The Face of Evil: Melinda Gates Becomes World’s Largest Abortion Clinic Donor

Written by Joshua Parker.

Melinda Gates has officially become the world’s largest donor to abortion clinics, donating vast amounts of her personal wealth to support abortion initiatives worldwide. On May 28, 2024, Gates contributed tens of millions of dollars through her foundation, Pivotal Ventures, which she founded in 2015.

Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee, expressed her disappointment to The National Catholic Register, saying, “Melinda French Gates could do much to help women and their preborn children on the national and even international level, yet she has decided instead to pour money into the abortion industry that already makes billions of dollars by taking the lives of innocent preborn children.” She added, “Tragically, this kind of ‘help’ destroys lives and damages women.”

Gates has pledged approximately $200 million to these causes. Pivotal Ventures announced that the new grants are “aimed at supercharging the work of organizations fighting in the U.S. to advance women’s power and protect their rights, including reproductive freedom.”

Recipients of Gates’ Contributions

The National Catholic Register reports that several organizations benefiting from Gates’ generosity include:

Center for Reproductive Rights: Founded in 1992 and headquartered in New York City, this legal advocacy organization promotes abortion-friendly laws in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the U.S. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, it reported gross receipts of about $66.8 million.

The Collaborative for Gender + Reproductive Equity: Established in 2018 in New York City by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, this collaborative provides funds to other organizations. It aims to integrate gender and reproductive equity with other issues like childcare, paid leave, pay equity, and LGBTQ rights.

National Women’s Law Center: This Washington, D.C.-based legal advocacy group features a prominent focus on abortion rights. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, it reported gross receipts of about $25 million.

Collective Future Fund: A feminist organization founded in 2020 that supports various groups, including the National Network of Abortion Funds. In July 2020, it received backing from Mackenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

Ms. Foundation for Women: Established in 1972 by Gloria Steinem and other women, this organization advocates for abortion and other women’s rights through grants and support. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, it reported gross receipts of about $26 million.

The Impact of Gates’ Donations

Gates’ substantial donations have sparked significant debate. While supporters argue that her contributions promote women’s rights and reproductive freedom, critics contend that these funds further a harmful agenda. The debate underscores the broader conflict between differing views on abortion and women’s health.

The organizations receiving Gates’ donations play a significant role in advocating for reproductive rights and gender equity. These funds are likely to enhance their capacity to influence policy and support women’s health initiatives worldwide.

Our Take

Melinda Gates’ record-breaking donations to abortion-related causes raise critical ethical and societal questions. While she aims to support women’s rights, the focus on abortion overlooks the potential to invest in life-affirming solutions. The substantial financial support for these organizations highlights the divisive nature of reproductive rights. It’s crucial to consider the broader implications of such funding and explore ways to support women’s health without compromising the value of life.

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