Obama’s Medal of Freedom Honors Planned Parenthood

On Nov. 18, feminist Gloria Steinem spoke to reporters in Washington about receiving the Medal of Freedom from Pres. Barack Obama. During her speech, she said her medal honors “the work of Margaret Sanger,” the woman who founded what became Planned Parenthood. “I hope this is retroactive in honoring the work of Margaret Sanger,” Steinem said. “I hope that she would celebrate this recognition that reproductive freedom is a human right at least as crucial as freedom of speech and that Read more […]

Gates Foundation Pushing Dangerous Contraceptives on Black Populations

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is taking fire from leaders of Black organizations and human rights advocates for funding and promoting a new form of the controversial contraceptive Depo Provera, particularly aimed at women in Africa and developing countries. Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, recently told the New York Times that she is championing wide distribution of the drug as a result of talking to poor women around the world. But Kwame Fosu, policy director for Read more […]