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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

An African woman's letter to Melinda Gates

One not to miss. Obianuju Ekeocha Is working as a biomedical scientist in Canterbury. Most of her family are in Nigeria. She has written an open letter to Melinda Gates in response to her plan to inject 4.6 billion dollars' worth of contraception into her homeland.

The letter was published at Catholic Online but I link to it at Little Catholic Bubble which is where I found it.

Here is a taster:
Unlike what we see in the developed Western world, there is actually very high compliance with Pope Paul VI's "Humanae Vitae." For these African women, in all humility, have heard, understood and accepted the precious words of the prophetic pope. Funny how people with a much lower literacy level could clearly understand that which the average Vogue- and Cosmo-reading-high-class woman has refused to understand. I guess humility makes all the difference.
Obianuju offers an excellent analysis of why contraception is not what her African sisters need from the West, and gives an intelligent list of what they do need.

Do go and read the letter.

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