by Julia Johnson at The Washington Examiner
MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire ex-wife to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has donated a record-breaking sum to Planned Parenthood, the organization revealed Wednesday.
Scott’s $275 million donation is the largest ever received from a single donor in Planned Parenthood’s history, which called it “unprecedented” and “extraordinary.”
In a Wednesday statement, Planned Parenthood Federation of America President and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson said, “We are incredibly grateful for Ms. Scott’s extraordinary philanthropic investment in Planned Parenthood, as a critical part of the public health infrastructure.”
She added: “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.”
Johnson said that black women “will be most hurt by the loss of abortion access in the South and Midwest” while discussing “efforts to advance health equity by eliminating racial and structural barriers for our patients” and the launch of the “Black Health Equity Initiative.”
The donation was made to the national office and 21 local affiliates of the abortion-providing nonprofit organization, which are specifically listed in a blog post from Scott.
It was revealed on Tuesday…Continue Reading