Others critics of expanding contraception to the poorest rings of society compare Gates’ push to the eugenics movement, which “helped” the less fortunate by simply eliminating them.
The Gates Foundation forked over more than $437 million for population control efforts in 2009, making up 81 percent of foundation donations to UNFPA.
When Melinda Gates appeared on The Colbert Report June 27, Stephen Colbert joked that contraception is “not necessarily saving people’s lives, so much as it’s stopping people’s lives from existing.”
He later joked, “If this succeeds … isn’t there a danger that there will stop being poor people and you’ll have nothing to do?”
“I look forward to that day,” Gates responded.
The audience cheered.