Posted on | July 20, 2012 by Wendy Wright |
The BBC Sunday Morning Show tackled the topic “Should We Promote Contraception in Developing Countries.” A follow-up to the Melinda Gates/DfID Summit, the debate in studio was two guests against one (you can guess which side was overrepresented, can’t you) and the hostess only challenged the one.
Caroline Farrow of Catholic Voices beautifully represented women of faith with facts and grace. She explained what women really need, and exposed the fallacies of arguments behind the Melinda Gates/DfID initiative to misuse real problems (lack of care for pregnant women and newborns) to push contraception. As my colleagues have pointed out, the initiative addresses childbirth related problems by telling women they shouldn’t have gotten pregnant.
By Skype is a feisty doctor from Africa. Dr. Obi Ideh hit the issue head on: “Contraception is the biggest distraction to helping women stay alive. It is not the answer.”
You can watch here.