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Only one proper response to this: GOOD! Great, grand and spectacular!

And just to get my proverbial shot in, the Catholic Church has shown that it is more concerned with proselytizing than raising living standards and promoting development; this task has been held in their charge long enough.

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Melinda Gates wants to put birth control back on the agenda. In May, the billionaire philanthropist announced she plans to make family planning her signature, promising billions of dollars to promote contraceptive use, particularly in poor nations. Today, at the London Summit on Family Planning, co-hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.K., she put the plan into action, officially launching a $4 billion fundraising campaign. It is being billed as landmark show of support for an issue that has long languished on the margins of development policy. Here, quickly, are three things you should know:

(MORE: The World at 7 Billion)

1.This is big. And not just because of the money. Decades of research show, conclusively, that improving access to contraception is good for women, good for children, good for countries. Yet over the past 15 years, support for family-planning programs has plummeted…

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