The following comes from a July 8 story on LifeSiteNews.com.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is funding the development of a contraceptive microchip that can be remotely controlled to release hormones that can act as abortifacients into a woman’s body for up to 16 years. Both the chip’s potential to take a life and the potential privacy concerns have drawn criticism.
The chip, which measures 20 x 20 x 7 millimeters, can be implanted under the skin of a woman’s buttocks, upper arm, or abdomen in 30 minutes. The device contains a 16-year reservoir of the drug levonorgestrel, releasing 30 micrograms a day – but the dosage can be altered by remote control, as well.
The technology was originally intended, and tested, to release osteoporosis medication in elderly women, but Dr. Robert Langer of MIT changed his focus to contraception after a personal discussion with Bill Gates. Gavin Corley, a biomedical engineer, told the BBC the technology could be used to achieve contraceptive targets in the developing world, indicating “a humanitarian application as opposed to satisfying a first-world need.”
The announcement comes as the Gates Foundation is spearheading an international, multi-billion-dollar push for expanding birth control in the developing world, bringing charges from pro-life and political that they are engaged in global population control. In June, Melinda Gates wrote that the foundation “has decided not to fund abortion” as part of its efforts.
But numerous studies have indicated that levonorgestrel, the hormone used both by this chip and the morning after pill, has a strong anti-implantation effect, meaning it acts in part by preventing a newly-conceived embryo from implanting in the uterus. One study found the hormone only has an “effectiveness rate” of 49 percent when blocking ovulation alone.
“Administration of dangerous hormonal contraceptive drugs, whether through new technologies or traditional oral methods, should not be considered a boon for women’s health, as the serious risks of these drugs are better known every day,” Fr. Shenan Boquet, president of Human Life International, told LifeSiteNews.com.
“Our concerns are only heightened when we see reporters promoting this effort of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation without mention of the harm done to women by other versions of these drugs, as if this only promises good health and empowerment for women,” he added.
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CCC: ” 2399 The regulation of births represents one of the aspects of responsible fatherhood and motherhood. Legitimate intentions on the part of the spouses do not justify recourse to morally unacceptable means (for example, direct sterilization or contraception).”
Also see: CCC # 2370.
CCC: ” 2271 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable.
Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law:
You shall not kill the embryo by abortion and shall not cause the newborn to perish.
God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves.
Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes. ”
CCC = “Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition”
“revised in accordance with the official Latin text promulgated by Pope John Paul II” (-1997)
For more info go to: “What Catholics REALLY Believe SOURCE”
What all of these people desperately need, is moral and religious training and practice! Including Bill and Melinda Gates! Has anyone ever thought of teaching people the Virtue of Chastity and SELF-CONTROL, for problems related to sex?? And as for poor married couples of the Third World– encourage them to have families, perhaps practicing NFP!! They need dignity and respect! Help them with jobs and economic development! Help them with schools, medical care, and basic services, for their overall needs! Help them to be a success! Do not treat them as dumb, procreating animals, that have to be “controlled,” simply because they are poor! They need the dignity and respect of a home, marriage and family, and a decent life, with good morals, and pride in themselves! They also need the pride and dignity, to pass on their cultures, to their own, precious babies who will be born!
The civilized world called Hitler and Nazi Germany a beast because of the wicked experiments which were done on human beings. Well, the world is no longer civilized, and it has become more evil than Hitler or even Stalin for the monstrous innovations aimed at population control. Along with abortion, birth control are tools of hell to rid our world of human beings.The streets which were once full of children, playing and having fun are now empty, as are the schools because the birth rate has dropped sharply. What goes around, comes around, and we are witnesses to the beginning of the end. May God have mercy on us all.
You’re right that world is now more evil than Hitler or Stalin. Obama, Democrats, and all those who voted for Obama and the Democrats – including millions of “Catholics” – have the blood of tens of millions of butchered babies on their hands.
You’re right that the world is now more evil than Hitler or Stalin. Obama, the Democrats, and all those who voted for Obama and the Democrats – including millions of “Catholics” – have the blood of tens of millions of butchered babies on their hands.
And how long until the women using this terrible invention begin dying from it? How will poor third world women sue the Gates Foundation? Contraception not only kills babies-and yes it does-but those women who subject themselves to it.
Clearly, another invention of Satan……thank you Father Karl, Linda Marie and Pete for your thoughtful and truthful posts.
This helps to implement – Margaret Sanger’s (of Planned Parenthood) EUGENICS policy.
Note the contraceptive correlation between our own Turkey Baster Creationist Courts and those Down Under – Way Down Under, like the Abomination only more trans-parental.
“Judge in Australia says incest may no longer be a taboo and the only reason it is criminal is potential birth abnormalities, which can be solved by abortion
Judge Garry Neilson, from the district court in the state of New South Wales, likened incest to homosexuality,
which was once regarded as criminal and “unnatural” but is now widely accepted.
He said incest was now only a crime because it may lead to abnormalities in offspring but this rationale was increasingly irrelevant because of the availability of contraception and abortion.
“A jury might find nothing untoward in the advance of a brother towards his sister once she had sexually matured, had sexual relationships with other men and was now ‘available’, not having [a] sexual partner,” the judge said.
Is it too over the top to say that Bill & Melinda Gates are apostate “Catholic” billionaires, and through their incredible riches are contributing to the possible reign of antichrist, whose kingdom seems to be getting closer to us yearly ? I just can’t imagine two people who have such incredible influence in our culture FOR GOOD, yet seem to perversely choose to use their great riches for catastrophic evil. And I just can’t figure out WHY. Are they under the malign influence of some variant of the Russian mystical madman Rasputin? Beholden in some way to this equivalent charismatic nutball that so ruined the Russian royal family? Or are they just so enamored of their own utilitarian authoritarianism that their own counsel is all they need, coupled with the billions that are theirs? I would guess that the uber wealthy Gates couple are in a demonic delusional bubble of their own making, living in the classic billionaire universe of selfwill, where the egos of both reign supreme. I guess that’s a possibility. There’s a great mystery at play here. And God only knows what their real story is, and so far He’s silent. Or? May Our Lady of the Universe pray for us and protect us in these very interesting days that we all live through. God bless all, markrite
God gave everyone a free will.
He gave everyone different gifts.
He will judge everyone accordingly.
All literate Catholics, including Gates should be reading the “Bible” and “Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition” in their own homes.
CCC: ” 1791 This ignorance can often be imputed to personal responsibility. This is the case when a man “takes little trouble to find out what is true and good,
or when conscience is by degrees almost blinded through the habit of committing sin.”
In such cases, the person is culpable for the evil he commits. “
I’ve missed your posts, Mark. Your insights on the Gates is absolutely intriguing. To be honest, I’ve never given them much thought, but thinking about their choice of a home, how they dress etc. it would seem your second choice of their motivation is the more probable…banality, utilitarian, unspiritual and in the end, rather ordinary, as is so much evil. As many have commented here, and from what I’ve read, the demons released in an exorcism are incredibly insipid. Only the power and incredibly imagination of human beings can give their lack of creativity any scope. That’s why so much of what is twisted and wrong in the Church are people using the incredible power of faith for evil…there’s nothing more horrible than a Catholic or a Jew gone to the other side…Joseph Stalin, Karl Marx, Hitler, the Rosenburgs, so many in the political left, (especially the aclu).
The Gates Foundation should be using money for those in need of basic: food, water, shelter, health care, literacy, and helping these people stand on their own two feet.
In addition they should provide Catholic Bibles and “Catechisms of the Catholic Church, Second Edition” in the appropriate language to the poor literate.