Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife gave record-breaking donation to Planned Parenthood as debate over Roe v Wade heats up

As part of her goal to give away the majority of her money, MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos, has donated a record-setting $275 million to Planned Parenthood — the largest donation in the organization’s controversial history.

After receiving a 4 percent interest in Amazon in the divorce, Scott has been spreading her wealth around, donating more than $3.8 billion to 465 different non-profits just since June, Breitbart reported.

Her latest gift comes as many fear — or, in the case of conservatives, pray — the U.S. Supreme Court will soon overturn Roe v Wade.

In a statement celebrating the windfall, Planned Parenthood says the “generous gift” comes at a time “when access to sexual and reproductive health care is under attack like never before, especially access to abortion.”

As Politico reported in February, many Republican-run states have, using Mississippi’s law as a model, passed bills that ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. In Texas, the cutoff is six weeks.

“Their strategy underscores the confidence conservatives feel that the Supreme Court will rule their way and limit or eliminate Roe v. Wade later this year, and the concern many have that the Texas law could ultimately be undone by a barrage of ongoing legal challenges,” Politico stated.

However, as Breitbart notes, in California, where “Liberal” doesn’t quite describe the level of state-sanctioned “wokeness,” abortions are now free for those who want one, thanks to its new legislation.

Nevertheless, it appears Scott’s donation will apparently help Planned Parenthood deal with the reproductive “crisis.”

“We are incredibly grateful for Ms. Scott’s extraordinary philanthropic investment in Planned Parenthood, as a critical part of the public health infrastructure,” said Planned Parenthood President and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson. “There is no question that we are living through a crisis for sexual and reproductive health and rights in this country. As we face the most serious attacks on access to reproductive health care that we’ve seen in a generation, we know this moment requires us to be innovative and to double down on our efforts to ensure everyone has equitable access to health care, including abortion.”

If you take Planned Parenthood’s numbers as a guide, the average cost for an abortion can run up to $1,500, so Scott’s donation of $275 million represents a lot of doubling down — potentially to the tune of 183,333 dead babies.

And if Johnson’s statement is to be believed, Planned Parenthood is going to make sure most of them will be black.

“This funding will support our efforts to advance health equity by eliminating racial and structural barriers for our patients in the communities where Planned Parenthood works,” Johnson said. “We know Black women experience disproportionately higher rates of maternal mortality, STIs, and will be most hurt by the loss of abortion access in the South and Midwest. By starting with the Black health experience in partnership with local communities, we see this as an opportunity to not only improve health outcomes for Black patients, but to transform how all patients, especially those of color and those in rural and low income communities, experience our health care, education, and organizing efforts.”

And in totally unrelated news, an October 2021 study found that a school lunch costs $170.13 per student, per year, and 1.54 million students can’t afford their school meals.

In case you are wondering, 275 million divided by 170 is 1,617,647 — a far bigger number than 1.54 million.

But sure… You do you, MacKenzie.


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