That's universal — we all want to bring every good thing to our children. But what's not universal is our ability to provide every good thing.

Melinda Gates

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Source: "Let's Put Birth Control Back on the Agenda." TEDxChange. Apr. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from philanthropist Melinda Gates' 2012 TED Talk on the importance of providing universal access to birth control. This quote means that parents all want the best for their children; however, conditions such as poverty and lack of access to birth control prevent many parents from providing the best for their children. By using contraception to control the size of their families, parents can provide better lives for their children, says Gates. Watch the full TED Talk here: Melinda Gates - Let's Put Birth Control Back on the Agenda