There is big money in abortion.
Billionaires like Bill Gates, George Soros, Warren Buffet and others donate huge amounts of money to pro-abortion groups in the U.S. and across the world.
Now, the Washington Free Beacon reports about another billionaire, the late David Packard of Hewlett-Packard, whose foundation has given nearly $350 million to abortion advocacy groups in the past five years alone.
Much of that spending has been on work to expand access to the abortion drug mifepristone, according to the Beacon’s investigation.
Mifepristone is used to abort unborn babies up to 10 weeks of pregnancy. It blocks the hormone progesterone and basically starves the baby to death. For decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration required that abortionists provide the drug in-person after a medical examination because of its high risks. In December, however, the Biden administration got rid of the in-person requirement and began allowing the drug to be sold through the mail.
According to the Beacon, financial records from the Packard Foundation indicate that it was heavily involved in making that happen.
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The foundation gave millions of dollars to pro-abortion groups that lobbied Congress to end the safety regulations and to the company GenBioPro, which recently developed a generic form of the abortion drug, the report states.
Here’s more from the investigation:
In 2017, the Packard Foundation gave $1,000,000 to the Reproductive Freedom Project, a division of the American Civil Liberties Union that works to “ensure that all in our society have access to” abortion. That year, Reproductive Freedom Project attorneys sued the FDA to challenge its abortion pill restrictions, which required patients to receive abortion pills in person from specialty clinics.
Months later, in 2018, the foundation invested $500,000 in GenBioPro. The Nevada-based private company makes the generic form of mifepristone, an oral drug used to cause an abortion. It invested an additional $1.5 million in GenBioPro in 2019, the same year the company’s generic abortion pill received FDA approval and hit the market.
The Packard Foundation also gave money to the abortion advocacy groups All Above All, New Venture Fund and Abortion on Our Own Terms, connected groups that have been pushing for the deregulation of the abortion drug for years, according to the report.
Abortion advocacy and population control have been goals of the Packard Foundation for decades. Back in 1996, it gave a $14 million loan to Danco Laboratories to help it seek approval and begin selling the abortion drug mifepristone in the United States, according to the Beacon.
An estimated 42.6 million unborn babies were aborted across the world in 2021, including about 1 million in the United States. These babies were unique, living human beings who deserved a right to life. So many babies, mothers and fathers could be saved from the pain and regret of abortion if only wealthy, powerful families like the Packards, Buffets, Gateses and Soroses chose to use their money to help people. Instead, they are funding the largest killing industry in the world.