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@dredmorbius @bgcarlisle Yeah, I was confused by the Gates Foundation described as "pro-life" when conservatives call Bill "depopulationist" and "eugenicist", and Melinda got flak from the Catholic Church for saying her religious upbringing guided her toward offering people contraceptives.
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Either way, this is a funny conclusion:

> one of the strongest arguments I can think of, for why philanthropists should instead be taxed and the funds they would have spent on their conception of the public good dispersed through democratic means

when the current administration of the democratic means, and several before it, from both branches of the American single-party state, is instituting gag rules and undermining private pro-choice work in both the States and abroad.
@bgcarlisle Sorry, didn't realize you were the author, or I'd have asked you in a constructive way. There is no discussion really, just a question: What's the basis
for calling the Gates Foundation pro-life?

@clacke Just read the Wikipedia article:

> Up to 2013, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provided $71 million to Planned Parenthood and affiliated organizations. In 2014, Melinda Gates has stated that the foundation "has decided not to fund abortion" ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26

@bgcarlisle No longer funding pro-choice isn't quite the same thing as anti-choice.

I'm guessing they received pressure from the representative democracy.

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> No longer funding pro-choice isn't quite the same thing as anti-choice.

I never said they were "anti-choice"

I said that this is an example of the whims of a billionaire determining de facto healthcare policy, which it is

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