africa really had a very eugenic tinge to them. At the same time, our governement here in the US was paying to sterilize poor, often black, people, often without their knowledge.
In a country like America it's easier to raise a kid even in poverty, and for that same reason their shouldn't be as much need for anyone to use contraceptives. We also have more rights and services to raise a kid. But what about a country like Africa where poverty is everywhere and they don't have rights like us to raise a kid?
People in Africa used to raise lots of children with little problem (except for wars and stuff like that). So what happened? People moved into the cities, and now they do not know how to support themselves on the land anymore. They used to grow things and hunt, and no this generation lacks that knowledge of how to feed themselves.
And then when someone tries to get a business going, like a dairy business, USAID comes in with lots of free dried milk and runs them out of business. (Seriously)
I would like to hear everyone's suggestions.
The US should get out of the UN and both the UN and the US should get out of other people's business. It's one thing to help a nation which wants help, it's another entirely to force them to accept abc in order for the US to help them out.